The long and somewhat difficult trek to El Capitan (about 17 miles) is worth the effort. This a world-renowned rock climbing site, with cliffs rising 3,000 feet.

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Expert Review of El Capitan Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of El Capitan Trail

Away Travel Expert: Laurie Roddy
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Camping,Day Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trekking and Backpacking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • This trail leads you through the Chihuahuan desert to the base of El Capitan at the southern end of the Guadalupe Mountain range.
  • The El Capitan Trail is a moderate 11.3-mile hike.
  • Hike to the Salt Basin Overlook and then onto Williams Ranch for an additional 4.7 miles one way.

400 Pine Canyon Rd.
Salt Flat, Texas 79847
Price: $5

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 915-828-3251
Price Information: $5
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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