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High Country Scenery
View of the northeast flank of Hunter Peak as seen from Frijole Ridge.
View from Wilderness Ridge
View southwest from the end of Wilderness Ridge looking across the mouth of McKittrick Canyon.
Wilderness Ridge as seen from the crest of the Permian Reef Geology Trail.
Lower Pine Spring Canyon
View of lower Pine Spring Canyon from Hunter Peak. Guadalupe Peak Trail visible on opposite ridge.
Unique desert and mounain vegetation combinations such as New Mexico Agave, Alligator Juniper and Ponderosa Pine are common on the high ridges of the Guadalupes.
View of Guadalupe Peak across upper Pine Spring Canyon from the Bush Mountain Trail.
Bush Mountain Trail
Bush Mountain Trail as it traverses west along a high ridge toward the summit of Bush Mountain.
Pine Spring Canyon
The view of Pine Spring Canyon from the upper slopes of Bush Mountain is framed by Hunter Peak (far left) and Guadalupe Peak (far right).
Bush Mountain Trail
Alpine meadows, Ponderosa Pines, and Douglas Firs along the Bush Mountain Trail provide a scene not typically associated with west Texas.
PX Flat and Cutoff Ridge
Looking north along the western escarpment from the summit of Bush Mountain provides oustanding views of the pinon-juniper woodlands of PX Flat and Cutoff Ridge.
Hunter Peak and Pine Top
Hunter Peak looms above the distant hills and plains of the Permian Basin, as seen from the Bush Mountain Trail.
Summer rains bring wildflowers and lush grasses to the expansive meadows of The Bowl.
The Bowl Trail as it passes near the top of Bear Canyon.
Ponderosa Pines in the Bowl
Tall Ponderosa Pines loom above the Bowl Trail as one enters The Bowl from the south.
With its wide meadows, tall Ponderosa Pines and Douglas Firs, The Bowl is one of the best places in the park to enjoy the high country scenery of the Guadalupe Mountains.
High Mesas and Ridges
The high mesas and ridges of the Guadalupe Mountains stretch northeastward beyond the depths of upper McKittrick Canyon.