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Chisos Mountains

Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Owner description: A great spot for the outdoors-lover in Big Bend National Park.
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Owner description: A great spot for the outdoors-lover in Big Bend National Park.
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Evanston
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106 reviews 106 reviews
42 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This area is beyond expectations and unfortunately beyond most people's travel range. The topography and geology is amazing and varies significantly from one point of entry to another. Visit and enjoy!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I recently visited the Chisos mountains, a group of friends and I went to the Chisos basin, and completed a hike up to Emory peak. The Chisos Mountains are very easy to get to by car; we stayed in a small village close by called Terlingua which was awesome. I would definitely recommend a visit to the Chisos basin while... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Located in Big Bend National Park, the Chisos Mountains are enigmatic and awesome, rising from the Chihuahuan desert. Great views, many hiking, lodging and lounging options.

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San Angelo, Texas
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196 reviews 196 reviews
47 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've hiked in these mountains several times. They are absolutely amazing with so many things to see from lichens, flora and fauna to wildlife. My husband and I have been trying to time our trips just right to catch the cactus blooming. Hopefully this year. We actually try to go every single year to see all of the beautiful seasons... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

When driving through the basin on New Years Day the fog had coated everything with ice crystals. Breathtaking! It was clear up at trailhead. Emory mountain hike was a nice mi distance hike. Not too difficult and views were amazing! I can't believe we've lived in Texas all our lives and not come to Big Bend. Will be back soon.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Car camped in Chisos basin with my girlfriend. All of the power was out and the gas stations were unavailable (due to an auto accident), but we had a great experience. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The park rangers were knowledgeable and friendly as well. So much to do! Wish we had more time!

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Troy, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

These are tall mountains in the 8500 foot category. They are very approachable. The rock scape is rugged with pours that become waterfalls when it rains. The roads were for cars and vans only, no trailers or RVs.

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Dallas, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
102 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We hiked up the Lost Mine Trail and enjoyed every minute of it. There are beautiful, majestic views of the mountains in all directions. It took about 1 1/2 hours to hike up and we stayed at the top for more 1 1/2 hours to take it all in. It takes about 1 hour to come back down. We had... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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130 reviews 130 reviews
61 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Loved this place. There are walking trails that are nicely groomed and fairly easy walking. The photos you will get from there are incredible. Highly recommend.

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Arlington, Texas
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235 reviews 235 reviews
53 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Just a few comments. Absorb the beauty. Sit and gaze at the beauty. Hike. When you go, stay in the basin, either at the lodge or camping. Take a lot of hikes. Relax.

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