Before the horrific 100+ degree weather begins to hit Texas this summer, you may want to pull out your best hiking boots and head over to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park for the longest and most daring hike of your life. You can travel from Texas to New Mexico on a single 100-mile long trail called the Guadalupe Ridge Trail. For those who really want to challenge nature or for those who want to have one foot in each state, you will need to check out this National State trail.
The Guadalupe Ridge Trail starts in Texas at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park and continues westward for 100 miles until you reach Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. Now that is a massive journey! The trek through the wilderness can take a hiker around 7 days to fully complete, which is why most people just hike the trail in sections.
You won't believe your eyes when you see all of the stunning Texas wilderness on this beautifully preserved trail through the hillsides, deserts, mountains, and forests. You will get a taste of every type of terrain that Texas has to offer, giving you the most unforgettable and incredible experience ever.
Of course, not many people can actually cross the entire 100 miles without big breaks, which is why you should definitely consider finding the best parts to hike without having to conquer the entire trail. Since there aren't many freshwater spots along the path, hikers are warned that if they don't pack enough water, they may be in some danger for dehydration! Be safe, adventurers!
If you want to experience a hiking trip like no other, you definitely need to visit the Guadalupe Ridge Trail and cross over the border to New Mexico like a roaming traveler back in the 1900s. What a journey!
For more information on the Guadalupe Ridge Trail and guidelines on how to conquer it, you can visit their official website here.
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