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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Description: From the road, this spot offers a spectacular view into the canyon below.

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Great Hike from Chiso to the Window

We stayed here during a trip around Texas. We stayed in the Chisos lodge and did some hiking. The trip to the Window was a very nice one. Interesting flowers and very nice view to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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151 reviews 151 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We stayed here during a trip around Texas. We stayed in the Chisos lodge and did some hiking. The trip to the Window was a very nice one. Interesting flowers and very nice view to the mountains.

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trinkd
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a fairly easy, not-too-long trail out of the Chisos Basin campground. It's an excellent "warm-up" hike if you've just arrived or a nice hike for a day of active rest between longer/more strenuous activities. The hike is fairly exposed but does have areas of shade. Still, as for ALL hikes in the desert, plan to have plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Best view ever well worth the hike make sure you have plenty of water I know the marker says 1.5 miles in and out, but it is more like 2.3 miles in and 2.3 mile back a total of 4.6 miles.

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Bryan, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Big Ben National Park is fantastic in and of itself and The Window should not be missed. My friend in I hiked in for sunset and then back out by torch. If you pick the right day it's an amazing site.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

moderate hike.. nice view at th started it from Chisos basin campground and completed it in about 2.5 hrs.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

What a marvelous thing to be able to walk through window. The drive was long but well worth it to be able to see the glory of this area.

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Frisco, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Did this easy hike again after many years. It is a nice walk in the park for families and such, but not that interesting for experienced hikers. I would recommend other hikes in the park, such as South Rim or Lost Mine Trail. But this one is easy and convenient, especially if you are staying at the Chisos Mountain Lodge.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The hike to the Window is great, but the view at the end is really not as spectacular as we expected. Because the rock is so slick, you can't safely go to the end and see the pou off. But do take the side trip to the springs. You have to walk just about 1/2 mile to get to the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This, and Lost Mine trail, are two of the "must do" hikes because "everybody" hikes them. I especially enjoyed the contrast between the well-rounded rocks and cubic rocks. The latter reminded my daughter of MineCraft.

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We viewed the window from the basin loop trail. What a park. My wife & I devote our travel time to the national parks and rate Big Bend as definitely one of the best. They all have something to offer. If you're a park person, you need to spend several days in Big Bend.

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