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4.5 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~900 (+)

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Marcus Overlook Trail

Texas | Guadalupe Mountains

  • Guadalupe Peak from the Bush Mountain Trail in GMNP, Texas.
  • High country scenery along the Bush Mountain Trail in Guadalupe Mountains NP.

Activities & Features


The Marcus Overlook is a moderate hiking trail in Guadalupe Mountains National Park near El Paso, Texas. This trail is kid friendly and begins at the Dog Canyon Trailhead. The park says "follow the Bush Mountain Trail to Manzanita Ridge. Once on top, the trail abruptly levels off for a short distance. Stop at the point where the trail drops steeply, and enjoy the view down West Dog Canyon. Turn back here and return to Dog Canyon along the same route. The trail is rated moderate and the distance is 4.5 miles." As with all trails in the Guadalupe Mountains, make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen. There are two developed front country campgrounds in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the Pine Springs Campground and the Dog Canyon Campground.

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Entrance & Camping Fees, Backcountry Camping Free
Contact: Guadalupe Mountains National Park 400 Pine Canyon Drive Salt Flat, TX 79847

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