Guadalupe Mountains National Park is primarily a wilderness park and has several hiker access points including: Pine Springs, Frijole Ranch, McKittrick Canyon, Dog Canyon, Salt Basin Dunes, Williams Ranch and Guadalupe Canyon.
The park requires the visible display of an entrance pass on all vehicle dashboards or windshields. The option to purchase a 7-day site pass in advance through Recreation.gov allows you to print the pass and display it while visiting the park. With the pass, you can head directly to the access point of your choice, avoiding lines at the visitor center or paying at the self-pay stations within the park.
The purchase of this site pass will not reserve parking at trailheads. Access to parking is first come first served.
Remember, visitors who own an America the Beautiful-National Park & Federal Recreation Lands, Annual or Lifetime Pass, can use their pass at Guadalupe Mountains National Park to cover the pass owner plus 3 adults, as stated on the pass. Each additional adult will need to pay a separate entrance fee. The pass must be displayed on your vehicle while visiting the park.
This site pass is only valid for entrance fees at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
This is not a permit which guarantees access to popular trailhead parking areas. During busy times, such as during peak fall colors and spring break weekends, you may need to select other trail options. Consider visiting Monday through Friday, rather than on weekends.
All visitors 16 years of age and older are required to pay an entrance fee at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Print your pass before driving to the park. All vehicles parked at trailheads, campgrounds and parking areas are required to have and display passes on the dashboard.
Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, cannot be replaced if lost or stolen and are void if altered or reproduced.
Interagency Annual and Lifetime passes cover entrance fees at Guadalupe Mountains NP for the pass owner and three additional adults. If you plan to visit three or more federal fee areas an Interagency pass may save you money.
For the purposes of upgrading to an Interagency annual or lifetime passes: Digital site passes may not be accepted at parks other than Guadalupe Mountains NP as credit toward an upgrade.
For more information about the different pass options or park closures and opportunities, visit our website at www.nps.gov/gumo.
You are are responsible for your own safety:
>When hiking, bring and carry with you, enough drinking water for each member in your group. One gallon per person per day, recommended.
>Fill up your fuel tank. Gas/Diesel is not available at the park. (Nearest fuel is 35 miles away in White City, NM.)