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Window Trail

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5.6 Miles 9.1 Kilometers


914' 279 m

Ascent

-914' -279 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

5,352' 1,631 m

High

4,452' 1,357 m

Low

Shared By Caleb Joyce

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Minor Issues 85 days ago
Muddy - The beginning of the trail is very muddy and there is a section that has calf-deep flowing water that you'll need to cross. History

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

Caleb Joyce

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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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Dec 30, 2018
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Dec 30, 2018
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Dec 28, 2018
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231mi
Dec 27, 2018
Jessica Harris
Dec 27, 2018
Lou Guajardo
Dec 23, 2018
Dan Sorensen
Nov 23, 2018
Austin Brodin
Nov 22, 2018
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  4.3 from 53 votes

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