View of the southern end of the Guadalupe Mountains (El Capitan). The massive reef and fore-reef
carbonates of the Capitan reef complex (background) overlie flat-lying, basinal sandstones of the
Brushy Canyon and Cherry Canyon Fms. View north from scenic overview, U.S. Highway 62-180,
just south of Guadalupe Pass, Culberson Co., Texas.

© Peter A. Scholle, 1999

Guadalupe Mtns. geology —— Scholle home page —— NM Bureau staff page —— NM Bureau main page