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The Window

Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2551
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Lots of opportunity to hike in the semi-arid areas of Big Bend and this is one of the better ones... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barrie, Canada
Great hike

Going down is the easy part ! Starts off with gentle switchbacks and then gets down between... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dave P
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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From the road, this spot offers a spectacular view into the canyon below.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2551
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Very beautiful setting in the center of the park. Very nice and easy trails and beautiful views all over the park.

Thank sabimax
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I think this trail is a must do if hiking in the park. There are a few steps and the return is a bit uphill but not too strenuous. We made the hike mid-day in 90 degree temp. Take the required amount of water for...More

Thank GenoK
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

When you reach the huge boulder with the two cliffs on each side, you are not at the end and have about a mile to go. This is a hike that is worth the effort, more on that later. We did the hike around 7:30...More

2  Thank Cary W
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The trail from the Visitor's Center starts without much fanfare, with a series of switchbacks down into the valley. From there, you walk through a rich environment before entering Oak Creek Canyon, and this is where the trail becomes fantastic. The high canyon walls, the...More

1  Thank JDS43
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views. We did not walk the whole hike as we had a toddler with us, but the view and walk was wonderful.

Thank 2016AB
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

1  Thank Carpenic
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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

1  Thank Texas_traveler77833
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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
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!