- Elevation: 8,749 ft / 2,668 m
- Distance: 8.4 miles round-trip
- Time: ~6 hours
- Difficulty: Strenuous
- Weather: Good
I left the Candlewood Suites in Roswell, NM around 6:00 AM and headed south for Guadalupe Mountains National Park, home to Guadalupe Peak. I had forgotten about the time zone situation… Although it was a two hour drive, I didn’t arrive until a little after 9. So if you’re planning to drive to Guadalupe Peak from New Mexico or from the west, make sure you schedule for this. The drive through southeastern New Mexico into western Texas was interesting. Roswell is on the western edge of the High Plains, and driving south into Texas you can observe the terrain change from plains to desert.