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Chisos Mountains

Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2392
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This place in gorgeous

Wonderful views from the restaurant and area. Oasis in the sky, but be advised if you have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ernestjahntraining
,
Corpus Christi, Texas
Chisos Basin is a high spot

It is both the highest part of Big Bend, but also the coolest and greenest. The in-park inside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert S
,
Lawrence, Kansas
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A great spot for the outdoors-lover in Big Bend National Park.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Big Bend National Park, TX
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+1 432-477-2392
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"big bend"
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"great hiking trails"
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"beautiful mountain range"
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"night skies"
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"national park"
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"degrees cooler"
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"beautiful park"
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"west texas"
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"chisos mountain"
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"natural beauty"
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"desert floor"
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"amazing scenery"
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"south rim"
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"miles and miles"
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"lodge area"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful views from the restaurant and area. Oasis in the sky, but be advised if you have breathing problems this is almost 7,000 ft. The restaurant is great with a diverse menu. It worked for my daughter and her husband, both vegetarians. Kid's menu is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is both the highest part of Big Bend, but also the coolest and greenest. The in-park inside lodging is centered here. The Lodge are has rooms and a restaurant. There are lots of hiking trails up here. You can take a very short hike...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

For cooler temperatures, amazing views and some of the best hiking in BB, Chisos mountains are a must visit if you have at least two days in the park (visit the desert one day and the mountains the next). We hoped to see a bear...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

We drove up six miles into the basin , up through forest and amazing scenery. Once there the Window view was fantastic, definitely worth the detour off the main road .

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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Due to a cancellation we were able to book a cottage at the Lodge in the basin. So many photo opportunities we will have to return another time. Joyce and Charles from Argyle, TX

1  Thank Charles B
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

The basin of the Chisos Mountains is so majestic and filled with plants and animals that you just don't see everywhere in the desert. It's really a short drive from Study Butt and Terlingua. Worth the time. If you have days or weeks or more,...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Nice secluded area. Nice roads throughout with a little snack shop and store. Pretty drive and great view of the Rio Grande river.

1  Thank Tamik09
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

The Chisos Mountains are a fully contained mountain range within Big Bend National Park. They are filled with trees and greenery, as opposed to some of the high desert trails in the other parts of the park. If it's going to be a hot day,...More

2  Thank Selarz
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

An oasis straight out of Lord of the Rings in the middle of the southwestern flavored Chihuahuan Desert. We arrived in the basin on a cloudy day, and the Chisos looked so foreboding that I half expected to see an orc army gathering in the...More

Thank Diane B
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park are worth Seeing before increasing heat and drought of global warming kill the trees. You can't see much if you do not hike.

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KayDarlene
July 6, 2017|
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Response from TexasGirlTravels | 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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Response from ephemerald |
Way too freakin’ hot! November is he best time—book early!!!
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