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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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Great Hikes and Views

The Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park are loaded with great hiking trails from easy to skilled. The views are spectacular.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Florence, Montana
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Florence, Montana
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park are loaded with great hiking trails from easy to skilled. The views are spectacular.

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Lubbock
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Though topographical maps indicate a trail to Maple Canyon, in actuality, there is only the slightest suggestion of a trail. Map notwithstanding, access to the canyon is quick and relatively easy. The trailhead is easy to find. Located about halfway between the Basin and Basin Junction, it is marked by a fire-danger sign and a brown gate loaded with reflectors.... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Chisos Mountains are an absolute must when visiting Big Bend National Park. The diversity of the mountain environment encapsulated within the Chihuahuan Desert provides some of the most dramatic scenery within the park. Whether you are touring by auto or have the time to enjoy some of the splendid hiking you won't be disappointed. Take the time to enjoy... More 

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Evanston
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118 reviews 118 reviews
44 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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120 reviews 120 reviews
21 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
47 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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