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Window Trail

 4.3 (46)

Length


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

Caleb Joyce

Dogs Unknown

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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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Sep 18, 2018
Patti B
lots of water in creek bed near window. Saw a deer jump out in front of me. Sat looking out window with a breeze, and listen to rushing stream
Sep 17, 2018
Sonia P
5mi
May 25, 2018
Mindy Mitchell
A bit shorter from the Basin campground, but I combined it with the Oak Creek trail for a long out and back from Basin. 4.4mi
May 22, 2018
Ellie Main
Saw black bear and her cubs by the creek! 6mi
Apr 29, 2018
Derek Jahelka
Christmas w/ fam 2017 5.6mi
Apr 8, 2018
Victoria Volcik
Apr 3, 2018
Amina Lea
Mar 29, 2018
Bhavya Jain Lalwani
5mi

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  4.3 from 46 votes

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