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Chisos Mountains

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Address: , Big Bend National Park, TX
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: A great spot for the outdoors-lover in Big Bend National Park.

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First time visitor and I was really impressed with the spectacular views and the varied terrain. Well worth the drive, but plan on staying several days so you can enjoy all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

the mountains surround the basis wher the lodge is located. it is a cooler place than the river valley. great wraparound views with the window opening to the valley.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

First time visitor and I was really impressed with the spectacular views and the varied terrain. Well worth the drive, but plan on staying several days so you can enjoy all the opportunities for hiking.

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Tucson, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The scenery is absolutely spectacular. As a hiker and birder, i took the Pinnacle Trail and the views were breathtaking. Absolutely worth the effort to get to the area.

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Texas, United States
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53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

These are beautiful mountains. I grew up in west Texas (El Paso area), and I still felt like these mountains were worth a special trip. The views are amazing, especially on a clear day (which is most days).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Lots of trails and sights to see. Take a minute on your hike to take in the sights, sounds, and smells around you.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Well worth a mountain hiker's or scenic driver's time, with beautiful vistas, abundant wildlife and no crowds! The centerpiece of what is, oddly, one of the national park system's least visited parks, Big Bend.

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A visit to the Chisos Mountains in the Big Bend National Park is a very beautiful surprise. Brown bear, mountain lions, javalina, a zillion birds, you name it, you'll likely see it. It's probably the wildest national park in the lower 48. You'll need more than one day to do it right. Plan three. I've made 34 trips there since... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Even though the Chisos Mtn Lodge is nothing special, its location makes it well worth it. There are a plethora of great walks in the Chisos. Staying there cuts down on drive times and lets you do more of the walks. You need to be in reasonable shape to enjoy many of these walks, as there is a vertical element... More 

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Austin, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

you will most likely need to make reservations well in advance, but it is worth it! staying in this basis area the temperature is usually 20 degrees cooler than just a few miles away. it's old cottages vintage 1950's are great. a little too close sometimes with open windows but everything is great. The restaurant in the lodge is very... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When travelling through big bend it would be crazy to miss this mountain area. It has perhaps the most dramatic scenery as well as the Black Bears (we saw 4). Easily reached by car, and offering a number of walks the Chisos Mountain Lodge is a good base, and has people to offer help if needed. Note there is a... More 

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