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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Phone Number: +1 432-477-2551
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From the road, this spot offers a spectacular view into the canyon below.

From the road, this spot offers a spectacular view into the canyon below.

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Pretty view

Short hike, one was handicapped accessible, with very pretty view of "the window" and surrounding area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
DYK640
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Poplarville, Mississippi
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Valdez, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique place and more scenic than expected. A lush island in the sky surrounded by sweeping desert. Definitely recommended.

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Poplarville, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short hike, one was handicapped accessible, with very pretty view of "the window" and surrounding area.

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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

When we went on this 4.4mi RT hike we were not expecting a running brook or much shade. There were several shady spots and thousands of butterflies all along the route. Toward the end you see several small (1-2ft) waterfalls and finally come to the small opening that looks out on a valley. Starting at the basin campground vs. the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a great hike to take when you visit Big Bend. The trail is pretty easy and the views are truly amazing. It's a great spot to see the Sunset.

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Dripping Springs, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We didn't know what to expect at the end of the trail but were so glad we went. It took us about 3 hours. Most of the trail is pretty easy. Once you get to the turn off for the Window it gets more strenuous. it's very rocky and parts are slick. The trail is well maintained though so if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

you can get a great view of the window from the ranger station in big ben national park. it is a must see attraction in the park. you can get a good view of the window if you take the short trail by the ranger station

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The trail is well marked and easy to follow down to the window. There are steps toward the end and finally you reach the end - rocks are smooth and you could easily envision losing your balance and sliding over! The trip back is uphill. More effort required. Just be careful and be prepared for a moderate hike.

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We walked this trail in the morning before it got too warm. The trail follows a drainage. There are some beautiful views along the way. And there are some shady spots her and there. If you start from the camp ground instead of the lodge the hike will be shorter. As you get near the bottom you suddenly hear the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The drive is very scenic with several switchbacks. There are few places to pull off the road and take photos.

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Take the long hike or the short one, but see it! It is worthwhile contrasting daytime and sunsets over The Window.

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