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Chisos Mountains

Big Bend National Park, TX
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: A great spot for the outdoors-lover in Big Bend National Park.
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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a beautiful part of Texas! I had always wanted to go, and I am so glad I had the chance! The mountains were amazing!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very beautiful and quiet. Not even a long drive to go up to the top, and I suggest eating at the lodge up there as well.

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Southlake, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We drove in from Presidio along the Rio Grande. It was 108 degrees in the valley, but 85 up by the Chisos Mountain lodge. The views were stunning. It was like an oasis high above the desert. Beautiful place and very unexpected!

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Silver Spring, MD
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132 reviews 132 reviews
50 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Chisos Mountains rise out from the desert floor to over 4,000 feet. They are covered with multiple cacti, most of which are in bloom at different time in the spring and summer. The mountains change colors during the day and early evening with the movement of the sun. Bring sunscreen and lots of water and make sure that you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I camped overnight with our 12 year old children and another couple with their 9 year old son during the last week of June. There was a 20-30% chance of rain in forecast for that area and it did rain. Thank goodness for the rainfly! It was very windy and a cool (for Texas) mid 70s at... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I cant elaborate further on what others before me have written. Felt like you were existing in a postcard or hollywood movie set. Was our favorite area of the park!

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Los Angeles, California
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774 reviews 774 reviews
375 attraction reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It's impossible not to love nature here. Look around you. Soak in the stars at night. Gorgeous vistas during the day. Great hiking and lots of wildlife. Wow.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Chisos Mountains rise up out of the desert, higher than most of the surrounding peaks. They are spectacular--both seen from afar and up close in the interior (the Basin). Many good hiking trails, and interesting mountain vegetation. Though many signs warn of bears and mountain lions, we only saw birds and lizards.

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Coppell, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Many Texans don't even know about this opportunity since it is a long drive for most of the populated areas of the state. The scenery is accessible and there are many hikes for the regular person.

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Kingwood, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Very little of Big Bend is handicapped accessible but most of this area is. There is even a paved trail that allows wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and Mountain View. The paved trail is just under a half mile round trip. This area is vastly different from the rest of the park. It is teaming with trees and other... More

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