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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 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
Wow
Mar 18, 2022
Grace Burns
March 18, 2022
Mar 15, 2022
Citlali Rodriguez
Spring Break 2022
Feb 18, 2022
Aaron Estrada
Nov 28, 2021
Tracy Mellison
Aug 17, 2021
Marianna Rogers
Hiked up with Tío halfway, then continued on with only Feli when we heard thunder. Lots of ladybugs at the top—they must love the altitude! Clouds!
May 13, 2021
Luke Skywalker

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