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Majestic

We saw this on the road to the park-stopped at a covered picnic area for a sandwich lunch - El... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2017
barbiewalker72
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Lake Wales, Florida
Interesting Rock formation

Although many people are familiar with El Capitan in Yosemite, the Guadalupe Mountains National... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
wewhynot
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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A huge geological formation made of limestone.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good46%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“canyon road” (3 reviews)
“picnic area” (3 reviews)
“salt basin” (2 reviews)
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
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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--

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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

1  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.

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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

2  Thank uedc
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Rising up out of nowhere in the middle of West Texas near the New Mexico state line is El Capitan. It's a striking feature of the Guadalupe Mountains.

1  Thank AAHolt
Reviewed December 20, 2016

After seeing the Visitor's Center, we took a tip from Sean K here on Tripadvisor (thank you!) and used the Guadalupe Canyon Road as a way to get access to trails around the southwest side of El Capitan without adding several miles from the Pine...More

4  Thank NWtraveler969
Reviewed December 4, 2016

At a height of 8,085 feet (2,464m), El Capitan is the southwestern most bluff of the Guadalupe Range which is actually an exposed portion of a huge fossilized marine reef that was formed 260 to 270 million years ago during the Permian period. While there...More

5  Thank Steve1362
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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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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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