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The Window

Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2551
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Doesn't diappoint

The window is nothing more or less than an amazing nice view. And this is exactly why you shouldn't... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Zurich, Switzerland
View from our windows!

Staying at the Chisos Mountain Lodge, this 'window' was our morning views and evening sunset views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brenham, Texas
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Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2551
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The window is nothing more or less than an amazing nice view. And this is exactly why you shouldn't miss out on it. It is a very short trip, less than half a mile round and it is even wheelchair accessible. Go there an just...More

Thank Carpenic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Chisos Mountain Lodge, this 'window' was our morning views and evening sunset views! Amazing! A must see!

Thank Texas_traveler77833
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chisos Basin is an interesting area. I think it's the only place that I have seen warning signs to watch for both mountain lions and bears. If you're not up for a big hike all the way to The Window, there is a short...More

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Windows trail from the campground is almost 1mile shorter than from the store. The trail is relatively easy other than lots of "stairs". The succulents were in bloom and the views were spectacular About 1/4 mile from the windows the canyon narrows and the...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you only see Casa Grande from the road through The Window, it'll probably be the thing you remember most about your visit. There's also a great hike to the Window from the Basin if you have time. Iconic Texas.

Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Starting this hike from the campground (park at the amphitheater) cuts off about 1 mile or so than if you start at Chisos Lodge. We wanted to hike Lost Mine Trail but there was absolutely no available parking spaces at that trailhead. Plenty of parking...More

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Long hike but totally worth it. It was more than 6 mi. round trip to very sunny areas. To make it shorter start in the parking lot of the group camping. Bring enough water and there is no restrooms except at the beginning of the...More

Thank gggg1234
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We stayed overnight at the Chisos Mountains Lodge on a Monday in April. The Window trailhead is located right next to the Casa Grande buildings, where we stayed. It could not have been more convenient. The trail is 2.8 mi/4.5 km one-way. We woke up...More

2  Thank pingaroo
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This was probably my second favorite Trail after the Lost Mine Trail. The second half of the Trail winds through some giant boulders into some really nice shade and views of the mountain sides. The Window at the end is really neat as well and...More

Thank Cody H
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The trail begins practically at your motel door. You walk inside the basin of the Chisos Mountains, it's almost like being inside a caldera. A gradual descent leads you to a crack between the volcanic walls overlooking the Chihuahuan Desert.

Thank Mar R
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Are there any hotels nearby?
24 February 2017|
Response from Jonny C | Reviewed this property |
There is a lodge run by the National Park service that is nearby.
Richard S
Where can we rent horses to take a ride to The Window? I did this about 40 years ago.
26 August 2016|
Response from Martha S | Reviewed this property |
i'm not sure, about that. i didn't see any stables, but, the website should be able to answer that. i know they do, at palo duro , but, we went all over big bend and didn't notice any riders.
I was going to take our dog. Good idea?
1 July 2016|
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Response from Swampgal123 | Reviewed this property |
No. Sorry just seeing this. Too many ways for a dog to get hurt. Also everywhere are warnings about bears and mountain lions. We have a hiking dog but I would never take her to being bend!