Going Big and Tall in Texas to Mount Locke on MMUSA [Video]

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Of the 50 things that are great about Texas, according to the Houston Press, a few of them include no state income tax, Friday Night Lights high school football, world class art museums in Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth, and sunrise over the Gulf of Mexico. After driving through Texas to reach Mount Locke, the highest drivable point in the Lone Star state, Nathan and Andre think a visit to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Texas’ highest natural point, Guadalupe Peak 8,751 feet (2,667 m) above sea level should also be on that list.

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In this week’s Motor Mountain USA (#MMUSA) episode, the destination is the summit of Mount Locke and the McDonald Observatory, which has a peak elevation of 6,791 feet (2,070 m). While taking in the spectacular view from the summit, leave it to Nathan to find a connection 800 miles away from his home town, Denver.

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One of the best ways of experiencing America first hand is hitting the open road with the windows down and top off in a 2015 Jeep Rubicon Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock. The Motor Mountain USA (#MMUSA) team embarks upon an epic road trip by visiting the highest drivable roads of every state in the USA. Along the way Nathan, Roman, Andre, and Emme will visit locales less traveled and uniquely American attractions that make the United States one of the world’s favorite tourist destinations.

The Texas belt buckle is hidden a couple miles away from the McDonald Observatory and Mount Locke summit. Watch the episode below to see the whole adventure and learn the precise location of the buckle.