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blue Window Trail

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Trail

5.6 mile 9.1 kilometer out and back
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 914' 279 m
Descent: -914' -279 m
High: 5,352' 1,631 m
Low: 4,452' 1,357 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Caleb Joyce

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

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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.

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 13, 2019
Thomas Bowersox
5.6mi — 2h 30m
Jul 4, 2019
Wayne B
Trail was very hot not much shade. We encountered a black Bear on this trail 15-20ft away. Great experience. Beautiful bear. 6mi
Jun 2, 2019
Nathan Harris
May 23, 2019
Todd Bowen
Started at 7am and added the high springs 2mile loop. Turned back before end
May 15, 2019
Angie Junemann
3h 00m
May 11, 2019
Alek Krallman
May 8, 2019
Bryan Mills

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  4.4 from 69 votes

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