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Near Carlsbad in Eddy County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Guadalupe Mountains

 
 
Guadalupe Mountains Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
1. Guadalupe Mountains Marker
Inscription.  Guadalupe Mountains to southwest rise from Pecos River Valley, with higher southern peaks at 8,750 feet. Bold escarpment is of famous Capitan limestone, an ancient reef similar to Great Barrier Reef of Australia, and host to Carlsbad Caverns as well as deep petroleum and underground water. Elevation 3,270 feet.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment.
 
Location. 32° 4.578′ N, 104° 26.828′ W. Marker is near Carlsbad, New Mexico, in Eddy County. Marker is on U.S. 62 at milepost 7.5, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlsbad NM 88220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Guadalupe Escarpment Scenic Area (a few steps from this marker); Carlsbad Caverns National Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 7 miles away); a different marker also named Carlsbad Caverns National Park (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
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Guadalupe Mountains Marker (on the right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
2. Guadalupe Mountains Marker (on the right)
Guadalupe Mountains image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
3. Guadalupe Mountains
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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