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Chisos Mountains

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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Phone Number: 4323712348
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A great spot for the outdoors-lover in Big Bend National Park.

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A Texas I didn't know existed

This was an amazing place that looks like nowhere else in Texas. Great hiking, views, and wildlife. Highly recommend going here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Karly G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an amazing place that looks like nowhere else in Texas. Great hiking, views, and wildlife. Highly recommend going here.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are some great day hikes to do starting from this location. The mountains were stunning at sunrise and sunset. At great location to stay if spending a few days in the Park.

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Iola, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Went to Big Bend Natl Park and was awestruck at the different types of zones. We went from river valley to canyons to desert to high mtns in a zone of 10 or so miles. Beautiful views from the Chisos mtns. Pack well no even mid size city for many miles.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The drive through the mountains to the basin and lodge is outstanding. It is curvy so take it easy. I wouldn't try it in the dark. The mountain range is completely in Big Bend National Park. The scenery is fantastic and the sunsets just beautiful. We spent 3 nights at the lodge (see other review). We did not see any... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The Chihuahuan Desert is alive with natural beauty! The Chisos Mountains punctuate the desert with canyons and streams and the Rio Grande. We spotted a young black bear ambling along the in the scrub one morning! How soon can we go back to Big Bend?

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viajamujer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

You have to go there. You have to go to Big Bend and visit the Chisos. If you're lucky you will hike and drive down to hike Santa Elena canyon and feel her hum with the spirit of the Rio Grande and the majesty of our deep earth. Hike out into the desert and feel it hum.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Great place to go to stay cooler than the hot desert floor. My favorite hikes are here as well as a great lodge.

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Post Falls ID
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

If you are in the Big Bend National Park area this is a must area to drive to. It is absolutely beautiful. Some of the best rock formations to be seen in the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We visited the Chisos for a day trip. The drie to the Chisos basin is beautiful with some breath taking views of the mountains, and curvy roads. The basin itself has many trails. The trail to "the window" is wonderful, and so are some others. There are also camp sites within the park. Supposedly there are bears and mountain lions,... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The route through the Park is designed to guide you to the most beautiful sites. Just follow it and you will not be disappointed. Know that you will get in/out of the car a lot, so this is probably not a trip to take with little ones.

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