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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.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Tom Robson
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Mar 12, 2023
Jeremy R
Mar 10, 2023
Sandra Huerta
Hard hike worth the struggle.
Feb 24, 2023
Kelly B
8:25 arrival to pkg at trailhead
May 17, 2022
Connor White
Reached just before noon. Some incredible views and wildlife await! It was a shock being dive bombed multiple times by birds at the summit.
May 11, 2022
Timothy Hine
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Mar 18, 2022
Grace Burns
March 18, 2022
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Citlali Rodriguez
Spring Break 2022
Feb 18, 2022
Aaron Estrada

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