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Chisos Mountains

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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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+1 432-371-2348

A great spot for the outdoors-lover in Big Bend National Park.

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Simply Amazing!

We camped 2 nights in the Chisos Basin campground and had two full days of hiking in the mountains. The Chisos Basin campground is the most incredible campground I have ever... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We camped 2 nights in the Chisos Basin campground and had two full days of hiking in the mountains. The Chisos Basin campground is the most incredible campground I have ever camped in. Beautiful mountains surround you on all sides. It is difficult to get a reservation (we weren't able to), but the first-come-first-serve procedure is very straightforward and explained... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice change of scenery from the desert and cactus that you see in so much of Big Bend. There were actually trees. I never did see the aspen trees that I had read about. They are my favorite tree. It's nice too because the temperature decreased as we drove up the road in elevation.

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chisos Mountains, wholly contained within Big Bend National Park and surrounded by the harsh Chihuahuan Desert, rise to an elevation of 7,831 feet (2,387m) creating an island of cooler, more moist environment in the sky which supports an isolated forest of oaks, pines, junipers, big-tooth maple and Arizona cypress with a wide variety of birds usually found further north,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had just finished some vigorous hiking so opted to drive through the mountains making only a few short stops for pictures. Very dusty and dry but worth seeing and exploring. Just make sure to bring plenty of water and snacks. Extremely hot outside.

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Celina, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent 10 days riding mostly out of our camp at the Rio Grande Village...however we also stayed one night at the Chisos Mountain Loadge and one in Terlingua....we worked on our Little TW Yamama 200s throughout as many areas and legal trails as we could do in that time...finally figuring out we could not get it done, with justice,... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Big bend is best enjoyed from the Chisos Mountain basin area, where the best of hikes exist and best of lodging and camping too.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Visited here in October . Shame the little Border Crossing was closed which is odd as you would expect it would be a 7 day operation however the customs people had a couple of days off . Really enjoyed this place and would say make sure you take the time to visit and stay when in South West Texas

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Poplarville, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

We drove all over Big Bend, and there were many pretty places, but this was the most beautiful. Long or short hikes, all with great views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful gem in the Desert Southwest. The beauty here is truly amazing. The rock formations are truly stunning in the way they react to the sun throughout the day. The drive up to the Basin is beautiful. Lots of great hiking trails and beautiful vistas. Lots of wildlife too. Really great camping up in the Basin. (Make reservations ahead... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

hard to believe that these mountains are in texas..they are beautiful..great roads to get to the sites within big bend national park. ranger at information station was very helpful.

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