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Chisos Mountains
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Owner description: A great spot for the outdoors-lover in Big Bend National Park.
Reviewed May 20, 2012

My wife and i toured around Big Bend National park and the Chisos mountains this May and wow what a park. The scenery is truly stunning and varied and the sunsets are superb. We stayed at the Chisos Mt Lodge which was comfy and the service and food were very good.Its a great base for touring around. Lots of wildlife including bears. If you get the chance go there, you will not be disappointed.

Barry & Nicola

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Reviewed April 26, 2012

We spent 3 energizing and relaxing days and nights at Chisos Mountain Lodge in mid April this year. We loved the place from the very beginning of the 10 mile rugged drive into the 'basin' where the motel style accomodations are located. We found our Rio Grande Motel room clean, spacious,comfortable and it soon felt homely to us. The rooms don't have a television, wi-fi or a mobile/cell signal but this felt like a bonus in this 'truly away from it all' getaway destination. For those in dire need of contact with the outside world there were pay phones nearby and
wi-fi and tv were available at the Lodge.Dinner there, as the sun set provided a beautiful view of 'the window' to gaze upon as we re-fuelled following our days adventure within the National Park.
We took in and admired the amazing scenery as we walked a couple of the shorter trails and did some of the scenic drives. The Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, which concludes with a short though energetic trail into Santa Elena Canyon is definitely not to be missed; get your camera at the ready!
We particularly enjoyed sitting out on our porch in the evening with a fantastic view of the clear night skies. The amazing clarity of the stars is due to there being no light polution from anywhere for miles and miles around. We thought ourselves fortunate to see deer and a fox just feet from our porch bench.
The National Park staff we encountered throughout the park were all helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.When the time came we were sad to leave this amazingly interesting and inspiring place; in the middle of the mountains...in the middle of the desert...

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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Chisos campground was an ideal spot for the week. The temprature in late April ranged from mid to high 80's in the day to about 58 in the evening, very comfortable.
This was a very central location for hikes to the window, lost mine, and emory peak. Bathrooms were readily available, however showers are 40 minutes away via vehicle, but it is camping, not humid so you can do without.
The staff is very friendly. I highly encourgage attending the evening presentations at the the ampitheather, I enjoyed the discussion regarding the Texas Rangers, wish I could recall the fellow who presented as he was awesome.

Thank fireantstx
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

simply beautiful.. the scenery was... well amazing...

Thank jeepsport77
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Spent 2 nights at Big Bend National Park and stayed at Chisos Mountain Lodge-the only lodge in the park and high up in the Chisos Mountains. Big Bend has four main drives-the Persimmon Gap to Panther Junction (not a lot to see unless you have 4WD); Panther Junction to Rio Grande Village (saw the Rio Grande and over into Mexico ); Panther Junction to Castelon and Santa Elena Canyon (the best drive with the most to see); and Panther Junction to Chisos Mountain Lodge ( impressive mountain views, shapes and hairpin turns). Enjoyed the solitude and desert beauty. Beautiful sunset through the "Window" up in the Chisos Mountains. I recommend this park, even though it is out of the way and you need to intentionally go there. We are not hikers but this is definitely a hiker's paradise. .

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