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Gems in Chisos Mountains - 2

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gem Favorite Bask in the views from this overlook along the Oak Springs Trail.

The Window

(33) Big Ben…, TX
gem Favorite South Rim

South Rim Viewpoint

(19) Big Ben…, TX

Recommended Routes in Chisos Mountains - 6

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Favorite Lost Mine Trail looking south down Pine Canyon
Intermediate

Lost Mine Trail

4.6 mi 7.4 km 1,057' Up 322.3 m Up 1,057' Down 322.18 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Overlook at "The Window" in Big Bend National Park
Intermediate

Window Trail

5.6 mi 9.1 km 914' Up 278.58 m Up 914' Down 278.67 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite South Rim overlook, Big Bend Nat'l Park
Difficult

Chisos Mountain Loop

16.6 mi 26.8 km 3,323' Up 1012.97 m Up 3,324' Down 1013.27 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite The pristine Boot Canyon stands with Sierra del Carmen in the background.
Difficult

Outer Mountain Loop

31.5 mi 50.7 km 6,589' Up 2008.31 m Up 6,589' Down 2008.25 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Clouds cleared somewhat for a View of the Window.
Difficult

Emory Peak

9.3 mi 14.9 km 2,415' Up 736.17 m Up 2,416' Down 736.27 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Sunset from The Window trailhead
Intermediate

South Rim Trail

11.6 mi 18.6 km 1,984' Up 604.63 m Up 1,984' Down 604.65 m Down

Big Ben…, TX

Chisos Mountains Hiking

  • 116 Miles 187 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 16 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Chisos Mountains - 16

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2.1 mi 3.4 km #1Southwest Rim Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Bend National Park, TX
2.8 mi 4.5 km #2Window Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
3.1 mi 5.0 km #3Pinnacles Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX 14 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #4Boot Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX 12 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #5Cattail Falls
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX 10 
4.0 mi 6.4 km #6Laguna Meadow Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX 12 
6.2 mi 10.0 km #7Juniper Canyon Trail
Difficult
Big Bend National Park, TX
Difficult
Big Bend National Park, TX
1.5 mi 2.5 km #8Emory Peak Trail
Very Difficult
Big Bend National Park, TX
Very Difficult
Big Bend National Park, TX
2.3 mi 3.7 km #9Lost Mine Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
0.8 mi 1.2 km #10Colima Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX

Photos of Chisos Mountains - 125

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South Rim overlook, Big Bend Nat'l Park
Sep 29, 2015 near Big Ben…, TX
Lost Mine Trail looking south down Pine Canyon
Nov 21, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
The Crown Mountain Fire burns below the Northeast Rim Trail.
May 24, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
Bask in the views from this overlook along the Oak Springs Trail.
Mar 7, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
Clouds cleared somewhat for a View of the Window.
Nov 20, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
Overlook at "The Window" in Big Bend National Park
May 10, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
Lost on Lost Mine Trail
Oct 15, 2019 near Big Ben…, TX
Birds soaring high above the Chihuahuan Desert from the South Rim.
Jul 21, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX