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Window Trail

 25 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°)

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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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Jan 3, 2018
Hulya Eraslan
Dec 30, 2017
Kristina Stemler
fantastic view at the pour off. Saw a golden Eagle on the thermals around. 5.6mi
Dec 26, 2017
Carrie Hopper
5mi
Dec 26, 2017
Samantha Chen
Dec 1, 2017
Alfredo Rosendo
Window and oak spring
Dec 1, 2017
Steve White
Beautiful once you get to creek bed with lots of shade for lower 1/2. Little slippery at final point on well worn rock. Amazing views!!! 6.2mi — 2h 28m
Nov 22, 2017
Colby Crabtree
Nov 22, 2017
Andrew McEathron

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