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Guadalupe Mountains

Mountain range in the US states of Texas and New Mexico / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Guadalupe Mountains (Spanish: Sierra de Guadalupe) are a mountain range located in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico. The range includes the highest summit in Texas, Guadalupe Peak, 8,751 ft (2,667 m), and the "signature peak" of West Texas, El Capitan, both of which are located within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The Guadalupe Mountains are bordered by the Pecos River valley and Llano Estacado to the east and north, Delaware Mountains to the south, and Sacramento Mountains to the west. One of the clearest exposures of a prehistoric reef is preserved in the mountain range's bedrock geology.[2] Bedrock contains fossils of reef-dwelling organisms from the Permian period, and the geology is widely studied, mostly by stratigraphers, paleontologists, and Paleoecologists (see geology section).[3]

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Guadalupe Mountains
Guadalupe Mountains
Highest point
PeakGuadalupe Peak
Elevation8,751 ft (2,667 m)
Coordinates31°53′28″N 104°51′36″W
Length65 mi (105 km)[1]
Width20 mi (32 km)
Guadalupe Mountains is located in Texas
Guadalupe Mountains
Guadalupe Mountains
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StatesFlag_of_Texas.svg Texas and Flag_of_New_Mexico.svg New Mexico
Borders onSacramento Mountains and Brokeoff Mountains
Age of rockPermian
Type of rockCarbonate sponge reef complex