The road, then called Hwy 90, today looks almost as it did in 1940, as the area has seen very little development. It remains one of the most remote and yes, most beautiful drives in the state.
It also is the route of our original Texas Mountain Trail, and our heritage bike route, the El Capitan to El Capitan, as it connects Van Horn's historic Hotel El Capitan to the most impressive feature of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the geologic uplift known as El Capitan.
|Here's how the area looked in 1910, much as it does today!|
Photo from the collection of Van Horn's Clark Hotel Museum
|The Guadalupe Mountains' El Capitan in the background|