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Guadalupe Peak

At: Texas, United States
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About: Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas, It is located in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, part of the Guadalupe Mountains range in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas. The mountain is about 90 miles east of El Paso and about 50 miles southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico. It rises more than 3000 feet above the arid floor of the Chihuahuan Desert. The peak may be climbed on a maintained stony trail (4.2 miles one-way) during any time of the year, although snow may linger in winter and storms and strong winds may make the journey hazardous. On the summit is a stainless steel pyramid 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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