Guadalupe Peak Professional Review and Guide
"For more than one reason, this trail is the high point of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Guadalupe Peak is not only the highest spot in the park, but also in all of Texas. At 8,749 feet, Guadalupe Peak might pale in comparison to the 14,000-foot summits of California and Colorado, but in terms of relief, elevation gain, and sheer beauty, it can be compared with any mountain in the lower 48 states.
Besides being the highest elevation, the trip to Guadalupe Peak is bound to be the "high point" of any visit to the park. In fact, this is one of the most spectacular hikes in the United States. If you only have one day to hike in the Guadalupe Mountains and you're of average or better fitness level, this hike should be top priority."