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Guadalupe Mountains National Park: Guadalupe Peak

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Distance: 8.0 miles


You'll summit the highest point in Texas on this 8-mile overnight trip in Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
  • Eastern Views
  • Campsite
  • Looking east from the campground
  • Views to the east
  • Hunter Peak
  • Looking west from the campground
  • The highest bridge in Texas
  • Guadalupe Peak
  • El Capitan
  • American Airlines Monument and El Capitan
  • View of the campground
  • Shumard Peak

The Guadalupe Mountains rise from the west Texas salt flats like a limestone shiv. Reach the top of Texas (8,751-foot Guadalupe Peak) on an 8-miler with long-distance views of scrubland stretching to Mexico and New Mexico. Camp at the site a mile from the summit to extend your stay.

SEASON: Fall to winter

PERMIT: Overnight camping in Guadalupe Mountains National Park requires a free backcountry permit. Get more trip planning details at nps.gov/gumo/planyourvisit/backpacking.htm.

MORE INFO: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, (915) 828-3251; nps.gov/gumo.

-Mapped by Steven Smith, mylifeoutdoors.com

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