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Window Trail

 19 votes

5.6 Miles 9.1 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

914' 279 m

Ascent

-914' -279 m

Descent

5,352' 1,631 m

High

4,452' 1,357 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Unknown

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A unique 5.6-mile tour that follows the Oak Creek to the overlook called the Window.

Caleb Joyce

Overview

Meander through the grasslands, trees and creek bed to end up at the edge of a cliff where water drains out of the Chisos Basin. The Window views are breathtaking and the hiking is great with the varied terrain.
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Description

This is a beautiful and unique trail that takes off from the Chisos Mountain Visitor Center and ends with a spectacular gem. The trail starts in the basin's meadows and progresses down the Oak Creek drainage.

The creekbed is fun to follow, as it provides interesting built in steps that meander from side to side in the canyon. At the end of the creek, you'll find a rewarding view where water has sliced a narrow window in the Chisos Basin. Be careful at the windows ledge! The rock is extremely slippery and the fall would be fatal.

The return is uphill, so make sure that you save some water for the return journey.

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Jul 18, 2017
Gustavo Garza
May 25, 2017
Alex Gugel
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May 12, 2017
Dustin Haley
Apr 9, 2017
Ian Says
5mi
Apr 1, 2017
Adrianne Levitch-Potvin
Great hike. Coming back was mostly up hill Views were awesome. There were little butterflies everywhere and spring flowers were gorgeous. Love it
Mar 26, 2017
Dustin Lahorgue
Mar 24, 2017
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