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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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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772 reviews 772 reviews
375 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Gilbert, Arizona
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116 reviews 116 reviews
52 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

They might not be the highest, have snow capped peaks or surrounded by forest but the Chisos mountains have a beauty all of their own. Their color is especially impressive in the early morning when the sun first starts to hit them. Take in all that they have to offer and you will not regret it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

One could spend hours trying to describe the beauty of this place. Only way to find out is to come here and see. One of the most scenic and quiet spot I have ever found to appreciate how much beauty nature has to offer to us undeserving humans.

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Nashville, TN
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188 attraction reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Wow! I didn't expect to be blown away by the beauty in this area but I was. These lovely mountains are unique and so lovely, and the trails give you great vistas of these areas. What a backdrop for spectacular sunsets and colorful birds!

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Woodstock, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

A lovely setting surrounded by mountains with views in every direction. Great hikes as well but nothing wrong with just admiring those views.

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