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The Window Trail

Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2551
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Prime scenic attraction

This is the prime scenic attraction in the Basin area in Big Bend National Park. A short paved... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Previa1994
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Kansas City, Missouri
Best place to see the sunset

This feature is located in the basin area of the park and is close to the "lodge" where we stayed... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Phil E
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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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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“chisos basin” (21 reviews)
“big bend” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Big Bend National Park, TX
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+1 432-477-2551
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"big bend"
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"stone steps"
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"shady spots"
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"great hike"
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"slick rock"
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"springs trail"
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"sun sets"
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"watch the sunset"
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"lodge restaurant"
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"view is amazing"
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"beautiful sunset"
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"miles round trip"
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"fairly easy hike"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the prime scenic attraction in the Basin area in Big Bend National Park. A short paved trail from the Chisos Mountain lodge parking area leads to two spots for viewing the Window in the mountains surrounding the basin. Best views are when there...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This feature is located in the basin area of the park and is close to the "lodge" where we stayed. There is an observation point that is very accessible on a pave path. A great place to take photos.

Thank Phil E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Right after breakfast we dashed around the paved walk way of the window trail which takes all of 15 minutes. The view is very nice and it's easy for anyone to walk the path.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All you have to do is walk about 300 yards on a paved trail and just enjoy the scenery. The sunset at The Window is outstanding. Also saw some deer early in the morning/.

Thank Chuck H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We checked in at lodge 4pm, we immediately started our hiking. It only takes us 2.5 hrs for whole trip (we rushed the hiking in order to see sunset at window view point). It is a little steep at end of trail. I was super...More

Thank Fei L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why The Window is such a popular trail, I will never know. It seems like every park has one hike that gets an inflated reputation for whatever reason and then people just keep feeding it because it's the thing to do. The Window is that...More

Thank Chris N
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

It’s a quick out and back but wow, the pay off is there. Window to valley of the Chisos mountains and it’s breathtaking. Only have a short time in Big Bend—don’t miss.

Thank Schmagle
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We hiked this 5.6 mile RT trail from the trailhead near the Visitor Center. If you hike from the campground area it will only be 4.4 miles RT (and there are restrooms there also). We started this trail at 9:30 a.m. and finished at 1:30...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The Window is a break between two Chisos Mountain peaks through which you can see the most amazing sunsets. There is a window trail and also much shorter and easily accessible paved trail from the Chisos Mountain Lodge. In addition, there is a great view...More

Thank Selarz
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We hiked 5.6-Mile return trip from the Chisos Mountains Lodge in the afternoon in the early January. We hiked down and near the campground. If you like a shorter hike, you could hike from the campground. The hike was about 4 hours for us. We...More

Thank BangkokSachse
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Lennyator
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.
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Richard S
26 August 2016|
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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.
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Kathector
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!
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