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Chisos Mountains

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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: A great spot for the outdoors-lover in Big Bend National Park.

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Gorgeous views

Lots of trails and sights to see. Take a minute on your hike to take in the sights, sounds, and smells around you.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of trails and sights to see. Take a minute on your hike to take in the sights, sounds, and smells around you.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Well worth a mountain hiker's or scenic driver's time, with beautiful vistas, abundant wildlife and no crowds! The centerpiece of what is, oddly, one of the national park system's least visited parks, Big Bend.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A visit to the Chisos Mountains in the Big Bend National Park is a very beautiful surprise. Brown bear, mountain lions, javalina, a zillion birds, you name it, you'll likely see it. It's probably the wildest national park in the lower 48. You'll need more than one day to do it right. Plan three. I've made 34 trips there since... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Even though the Chisos Mtn Lodge is nothing special, its location makes it well worth it. There are a plethora of great walks in the Chisos. Staying there cuts down on drive times and lets you do more of the walks. You need to be in reasonable shape to enjoy many of these walks, as there is a vertical element... More 

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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

you will most likely need to make reservations well in advance, but it is worth it! staying in this basis area the temperature is usually 20 degrees cooler than just a few miles away. it's old cottages vintage 1950's are great. a little too close sometimes with open windows but everything is great. The restaurant in the lodge is very... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When travelling through big bend it would be crazy to miss this mountain area. It has perhaps the most dramatic scenery as well as the Black Bears (we saw 4). Easily reached by car, and offering a number of walks the Chisos Mountain Lodge is a good base, and has people to offer help if needed. Note there is a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

For a taste of the real Texas, Big Bend and the Chisos Mountains is a must see. We climbed Emory Peak, and though that may be a bit energetic for some, it is well worth the view!

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Fort Worth, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Chisos has something for all skill levels. One can stay near the lodge, walk the Window View trail, and enjoy the front country with ease, or you could take a trail deeper into seclusion. This area is doable even in summer as the elevation will keep you much cooler than the desert floor below. Lost Mine Trail and Emory... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Whether you're the adventurous type who likes challenging hikes, or the one who prefers short walks, or the car adventurer who likes to get out at scenic spots to enjoy and take pictures, these mountains are calling your name! Roads are good, hiking paths, both long and short, are good and clearly marked. Being up in the mountains, the weather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This area is unfathomably beautiful. We went in late May and as it turned out, most of the area was still green. The Chisos Basin Campground is the best place in Big Bend to set up your tent and enjoy nature. Reservations are required from November to April. Electrical hookups are available in certain areas. $20 entrance fee per vehicle,... More 

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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Big Bend National Park

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