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The Window

Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2551
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Nice hike but a little crowded

Nice hike and the view at the end was better than we expected and well worth it. Unfortunately the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Megan F
via mobile
Beautiful beyond description

This is one of the most beautiful natural views in America, We've traveled over much of the United... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
La Grange, Texas
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From the road, this spot offers a spectacular view into the canyon below.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2551
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hike and the view at the end was better than we expected and well worth it. Unfortunately the chisos basin area was pretty crowded. There were a lot of other people on the trail. We wanted to do the lost mine trail but the...More

Thank Megan F
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is one of the most beautiful natural views in America, We've traveled over much of the United States, so I feel I can say that with confidence, The view is beautiful any time of day....

Thank lggg70
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Hiked this on November 1st. 3.8 to over 5 miles round trip depending on whether you take the shortcut at the camp grounds. I took the short cut. Took me over 3 hours but I took a lot of pictures and a lot of rest...More

1  Thank jpetty311
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The window is a nice formation allowing you to watch the sun set from within the campground. It also allows for sun rays the sides and back of the basin, so don't forget to look all around you as the sun sets.

Thank ERL972
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Staying at the lodge, made this hike well worth it. Take you time to look around and enjoy the views, plants, animals, birds and maybe a bear or two. Once arriving at the window, use caution if the water is running. The rocks get slippery,...More

Thank bchrefuge
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

You can't help but smile when you see this view at Chisos Mountain Lodge area. Have lunch at the restaurant, or pick up supplies at the store, or check into your room. What a great place to stay and/or visit with all these amenities. Plus,...More

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Ok..there is so much to do in the Big Bend, however The Window is unexplainable until you see it yourself. It is a good hike down to the window and a bit further than you'd expect if you start at the station. Start down at...More

1  Thank SouthwestCrow
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Lots of opportunity to hike in the semi-arid areas of Big Bend and this is one of the better ones. Beautiful vista and a view of the Rio Grande in the distance (through the "window"). Lots of opportunity to get up and personal with the...More

Thank dougcundall
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Going down is the easy part ! Starts off with gentle switchbacks and then gets down between spectacular cliffs before ending up via a narrow watercut gorge (last part can require a little athleticism in clambering over the smooth rocks at the waterside. Views all...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Looking out The Window at sunset was gorgeous. It's a terrific place for a romantic stop or even just if you enjoy the colors. First picture looks out from Chisos Basin at sunset, second looks in.

Thank Charles S
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24 February 2017|
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Response from Jonny C | Reviewed this property |
There is a lodge run by the National Park service that is nearby.
Richard S
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.
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!