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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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One of the nicest areas in the county

It's an isolated ecosystem in the middle of a desert with great (although some are strenuous) hiking trails. Great for birders, walkers and definitely for astronomers. If you've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Barrington, Illinois
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Barrington, Illinois
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433 reviews 433 reviews
130 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

It's an isolated ecosystem in the middle of a desert with great (although some are strenuous) hiking trails. Great for birders, walkers and definitely for astronomers. If you've never see the true night sky, this is the place to do it.

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Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Tough climb, tougher coming back. . . i think more because you just don't want to leave because of the spectacular beauty all around you.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The Chisos is a wonderful place. It's different from hiking anywhere else I can remember. My best advice to get great shots it to start hiking early am (30 mins before sunrise). Not only is it cooler on the way up, you'll have the trail to yourself and wonderful light. Photos look best when the light is low in the... More 

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Harker Heights
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54 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The contrast between the Chisos Basin and the surrounding desert is amazing. It is a seperate world in regards to wildlife, trees and climate. The views are outstanding. If camping, have a standby plan as the basin campground often fills up quickly. Even in April, the park was in a water shortage and asking folks to limit uasage to 5... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Just loved being there and all the rustic adventure. The trails are well maintained, being able to cross the Rio Grande into Mexico for the day was nice.

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The basin is sensation - the reflection of the light and shadow changes on the rocks with the hour and season. The pinon trees smell wonderfully. Even the short Window hike is worth the trip - the longer Window hike takes more time and is even better. The South Rim is absolutely memorable, but a challenge for the less hardy.

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Texas USA
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241 reviews 241 reviews
24 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Big Bend National Park is truly a treasure with over 800,000 acres and the beautiful Chisos Mountains !! This March 2015 with a lot of rain everything is very green and lush which with many wildflowers and Bluebonnets really make the Chisos Mountains unbelievable!!! Leave yourself plenty of time to explore !! Absolutely worth the trip.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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166 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Camping here is beautiful surrounded by these high mountains. There is a lodge, store, and restaurant nearby as well. It's a good place to embark on the many areas that Big Bend has to offer.

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Quiet and stunning. Wonderful walking, amazing wildlife. Mountains are really beautiful. Plenty of exploring, bears and mountain lions!

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great place to visit and camp overnight. Could get really windy at night. But beautiful view of Chisos mountains in all directions.

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