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Guadalupe Peak, Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Guadalupe Peak, also known as Signal Peak, is the highest natural point in Texas, with an elevation of 8751ft 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 90mi east of El Paso and about 50mi southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The peak rises more than 3000ft above the arid floor of the Chihuahuan Desert.Trail and summitThe peak can be climbed by a maintained stony trail at any time of the year. The trail is part of the network of hiking trails in the surrounding national park.A stainless steel pyramid marks the summit. It was erected by American Airlines in 1958 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Butterfield Overland Mail, a stagecoach route that passed south of the mountain. One side of the pyramid has the American Airlines logo. The second side displays a U.S. Postal Service tribute to the Pony Express Riders of the Butterfield Stage. The third side displays a compass with the logo of the Boy Scouts of America. A summit register contained in a metal ammunition box is located at the base of the pyramid.
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  • It is strenuous and took us older hikers 7 hours, but totally worth it! The views all the way up are great and from the summit must be 100 miles!  more »
  • Excellent but rigorous hike. We did the Devils hall hike which was well worth it and the connected to the peak trail. Prepare yourself with hydration and wind. Dress layers. We stayed at the peak Camp...  more »
  • On our trip we hiked Guadalupe Peak. ($5.00 per hiker. If you are under 15 no fee is required) It takes about 8hrs (round trip) to complete. So get on the trail early so you can take your time and enj...  more »