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Perseid Meteor Shower

Went to view the meteor shower but there is just too much haze from the California wildfires and... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
Larry B
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El Capitan Peak

Saturday Feb. 3,2018 my friend Erik Sheldon and myself hiked El Capitan peak, it was on the... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
Oscar A
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El Paso, Texas, United States
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A huge geological formation made of limestone.
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Believe me, seeing this in real life is a lot more impressive than any picture you might see. We stayed in Van Horn (Texas) for the night and took the road which goes directly to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This road is so gorgeous! We...More

11  Thank Sarah L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 17, 2017

All reviews on El Capitan here on TripAdvisor are about the views of El Capitan from the ground, not the summit. I guess that's OK, but reviews of Guadalupe Peak are about the summit hike, not views from the ground. I digress. You can climb...More

1  Thank Gabe10101
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Went to view the meteor shower but there is just too much haze from the California wildfires and clouds. Spectacular red Sunset.

Thank Larry B
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Saturday Feb. 3,2018 my friend Erik Sheldon and myself hiked El Capitan peak, it was on the bucket list, and now done!!!, we started at Pine Springs and took the Guadalupe peak trail, almost all the way to the top, about half a mile from...More

1  Thank Oscar A
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

We were buried in a massive cloud for most of the day. We visited the visitor center. As we were driving away giving up on seeing El Capitan it came up in the clouds right in front of us. It was magnificent. We pulled over...More

Thank Arch L
Reviewed July 22, 2017

We saw this on the road to the park-stopped at a covered picnic area for a sandwich lunch - El Capitan was the backdrop of our pictures--

1  Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Although many people are familiar with El Capitan in Yosemite, the Guadalupe Mountains National Park has their own Capitan. It can be seen from a distance when entering the from the northeast side and from within the park; the best overall view requires leaving the...More

3  Thank wewhynot
Reviewed June 17, 2017

All reviews on El Capitan here on TripAdvisor are about the views of El Capitan from the ground, not the summit. I guess that's OK, but reviews of Guadalupe Peak are about the summit hike, not views from the ground. I digress. You can climb...More

1  Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Even if you don't scale the peak - this is quite a sight. Would guess that most folks see it from the east approach, but I encourage you to drive to the west to watch the sunset on the mountain range. There are salt flats...More

Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed May 7, 2017

When driving through the park you will see this wonder. It was a nice surprise after the long, dull drive from El Paso.

Thank tshadday
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

We approached from the west and El Capitan is a dominant part of the view. There is a pull out where you can take in the view. Afterward, we went into the Park and hiked two of the trails. Not to El Capitan but the...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed March 8, 2017

On our way from California, we stopped at El Capitan and Carlsbad Caverns. The view was magnificent. The visitor center was very nice and the staff were extremely helpful. We viewed their video about the area and at the end, the drapes were drawn showing...More

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Lane B
December 12, 2017|
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Response from Gabe10101 | Reviewed this property |
Late response - hope it helps: There is a primitive campground a bit more than halfway up the Guadalupe Peak trail. The total elevation gain to the peak is 2800 feet, so the campground is probably 2000 feet up. Of course... More
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Sherry P
January 5, 2017|
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Response from Steve1362 | Reviewed this property |
The road to the Williams Ranch is indeed a very rough dirt road and officially only high clearance 4WD vehicles are permitted beyond the locked gate. We did not hike to the Salt Basin Overlook but looking at the park map on... More
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SophiaKEY
December 15, 2016|
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Response from Steve1362 | Reviewed this property |
This park is best visited by hiking. There is a spectacular view available by driving when approaching from the west via Highway 62/180 but that is about it. This park does not have a scenic drive and keep in mind that... More
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