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blue Window Trail

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Trail

5.6 mile 9.1 kilometer out and back
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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

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Dry, Mostly Dry - Water was flowing out the Window today for the last 0.1 miles.

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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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Apr 19, 2019
Shelley Statler
5.6mi — 2h 54m
Apr 16, 2019
Ashton Salter
Apr 9, 2019
Katie Rubright
14h 29m
Apr 4, 2019
ROY WOOD
Mar 29, 2019
Brandon Snacks
Mar 26, 2019
Ward Pate
A must do from the Chisos Basin Campground. Make sure you go to the end and take plenty of water. It can get hot. The spring was flowing too. 4.8mi — 2h 15m
Mar 20, 2019
Anthony Sanchez
Mar 14, 2019
Stephanie D
5.6mi — 3h 10m

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  4.4 from 64 votes

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