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

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Window Trail

We hike the Widow Trail in October 2014, nice hike easy going down not as easy coming out. Make sure you carry water because there is none on the trail. Benches with shade for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Sanger, Texas
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Sanger, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We hike the Widow Trail in October 2014, nice hike easy going down not as easy coming out. Make sure you carry water because there is none on the trail. Benches with shade for resting. Great view at the Window you can see forever.

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Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was a tough hike in the middle of the day in high summer, but it was worth it. There was a surprising number of flora and fauna for it being such an arid climate, but the real treat was the scenery. Besides the window itself, which is true to its name, there are spectacular views all around, with rocks... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Beautiful views through the Window, especially at sunset! We enjoyed it from the short "loop trail" and from our room at the Chisos Mountain Lodge. If you plan to stay at the Lodge and want to see The Window from your balcony ask for Casa A, second floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places you will ever visit. You can enjoy it from the lodge or in a superb hike down to the spill over.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A wonderful outlook! It's worth it to come back to see it again. There is a longer trail and if you don't want to make a longer hike also a short "loop trail".

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Uvalde
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We were lucky to get a spectacular sunset both nights of our visit. The view from our Roosevelt Stone Cottage was of the sunset through the "window." And the next day as we drove the Ross Maxwell Scenic drive we got to see what it looks like from the other side. Absolutely beautiful.

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Greenville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

After pre-sunset dining at the Chisos Mountain Lodge Restaurant, we walked across the parking lot to the .3 mile Window View Trail. The paved trail takes you out to a point where the Window is in full view. There are benches for awaiting the sunset and a beautiful 360 degree view of the surrounding Chisos Mountains. It's a easy walk... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The view here changes with light and weather conditions, and is simply lovely. A very convenient walking patch from the hotel to an observation point makes this a nice place to take pictures.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a short hike behind the Chisos Basin Visitor's Center. It leads to a viewpoint with a sitting bench of the window. They call it the window because you see the valley in the distance between two mountains. The mountains look like the sides of a window. Very beautiful area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Wonderful hike that originates in the Chisos Basin camp ground. The hike is out to the actual Pouroff. The return hike is mostly up hill, so suggest an early start.

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Address: Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Big Bend National Park

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