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West Texas – El Paso to Guadalupe Mountains
The trip begins at El Paso’s airport. The first road you must find is located just outside the airport’s exit: US 62/180, also known as Montana Avenue. As you leave El Paso, you’ll pass a long series of junkyards, fireworks stands, and generally unappealing homes and businesses. Eventually the urban sprawl runs out, and you’re in a gently rolling desert. There are a few “rest areas” along the highway, with picnic tables but no facilities. I stopped at one of these for my first view of the Guadalupe Mountains in the distance. While you’re still about a half-hour away from …