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Guadalupe Peak, also known as Signal Peak, is the highest natural point in Texas, with an elevation of 8,751 feet (2,667 m) above sea level. It is located in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and is part of the Guadalupe Mountains range in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas. The mountain is about 90 miles (140 km) east of El Paso and about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The peak rises more than 3,000 feet (910 m) above the arid floor of the Chihuahuan Desert.Put Guadalupe Peak and other Guadalupe Mountains National Park attractions into our Guadalupe Mountains National Park online trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Really great hike that will take you approx 5-6 hours depending on fitness level. Elevation gain is about 3000 feet and its over an 8 mile hike roundtrip. Trail was well trafficked on the Saturday...
Really great hike that will take you approx 5-6 hours depending on fitness level. Elevation gain is about 3000 feet and its over an 8 mile hike roundtrip. Trail was well trafficked on the Saturday... more »
I'm 66 YO, 175 pounds, and in relatively good shape. I trained on a treadmill and weights for a couple of months, several times a week. I did the hike on October 20, 2022. 45 degrees at the start, 70.... more
I'm 66 YO, 175 pounds, and in relatively good shape. I trained on a treadmill and weights for a couple of months, several times a week. I did the hike on October 20, 2022. 45 degrees at the start, 70.... more »
My road trip through New Mexico included the Carlsbad Cavern NP but the 4x4 trails and hiking trails were closed so I had some extra time. I decided to visit the Guadalupe National Park. Best. Idea. Ever. The area is gorgeous. Hiking up took an hour and fifty minutes (4.25 miles) and about an hour and a half to come back down. I reached the summit slightly after sunset on Dec 2nd, 2022. I definitely recommend this hike (there are others) if you're in the area. It's the top of Texas!
The Guadalupe peak trail is definitely VERY strenuous. The summit is beautiful and rewarding! Make sure and pack a light jacket in the cooler months because it’s on the edge of uncomfortably cold without one at the top. The trip up is straight cardio and easy-ish on the body BUT be prepared for the trip down because it is tough on you. We used hiking poles almost the entire time and I KT taped my knees to make sure they were supported. About .7 miles from the bottom there is a sign that indicates “no stock beyond this point” and if you take a left at that sign, you can take the mule trail which is less steep/less step-downs but you’ll add a mile to your hike. 2 liters of water was just under enough for me (we hiked in late April) and I would highly recommend packing a well rounded meal to stop and eat at the summit or somewhere a little further down and warmer. I’m not an extremely experienced hiker and we did it in a bit over 7 hours. Giving 5 stars because it’s a beautiful trail with lots of foliage and selenite to look at but I won’t be doing this one again probably 😅
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