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The highest point in Texas, Guadalupe Peak stands at 8,751 ft. above sea level. Rising high above the Chihuahuan Desert, the peak offers stunning views of the surrounding area.

Although the summit is high, it can generally be climbed year-round. Once at the top, you'll find a stainless steel pyramid which was erected by American Airlines in 1958 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Butterfield Overland Mail, a stagecoach route that once ran below the mountain.

All-Day Hike: Take the Guadalupe Peak Trail. It features 3,000 ft. of elevation gain in a little over 4 miles just to get to the top. Don't forget you have to hike the whole way back too!

You can make this an overnight by staying at the Guadalupe Peak Campground.

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Tom Robson

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May 13, 2021
Luke Skywalker
Apr 10, 2021
Charlotte Simpson
Feb 9, 2021
Patrick Muller
Top of Texas
Jan 5, 2021
Chelsea T
Nov 10, 2020
Tom Herr
Highest peak in TX st 8751 feet. Anna and I took a number of breaks on the way up, but were non-stop going down. Strong, chilly wind.
Oct 16, 2020
Brad Harris
Sep 11, 2020
Rebecca Reyes
STRENUOUS but a totally worth it trail. Great challenge amazing views all long the way. Pine forest smelled fresh and delicious. Bring trekking poles
Sep 10, 2020
Rachel Pierstorff

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