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Bush Mountain
Bush Mountain summit.JPG
Highest point
Elevation 8,631 ft (2,631 m)
Prominence 951 ft (290 m)
Parent peak Guadalupe Peak
Bush Mountain is located in Texas
Bush Mountain
Bush Mountain
Location in Texas
Parent range Guadalupe Mountains
Topo map USGS P X Flat
Easiest route Hiking, class 1

Bush Mountain, at an elevation of 8,631 feet (2,631 m) is the second highest peak in the U.S. state of Texas. Located in the Guadalupe Mountains of Culberson County, Bush Mountain is about 2.87 miles (4.62 km) northwest of Guadalupe Peak, its nearest higher neighbor. Its proximity to Guadalupe Peak gives Bush Mountain the 22nd greatest prominence of any mountain in Texas at 951 feet (290 m). Bush Mountain is within the Guadalupe Mountains Wilderness of Guadalupe Mountains National Park and can only be accessed via hiking or horseback.

Bush Mountain can be accessed via trailheads at both Pine Springs (6.7 miles (10.8 km) one way) and Dog Canyon in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and the Bush Mountain Trail passes over the summit of the mountain. The Bush Mountain Campground is located along the trail just below the southeast side of the summit, and the National Park Service has a radio repeater on the summit.

View southeast from the summit with Guadalupe Peak in the distance at center
View west from the summit
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