New Mexico National Parks Close Due To Flooding

New Mexico National Parks Close Due To Flooding

UPDATE: The New Mexico flooding led the National Park Service to shut down most of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
UPDATE:Park Superintendent Dennis A. Vásquez announced that although most of the park areas closed by the recent storm will remain closed, the park is beginning to open some areas, as park staff is able to assess damage and begin effecting repairs from heavy rains and flooding.

The Pine Springs Visitor Center remains open to provide information and assist visitors and motorists, and the Pine Springs Campground and the Pinery have reopened. Frijole Ranch Road is open as far as the corral, and visitors may hike from there to Smith Spring, from the west side only, and to Manzanita Spring. The Smith Spring Trail remains closed between Smith Spring and Manzanita Spring. The Guadalupe Peak Trail, the Horse Trail from Guadalupe Peak, the Pinery Trail and the first mile, only, of the Devil’s Hall Trail have reopened, as well. The Guadalupe Peak Backcountry Campground is also open. However, most trails still have loose rocks and uneven ground, and many require shallow water crossings, and hikers and backpackers should exercise
extreme caution. The park hopes to open the Frijole Ranch Cultural History Museum tomorrow morning.


EDDY COUNTY -- The New Mexico flooding led the National Park Service to shut down most of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Mckittrick Canyon, the Pine Springs Campground, the Salt Basin Dunes, Dog Canyon, and other areas are closed.

The staff also evacuated visitors from the park earlier today.

Dog Canyon has received almost ten inches of rain in a day and most creeks and arroyos are flooding.

It's been a long time since they've seen flooding like this, and they're making sure people are out of danger.
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