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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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Chisos Basin Campground

Nice place to set up a tent. From the campsite you have an amazing view of the mountains. It can get crowsed and it is on a fist come first get basis. Also There is a ranger on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
darqstone
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austin,tx
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austin,tx
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice place to set up a tent. From the campsite you have an amazing view of the mountains. It can get crowsed and it is on a fist come first get basis. Also There is a ranger on duty who was constantly making rounds and this just made it feel very safe. Take the window trail from here.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
61 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

All the campgrounds were full upon arriving to the park. So we had to camp out side the park. Which was just ok. But we did take a drive into the park to scope out a spot for the next couple days. We came across Chisos Basin Campground. What a great campsite. We drove through and found a few spots... More 

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I agree the Chisos Basin Loop Trail was excellent. The morning air was crisp; in fact, cold, but we we very happy. Saw Mexican Jays, Canyon Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Say's Phoebe -- all of which we've seen before but don't see back home. A deer also wondered around. Before we left home we researched the trails in... More 

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Elm Mott, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I think the mountains here are the most beautiful but it has lots of visitors. Some of our group took like a 5 mile hike which I did not do. The drive there is pretty steep and I was in a VW Bus and it was struggling against the grade. It is a place that I highly recommend. Camping there... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Backpacked and stayed one night on the the South Rim of the Chisos Mountains. Unforgettable beauty. Highly recommended. 2000 ft elevation gain, 13 miles round trip.

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Midland, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

These are some of the most beautiful mountains I've seen; have been to many of the "famous" national parks such as Yosemite and Tetons, but these are dramatic, isolated, and huge. The weather changed frequently while we were there in early March so they mountains looked a little different every time we looked up. Great hikes in the area (Emory... More 

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Rock Island, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The scenery is spectacular. Do some reading about the area and do visit with a park ranger or two so you know what you're looking at other than "just mountains."

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Florence, Montana
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park are loaded with great hiking trails from easy to skilled. The views are spectacular.

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Lubbock
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Though topographical maps indicate a trail to Maple Canyon, in actuality, there is only the slightest suggestion of a trail. Map notwithstanding, access to the canyon is quick and relatively easy. The trailhead is easy to find. Located about halfway between the Basin and Basin Junction, it is marked by a fire-danger sign and a brown gate loaded with reflectors.... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Chisos Mountains are an absolute must when visiting Big Bend National Park. The diversity of the mountain environment encapsulated within the Chihuahuan Desert provides some of the most dramatic scenery within the park. Whether you are touring by auto or have the time to enjoy some of the splendid hiking you won't be disappointed. Take the time to enjoy... More 

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