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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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Wow who knew they had mountains like this in Texas. They were beautiful to see and happy we went. Roads are in good shape as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Wow who knew they had mountains like this in Texas. They were beautiful to see and happy we went. Roads are in good shape as well.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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159 reviews 159 reviews
53 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We visited this place during a trip around Texas. Coming from Switzerland we have seen a lot of mountains in our live. But these mountains are kind of special. Very nice scenery. We liked to stay here and do some hiking.

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Coppell, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had a great day hiking the Chisos Mountains. We went up past Emory Peak and loved the views. We went on a Wednesday afternoon and it was not crowded. The path is well marked and safe. We saw bluejays, roadrunners & lizards but no big animals. Great adrenaline rush!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We camped in the Chisos Basin, surrounded by the beauty of the mountains. I loved to watch how the colors changed on the mountains throughout the day, depending on the sunlight. I was there in April, and the temperatures were cool and breezy. The hiking is phenomenal, with clearly marked trails that take you from deep in the valley to... More 

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238 reviews 238 reviews
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208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Highly recommend 10 mile spur road drive to Chisos Lodge basin. The drive up offers some of the better photo opportunities. Easy drive in a car, truck or SUV.

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Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Especially at night but look out for two kinds of deer and bears. Pretty hoodoos and really really windy road in and out. Keep and eye out for the "window."

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Barrington, Illinois
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434 reviews 434 reviews
130 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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