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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 5, 2019
Paula Grace
Stunning views, easy but steep trail, small amount of scramble at the top. Beautiful, worth every minute. Start early and stay safe in the sun.
Apr 12, 2019
Jonathan Roop
Good hike and steady incline. Take trekking poles and knee braces if you have knee issues. Coming down is rough.
Mar 10, 2019
Megian Stewart
9:30am start 4:50 end :45 at top :45 seeing camp area
Dec 26, 2018
Lou Guajardo
Dec 22, 2018
Don Gray
Dec 21, 2018
Mckean Simmons
Nov 10, 2018
Ella Gron White
Oct 29, 2018
Jennifer Funderburg

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