Blue Ridge Trail

Salt Flat, Texas 79847

Blue Ridge Trail

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This trail is for the adventurous hiker only. It goes through the most remote and rugged part of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This trip could be done in one very long day of strenuous walking, but this would be too much for most hikers. Instead, take it more slowly and enjoy it by making this an overnighter. For an even more relaxed pace, spend three nights out, each at a different backcountry campsite.

To save the steepest and most rugged parts of the loop for the end of the trip, take the clockwise route as described here. Shortly after leaving Dog Canyon trailhead, you’ll see the Bush Mountain Trail coming in from the right (west). You’ll be dragging down this trail on your way out. Turn left (south) on the Tejas Trail, which follows a burnt, but still beautiful, riparian zone along Dog Canyon for about 1.5 miles to Dog Canyon Springs. Here the trail takes a sharp right and starts to switchback up toward Lost Peak. After another 1.5 miles you go by Lost Peak on your right. This is a good spot to drop your pack and scramble up to the top for a great view and a needed rest."

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Trail Information

Salt Flat
Nearby City
1,960 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Two full days
6,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,650 feet
Top Elevation
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated Guadalupe Mountains Map and USGS Guadalupe Peak and PX Flat
Local Maps

Trail Log