El Capitan Trail

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

Elevation Gain7,590ft
Trailhead Elevation5,003ft
Elevation Min/Max4964/6475ft
Elevation Start/End5003/5003ft

El Capitan Trail

El Capitan Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 9.2 miles long and begins at 5,003 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 18.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 7,590 feet. This trail connects with the following: Salt Basin Overlook Trail, Guadalupe Peak Trail and Devil's Hall Trail.

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Hiking Carlsbad Caverns & Guadalupe Mountains National Parks (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"This is definitely one of the most spectacular hikes in the Guadalupe Mountains. Unfortunately, it requires some special effort to arrange a shuttle to Williams Ranch. When you get out on the trail, however, you'll consider the extra hassle worth it compared to the effort involved in making this an 18.8-mile, out-and-back hike from Pine Springs."

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Trail Information

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated Guadalupe Mountains Map and USGS PX Flat and Guadalupe Peak and the free park brochure
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