The ‘Most Beautiful Place’ in Texas Is Just a Short Drive From El Paso
About two hours east of El Paso lies the “most beautiful place” in all of Texas.
Travel +Leisure listed “The Most Beautiful Place in Each U.S. State” and a mountainous area that’s practically in our backyard claimed the title in the Lone Star State.
And while they readily admit this type of a list is very much subjective, they’re not wrong.
The Guadalupe Mountains
To many, the Chihuahuan Desert is just a barren landscape, but Travel +Leisure sees the beauty in the spectacular vistas the canyons, desert, and dunes of the Guadalupe Mountains offer.
So much so that it named the mountain range in Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Culberson County the most beautiful place in Texas.
Here's how they sold it to their readers looking for travel and adventure:
The mountains in windswept West Texas are the exposed tips of the 400-mile Capitan Reef, one of the best-preserved ancient reef systems in the world. Explore more than 80 miles of hiking trails, ranging from easy nature walks through the Chihuahuan Desert to hardcore hikes to the "Top of Texas" (a.k.a. Guadalupe Peak, the state's highest point).
To marvel at the highest natural point in the Lone Star State, and El Capitan, the eighth-highest peak in Texas, head east on Montana Avenue and keep going until it turns into Highway 62/180.