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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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Awe Inspiring!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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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

Great view at the end of the hike. Take plenty of water; this hike is downhill until you arrive, so is uphill all the way back. Save yourself a grueling last half mile in the hot sun by parking at the campground and starting/ending your hike there instead of from the visitor center - you won't miss anything except a... More 

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Florence, Montana
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The trail to the Window is easy going since it is all down hill. The trip back to the Chisos Mountain Lodge is a little more work but all the steps make it easier. The trip is a MUST to see the view through the Window and over the surrounding countryside. The rocks and streambeds are beautiful.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stayed at the Chisos Mountain Lodge & dined at the dining room which offers a great view of the Window. We were fortunate enough to see a beautiful sunset while enjoying our dinner. The hike down there was just as rewarding!

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Detroit, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was a fun hike. We cut about a mile, and a bunch of switchbacks, off of the hike by starting at the campground rather than the hotel. The route takes you through the canyon floor and to a beautiful view at the end.

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College Station, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you are not satisfied with the Window view that you get from the pull outs on the road or while sitting on the patio of the Chisos Basin Restaurant, then just be assured that is how you are supposed to feel. Just try this moderately easy hike that starts from the Chisos Basin campground and takes about 2 -... More 

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