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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Phone Number: 4324772551
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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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Must see, spectacular view of the sunset at night. Easy walk from the Chisos Mountain Lodge. Went every night to see the sun go down

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Steve F
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Orange, Texas
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Orange, Texas
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Must see, spectacular view of the sunset at night. Easy walk from the Chisos Mountain Lodge. Went every night to see the sun go down

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just an amazing experience to sit and absorb the mountain views in this treasure of a National Park. We were blessed with a great amount of clouds and the sunset changed every five minutes causing us to take a few dozen photos.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You only need to go down a couple switchbacks to get to the best part of this trail. Be here at sunset to watch the changing colors in the valley. Don't bother going all the way to the bottom unless you're connecting with a much longer trail.

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Thank Ann F
Austin, Texas
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather indicated that it might snow over New Year's day in the Big Bend area. An impromptu trip to view such a site was taken. It's didn't snow but the weather pattern did create rather magnificent opportunities for fantastic views. One of the hikes taken over the 4 days was the Window trail. It's not a difficult hike but... More 

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Thank Bill S
Fort Worth, Texas
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74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This feature is so beautiful to watch sunset through! We didn't get to hike the trail but we did the loop during sunset. The loop is a paved walkway connected to the parking lot of the Chisos Basin. It has two seating areas with a bench in each. Both were full when we went but we found a rock in... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Okay. So I didn't do this hike the first several times I was at big bend, because I thought it looked so-so. NOT THE CASE! This Hike is in my top 3 at the park; you HAVE to see it! It's ethereal/other worldly. There's nice shade in the later afternoon, and can be VERY slippery when wet (the rocks are... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is a moderate hike (in my opinion).... The toughest part of the hike is the last 1/4 of the way back up. But the view from The Window is amazing! I have done this hike at least 3 times and I love it each time. Take plenty of water and rest when you need to. It is a beautiful... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

loved every inch of the Park, the views are stunning and the trails are amazing... wildlife all over ...loved it all

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Gladewater, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

we went on a rough road, then a long trail, across, basicaaly, the desert, to a wooded area, where the 1 mile trail to cattail falls was. we didn't go up. should have started early a.m. it was hot, even though we had plenty of water. this is the back end of the window. the trail to it is to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Quintessential sunset spot Stayed at Chisos Lodge Gathered at the window view trail each night around 8:30 to watch with the family/great photo ops

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