There is no shortage of scenic views in Texas but none can take you as high into the sky as this iconic spot. Guadalupe Peak is the tallest point in the entire state, and it gives you the most amazing views ever. The view won't come easy, to get to the very top you have to hike up four and a half miles, but once you're on top it will be completely worth it!

Guadalupe Peak is 8,749 feet off the ground and you can choose to travel on foot or by horse. The first mile of the hike is the steepest, and the higher you go, the easier it gets. When you finally arrive, you will get to admire the commemorative monument for the occasion. The monument at the peak was placed there in 1958 before the peak was recognized by the State of Texas itself.

Because the hike is eight and a half miles round trip, it is suggested you take at least four quarts of water per person. Your hike will be so worth it once you get to the top, we promise! You will see so much beautiful Texas wildlife and landscapes as you trek your way to the tippy top.

During the month of March, visitors are warned to prepare for strong winds. The winds are very cold and can sometimes knock people over so it's best to stay prepared and bring your best hiking gear. The winds can go up to 80 miles an hour but you can always stop at the visitors center to ask about them before making your way up.

Entrance to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park is $7 daily and it's open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day of the year except for major holidays.

Guadalupe Peak is located at 400 Pine Canyon in Salt Flat, Texas. For more information, tips, and to plan your visit to the tallest point in Texas, you can visit their website here.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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