El Capitan, Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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El Capitan (Spanish: El Capitán) is a peak in Culberson County, Texas, located within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The 10th-highest peak in Texas at 8,085 ft (2,464 m), El Capitan is part of the Guadalupe Mountains, an exposed portion of a Permian period reef uplifted and exposed by tectonic activity during the late Cretaceous period. The southern terminus of the Guadalupe Mountains, El Capitan looms over U.S. 62/180, where its imposing height and stark outline have made it one of the iconic images of the Trans-Pecos to generations of travelers.
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  • This is the most interesting feature of the park. It is the highest peak in Texas and is awesome. The best view is from the picnic area about 4 miles west of the park entrance on US 62. 
    This is the most interesting feature of the park. It is the highest peak in Texas and is awesome. The best view is from the picnic area about 4 miles west of the park entrance on US 62.  more »
  • Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas and McKittrick Canyon is probably the most unique in the Chihuahuan desert, but the signature feature for this national park is El Capitan. Shooting... 
    Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas and McKittrick Canyon is probably the most unique in the Chihuahuan desert, but the signature feature for this national park is El Capitan. Shooting...  more »
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  • The view is breathtaking
  • Dry park but the best place in the park is this picture .. The Chisos..

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