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Chisos Mountains

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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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+1 432-371-2348

A great spot for the outdoors-lover in Big Bend National Park.

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The Chisos Mountains are beautiful. I don't think you can have a bad hike here. We chose the shortest hike, the Chisos Loop, since we had two young kids with us, and we want to go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Chisos Mountains are beautiful. I don't think you can have a bad hike here. We chose the shortest hike, the Chisos Loop, since we had two young kids with us, and we want to go back and do the longer hikes. If you can only choose one area of the park to hike, I'd choose the Chisos Mountains!

Thank TexasGirlTravels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I and friends planned our visit as the highlight of a two week northern winter weather get-away. We were there in early March and the park was busy at spring break. We booked a campsite at the Basin Campground the day they became available (6 months out), which was necessary since all campgrounds as well as the... More 

1 Thank MichiganWildflower
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a nice, short, easy-to-moderate hike, then check out the Basin Loop trail. It's easy to access from the Chisos Mountain Lodge parking lot. It took about 2 hours, but that was at a slow and easy pace. The park service rates it at about an hour. There are nice views of the Basin area. If you're into... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the Chisos mountains and I will say they exceeded my expectations. The mountains are breathtaking and, especially dramatic rising up from the desert floor. At every turn on the winding roads, we saw unique rock formations. I drove my husband crazy asking him to stop so I could get out and take pictures. Put... More 

1 Thank Chris B
Grapeview, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was wonderful to come up into these mountains from the heat of the desert to enjoy the cooler temperatures, as well as the scenic beauty of the mountains and trees. We took the Chisos Basin loop hike and found the views spectacular around every turn in the trail. The view through the window is unique as you are looking... More 

1 Thank Jim B
Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Did some hiking- the basin loop is 1.9 miles and not too difficult and give you beautiful views of the mountains and the "window"

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We camped 2 nights in the Chisos Basin campground and had two full days of hiking in the mountains. The Chisos Basin campground is the most incredible campground I have ever camped in. Beautiful mountains surround you on all sides. It is difficult to get a reservation (we weren't able to), but the first-come-first-serve procedure is very straightforward and explained... More 

1 Thank jeremy5763
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a nice change of scenery from the desert and cactus that you see in so much of Big Bend. There were actually trees. I never did see the aspen trees that I had read about. They are my favorite tree. It's nice too because the temperature decreased as we drove up the road in elevation.

Thank houstonnative47
Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Chisos Mountains, wholly contained within Big Bend National Park and surrounded by the harsh Chihuahuan Desert, rise to an elevation of 7,831 feet (2,387m) creating an island of cooler, more moist environment in the sky which supports an isolated forest of oaks, pines, junipers, big-tooth maple and Arizona cypress with a wide variety of birds usually found further north,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had just finished some vigorous hiking so opted to drive through the mountains making only a few short stops for pictures. Very dusty and dry but worth seeing and exploring. Just make sure to bring plenty of water and snacks. Extremely hot outside.

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