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Guadalupe Mountains National Park: Guadalupe Peak

You’ll summit the highest point in Texas on this 8-mile overnight trip in Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Rating

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

To Trailhead

From El Paso, drive east on US 180 E/US 62 E/Montana Ave. In 105 miles, turn left onto Pine Canyon Dr. Go 0.6 mile to the trailhead at Pine Springs Campground.

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