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A great spot for the outdoors-lover in Big Bend National Park.
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Big Bend National Park, TX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chisos Mountain drive is sensational! This part of Big Bend NP is far different from the rest of the desert scenery. If you go to Big Bend NP you must include at least part of a day for this area. The temperature here is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was able to stay at the lodge during my stay at Big Bend National Park. Waking up to the view of the Chisos Mountains is just breathtaking. There are many trails throughout the Chisos Mountains to enjoy.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank gottalovepink
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful National Park, great hiking, beautiful scenery and wide open spaces as far as the eye can see.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LifeAtlasTravel
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

The Chisos are a wonderful gem in the West Texas desert. We were amazed by the views and wildlife that exist in our very own state. We hope to return soon to hike some more.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank SugarLandExplorer
Reviewed January 4, 2019

If possible, stay overnight or until full dark at least. The skies are mind boggling at night. During the day, the hikes range from easy 10 minute loops for a view of the window or leaks to whole day treks. Plenty of wildlife is around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank seekingrainydays
Reviewed January 4, 2019

The Chisos Mountain area offers lots of hiking spots, has a campground and lodge, a general store, and also a visitor center. There are plenty of places to get picturesque photos and probably the most likely spot to see a bear or mountain lion. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Rick M
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

This area is wonderful for exploring, stargazing, and hiking! We stayed for three nights and 4 days. We visited Big Bend National And Big Bend State Parks. Every hike is something totally different from the last! Well worth the visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kefalarik
Reviewed December 11, 2018

There are great views at Chisos Mountains. Unless you are hiking long distances this is not a very fun drive. There is not much there.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

Had a wonderful drive up the Chisos Mountains to the Basin. Unfortunately the Lost Mine Trail was closed due to bear activity! We arrived at the Basin and took in the view! The Visitor Centre was ok and the shop was well stocked. The rest...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LoBommer
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Great hike. Not for little kids.... have to cross water on rocks and climb lots of steps. Take water and snack! We loved it. Took our 9 yr old and 11 yr old.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Edward S
February 28, 2018|
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It was hot yesterday May 17, 2018! I can only think it will be hot on Memorial Day
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KayDarlene
July 6, 2017|
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Response from Sara S | Reviewed this property |
Definitely!! There are short hikes that are easy for smaller kids. just check the website and look at the trail lengths. There are a couple of paved paths as well.
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Kyle D
January 18, 2017|
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Way too freakin’ hot! November is he best time—book early!!!
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lemoncino
Stavanger, Norway
Completely lost already - planning first trip to Big Bend (3 Replies)
Good morning All, We are a group of two families travelling to Big Bend - leaving this Thursday. There are 6 kids, aged from 4 to 12. We will spend one night in Sonora to visit the caverns. Then we will drive to Terlingua where we have two nights accommodation. I thought we would spend our first full day in the Big Bend State Park and drive the Canino del Rio road from Lajitas to Presidio? Maybe the Closed Canyon hike? After Presidio do we just return back to Lajitas or can we do a...More
April 09, 2017|
Response fromBob S|
Hi Lost! Don't feel bad - it is tough to plan for a trip to an area this large - most visitors can't fathom the big Texas distances between places. There is another route once you take the River Road (Camino del Rio) from Lajitas to Presidio but you are talking a 5 hour stretch of your day gone and roughly 220-230 mile drive. The River Road is a state highway so you don't even have to go "into" the State Park to enjoy it but I do suggest stopping at the Barton Warnock Visitor Center right...More