USA/TX: Guadeloupe Mountains National Park

Guadeloupe Mountains are part of the same limestone uplift system that created the Carlsbad Caverns in the nearby New Mexico (it all used to be the ancient seabed that got eventually uplifted into the Guadalupe range. The pork is a hikers paradise and there are no roads within the park, just hiking trails. It’s a beautiful desert landscape of all sorts of yucca plants and prickly pear cacti, as well as some pretty desert flowers. There are over 80 miles of hiking trails leading to mountain peaks, including the the Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas at 8,749 feet. Little known, this national park deserve coming back to in a better season to be throughly explored.