Tejas Trail to Lost Peak

Poe Corn Park, New Mexico

Tejas Trail to Lost Peak

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Upper Dog Canyon area in northern Guadalupe Mountains National Park is remote, quiet, and rarely visited when compared to the park’s front country to the south.

Two long- distance trails— Tejas and Bush Mountain trails— begin at the Dog Canyon Trailhead and run south along the spine of the mountains. One of the best hikes in the northern sector follows Tejas Trail for 3.1 miles to the summit of 7,830-foot Lost Peak, an unranked mountain that offers dramatic views of canyons, cliffs, and peaks.

The Tejas Trail, the main north- to- south path through the national park, runs 11.9 miles from the Dog Canyon Trailhead near the New Mexico border to the Pine Springs Trailhead by the visitor center and campground off US 62/ 180 below the range’s southern escarpment."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

100 Classic Hikes in Texas (The Mountaineers Books)
E. Dan Klepper
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"The secluded and abundantly forested Dog Canyon lies on the farthest northern end of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Travel time to the canyon is considerable, but the last few miles are perhaps the most beautiful in the state. The simple paved highway carries hikers between Manzanita Ridge and Guadalupe Ridge before winding down in a breathtaking descent into Upper Dog Canyon. The sloping ridges are nothing short of stunning, and the view just before the descent remains one of the few in Texas that has changed very little in the last 100 years." Read more

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This is a great starting point if you want to go throughout the National Park. takes 2.5 days to hike from Pine Springs to McKintrick Canyon. you start in the desert and work your way up into the mountains where you see some of the most beautiful scenery in Texas. On the other side you enter a dorset of pine trees and a whole new scenery. day 2 you great some breathtaking views of mountains and canyons. from mile 1.5-3 is a tough climb covering 2,000 ft. This is a must do trail, toughest part is having to carry all your water. 2 gallons for 2.5 days.

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Trail Information

Poe Corn Park
Nearby City
1,540 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4-5 hours
Additional Use
Call the Dog Canyon Visitor Center at (575) 981- 2418. Guadalupe Mountains National Park (see appendix).
Local Contacts
Guadalupe Peak USGS Quad; National Geographic Trails/ Illustrated Guadalupe Mountains National Park Trail Map 203; park map.
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Dec 2018