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Window Trail

 35 votes

Length

5.6 Miles 9.1 Kilometers


Elevation

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

Conditions


All Clear 95 days ago
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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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Apr 29, 2018
Derek Jahelka
Christmas w/ fam 2017 5.6mi
Apr 3, 2018
Amina Lea
Mar 29, 2018
Bhavya Jain Lalwani
5mi
Mar 19, 2018
Terri Sensintaffar
beautiful trail! not too strenuous.
Mar 12, 2018
Catherine Kirby
Mar 11, 2018
John Eyster
Great trail. Overcast today.
Mar 5, 2018
Drew Domalakes
Hiked with Mom and Dad. Brought .8 gallons of water. Need 0.5. Nice cool light breeze. Not much pain or problems. Saw Mexican Jays, large stink hub.
Jan 27, 2018
Stephanie Godsey

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  4.3 from 35 votes

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