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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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A true wilderness experience

The Chisos has something for all skill levels. One can stay near the lodge, walk the Window View trail, and enjoy the front country with ease, or you could take a trail deeper... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Fort Worth, TX
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Fort Worth, TX
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Chisos has something for all skill levels. One can stay near the lodge, walk the Window View trail, and enjoy the front country with ease, or you could take a trail deeper into seclusion. This area is doable even in summer as the elevation will keep you much cooler than the desert floor below. Lost Mine Trail and Emory... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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71 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Whether you're the adventurous type who likes challenging hikes, or the one who prefers short walks, or the car adventurer who likes to get out at scenic spots to enjoy and take pictures, these mountains are calling your name! Roads are good, hiking paths, both long and short, are good and clearly marked. Being up in the mountains, the weather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This area is unfathomably beautiful. We went in late May and as it turned out, most of the area was still green. The Chisos Basin Campground is the best place in Big Bend to set up your tent and enjoy nature. Reservations are required from November to April. Electrical hookups are available in certain areas. $20 entrance fee per vehicle,... More 

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Uvalde
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stayed in a Roosevelt Stone Cottage in the Chisos Mountain Lodges. The room was very clean and offered an amazing view of the sunset through "the window." The parking was full in that little culdesac, but it was very quiet. Wi-fi worked in our cottage, but no cell phone signal. No TV. But there was a mini-fridge, microwave, and... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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388 reviews
305 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

These mountains are typically not what you may think of when you think of Texas. But here they sit, waiting to be explored. I recommend visiting in the Spring or Fall when it is cooler out. Big Bend overall is well worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is literally the coolest part of Big Bend National Park. The basin was formed by the explosion of an ancient volcano...it had to be huge! It is a great spot for tent camping, but there is also a lodge and restaurant in the basin as well. Several great hikes can be found in this area of the park as... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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148 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 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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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Address: Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Big Bend National Park

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