SUBSCRIBE | NEWSLETTERS | MAPS | VIDEOS | BLOGS | MARKETPLACE | CONTESTS
TRY BACKPACKER FREE!
SUBSCRIBE NOW and get
2 Free Issues and 3 Free Gifts!
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email: (required)
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll pay just $12.00, and receive a full one-year subscription (9 issues in all), a 73% savings off the newsstand price! If for any reason I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing.
Your subscription includes 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Or click here to pay now and get 2 extra issues
Offer valid in US only.
CLICK HERE TO LAUNCH FULL SCREEN MAP

Bush Mtn

tx

Star Star Star Star Star

Distance: 17.3 miles


Bush Mtn loop in Guadalupe Mtn National Park

 

The weather in the Guadalupe's is good even in the hottest part of the summer due to the high elevation.  Get an early start and you can avoid the worst of the intense sun coming from the Southwest. 

This is a very strenuous hike that gains about 4K feet in the first 4 miles and then stays at or above 8K feet for the remainder of the trek until the steep descent down Bear Mtn. 

You'll need to carry at least a gallon of water a day.  There is little or no water in the back country. 

The deciduous evergreen forest that appears at the summit is well worth the effort and views from Bush Mountain rival those of Big Bend. 

Post a comment

ADD A COMMENT

Your rating:
Your Name:

Comment:




Go
View all Gear
Find a retailer
Get 2 FREE Trial Issues and 3 FREE GIFTS
Survival Skills 101 • Eat Better
The Best Trails in America
YES! Please send me my FREE trial issues of Backpacker
and my 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Full Name:
City:
Address 1:
Zip Code:
State:
Address 2:
Email (required):
Free trial offer valid for US subscribers only. Canadian subscriptions | International subscriptions