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Chisos Mountains

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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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A great spot for the outdoors-lover in Big Bend National Park.

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Beautiful Mountains in the Desert

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... read more

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Grapeview, Washington
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Grapeview, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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 31 December 2016 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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Celina, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We spent 10 days riding mostly out of our camp at the Rio Grande Village...however we also stayed one night at the Chisos Mountain Loadge and one in Terlingua....we worked on our Little TW Yamama 200s throughout as many areas and legal trails as we could do in that time...finally figuring out we could not get it done, with justice,... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Big bend is best enjoyed from the Chisos Mountain basin area, where the best of hikes exist and best of lodging and camping too.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Visited here in October . Shame the little Border Crossing was closed which is odd as you would expect it would be a 7 day operation however the customs people had a couple of days off . Really enjoyed this place and would say make sure you take the time to visit and stay when in South West Texas

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Poplarville, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We drove all over Big Bend, and there were many pretty places, but this was the most beautiful. Long or short hikes, all with great views.

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