Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Guadalupe Mountain
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Cycling Guadalupe Mountains National Park

The signature formation in Guadalupe National Park

El Capitan: part of the Guadalupe Mountains and the 10th highest peak in Texas.

THINGS TO DO AT GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

CYCLING GUADALUPE MOUNTAIN - HIGHWAY 62

Cycling Guadalupe Mountains, roadway, plains and canyon

Cycling Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Ride 9.7 miles to 5,830’ gaining 1,782’ at 3.2%

We ride along the edge of the national park, but only ever enter it at mile 8.2.  Home to Guadalupe Peak, Texas’s highest point, Guadalupe Mountain National Park was established in 1972 and consists of 86,367 acres, within the Guadalupe Mountain range.

This is a fairly remote climb (there’s not even a full Strava segment for it) in east central Texas, 105 miles east of El Paso and the US border with Mexico.

Bike climb Guadalupe Mountains National Park, roadway sign, hwy 62 and 180 

Start of the climb.

Bike climb Guadalupe Mountains - roadway and rumble strips

Wide shoulder with rumble strip border.

Bicycle ride Guadalupe Mountains National Park - road, mountain, rock formations

El Capitan hiding in the clouds.

GUADALUPE PEAK HIKE 

Guadalupe Peak

Monument commemorating the overland stage and air travel at the summit.

Photo:  visitpecos.com

From the finish of the bike climb, take a strenuous 8.5 mile round trip (4.25 miles to the summit) hike to the highest point in Texas.  Guadalupe Peak offers 360 degree views of the surrounding Texas plain 8,000’ below.  See the National Park Service website for more information.