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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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Wow. This was our first visit to Big Bend and had seen lots of pictures but were in awe of these mountains. We drove down from Fort Stockton and could see the Chisos miles and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anderson, South Carolina
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Anderson, South Carolina
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95 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. This was our first visit to Big Bend and had seen lots of pictures but were in awe of these mountains. We drove down from Fort Stockton and could see the Chisos miles and miles away before we realized where we were. There are several great hiking trails and lots of great photos ops around. The view from Emory... More 

Thank OtPot
Coppell, Texas
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72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The up and down the mountains has steep grades and hairpin curves, but the reward is cool mountain air and beautiful views of the Chisos Mountains with their refreshing patches of greenery. Hikes here are available for all levels, and there is a restaurant, lodging and store for all hiking necessities. Parking can be difficult during Spring Break, but otherwise... More 

Thank BrendaW319
San Antonio, TX
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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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181 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 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 

2 Thank MichiganWildflower
Anchorage, Alaska
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66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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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555 reviews
241 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 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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20 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 

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Houston, Texas
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508 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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

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