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Guadalupe Peak

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
+1 915-828-3251
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Camping on Guadalupe Peak

My sons and I recently took a trip back to GMNP to do some backpacking and camping. We made plans... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheGooner13
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Dallas, Texas
Excellent Hike to the top of Texas

If you’re into hiking, check this place out. This sits within Guadalupe Mountains National Park... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JNFII
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Highest peak in Texas at 8,749 feet.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“highest point” (24 reviews)
“start early” (13 reviews)
“coming down” (8 reviews)
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
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"start early"
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"coming down"
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"rewarding hike"
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"national park"
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"el capitan"
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"great hike"
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"day hike"
in 9 reviews
"afraid of heights"
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"decent shape"
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"walking stick"
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"hiking boots"
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"your feet"
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"take your time"
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"visitor center"
in 17 reviews
"switch backs"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My sons and I recently took a trip back to GMNP to do some backpacking and camping. We made plans to arrive on a Thursday in the hopes of getting the campsites we wanted as the park tends to fill quickly on the weekends, and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re into hiking, check this place out. This sits within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Entrance fee is $5 but this is waived if you have a National Park Pass. If your goal is to summit, then start early as the hot Texas sun will...More

2  Thank JNFII
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

If you love, or even like, to hike, going to Guadalupe Peak is a must do on your list. This hike is the signature hike in the National Park and is well worth the effort. Take plenty of water, electrolytes (if hiking in the warmer...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Hike starts off going up and never really stops. Total elevation gain is 2700+ feet covered in about 4.5 miles from the trail head. The views from the top are magnificent. If going in spring/summer I'd recommend bringing a jacket along as the wind can...More

1  Thank Anderson A
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We hiked in late March, and the weather was terrific. Sunny, clear, great visibility, in the 70s at the summit. Definitely got a good day. My only real complaint is that we wanted to do Devil's Hall on the way down and the trail was...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Among other things in Guadalupe National park, we hiked to the Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas. It is a wonderful hike, and though there are some sections that are moderately strenuous it is not that bad. The "summit" is well worth the effort...More

1  Thank sldufhglviuser
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I've been up some high, and longer, climbs in the national parks before, but Guadalupe Peak is among the most strenuous of those treks. Between the steep uphill grade, high winds, and constant uneven ground, it is a pretty taxing trip up. Those same factors...More

2  Thank Ashley U
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Yes this mountain is intimidating, it’s long, it’s steep, it’s windy.... but if you want to get to the highest point in TEXAS, you have to earn it. There’s no gondola ride to the top. 1st things first, if I see one more millennial hipster...More

8  Thank h s
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We were traveling from Fort Davis, Tx to Carlsbad, NM with no time to explore or hike in the park. Hope to return another time and perhaps hike Texas’ tallest mountain.

Thank Charles B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

About 1.5-2 hours east of El Paso, on the road to Carlsbad. Not the best national park by any means, but well worth exploring if you're in the area. We took one of the loop trails near the visitor center. The views and wildlife were...More

3  Thank AJS_the_traveler
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Travel_Addict_Cyprus
2 April 2018|
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Response from Brady D | Reviewed this property |
I hiked up Guadalupe Peak in Dec 2017 and the weather was perfect, if anything it was still too warm. The skies were clear so really I'd say December is the best time to do the peak hike. The other hikes are longer and more... More
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Greenspunky
23 August 2016|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Forget the compass and just bring extra water instead.
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Texas-grrl08
19 June 2016|
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Response from bkphillips |
My husband and I are in our sixties. They are both strenuous and we had conditioned ourselves by walking in our neighborhood for months, 4, 5, & 6 miles a day. I found the Guadalupe hike (just last month)more difficult... More
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