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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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+1 432-477-2551

From the road, this spot offers a spectacular view into the canyon below.

From the road, this spot offers a spectacular view into the canyon below.

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Go early to avoid the heat; canyon hike (no views) but "The Window" at the turn around was nice

Starting this hike from the campground (park at the amphitheater) cuts off about 1 mile or so than if you start at Chisos Lodge. We wanted to hike Lost Mine Trail but there was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lynn A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Starting this hike from the campground (park at the amphitheater) cuts off about 1 mile or so than if you start at Chisos Lodge. We wanted to hike Lost Mine Trail but there was absolutely no available parking spaces at that trailhead. Plenty of parking at the amphitheater for 19' RV, or even larger. Nice canyon hike but no spectacular... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long hike but totally worth it. It was more than 6 mi. round trip to very sunny areas. To make it shorter start in the parking lot of the group camping. Bring enough water and there is no restrooms except at the beginning of the trail. The window at the end is breathtaking as you look into the huge drop... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed overnight at the Chisos Mountains Lodge on a Monday in April. The Window trailhead is located right next to the Casa Grande buildings, where we stayed. It could not have been more convenient. The trail is 2.8 mi/4.5 km one-way. We woke up at 7:30am and were the first ones on the trail by 8am. We recommend doing... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was probably my second favorite Trail after the Lost Mine Trail. The second half of the Trail winds through some giant boulders into some really nice shade and views of the mountain sides. The Window at the end is really neat as well and offers a cool place to look out over the desert below. I highly recommend doing... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trail begins practically at your motel door. You walk inside the basin of the Chisos Mountains, it's almost like being inside a caldera. A gradual descent leads you to a crack between the volcanic walls overlooking the Chihuahuan Desert.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took this hike on a warm afternoon in late March, and our family loved it. Easy downhill but a bit of climb back up! Stunning rock formations, diverse birds, butterflies, and plants, and an amazing view at the bottom of the trail make this a high-recommended hike.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I suppose this would be an outstanding place to watch a sunset, but only a few times a year. It may be that we saw it so many times during the week that we got too used to it. And it is visible from so many places. By the end of the week we were beginning to think it is... More 

Thank OtPot
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The window gives you a beautiful view of the dessert in Big Bend National Park. The only reason I gave it a 4/5 is that we did several hikes that we liked more within the park. This hike has a beautiful view at the end of it, however the hike out and back are not as pretty as some of... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Window is a fairly easy hike with beautiful scenery along the way and a knockout view at the end. We met many people of varying hiking ability along the way so don't worry about the hike out as it really isn't that strenuous. Park and begin the trail by the campsites if you want to avoid the last bit... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This hike starts in the Chisos Basis Campgroud. You go downhill most of the way and end will a "window" into the valley. Great breeze as you get further down. But getting out is a lot tougher.

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