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Gems in Chisos Mountains - 3

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gem Favorite View of the Window. Be careful at the edge, it's a long drop to the bottom of the Chisos Basin!

The Window

(38) Big Ben…, TX
gem Favorite South Rim

South Rim Viewpoint

(21) Big Ben…, TX
gem Favorite Cattail Falls lower pools in December.

Cattail Falls

(2) Big Ben…, TX

Recommended Routes in Chisos Mountains - 6

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Favorite Lost Mine Trail looking south down Pine Canyon
Intermediate

Lost Mine Trail

4.6 mi 7.4 km 1,057' Up 322.3 m Up 1,057' Down 322.18 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Sunset from The Window trailhead
Intermediate

Window Trail

5.6 mi 9.1 km 914' Up 278.58 m Up 914' Down 278.67 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite South Rim overlook, Big Bend Nat'l Park
Difficult

Chisos Mountain Loop

16.8 mi 27.1 km 3,260' Up 993.61 m Up 3,260' Down 993.67 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite The pristine Boot Canyon stands with Sierra del Carmen in the background.
Difficult

Outer Mountain Loop

31.8 mi 51.1 km 6,462' Up 1969.59 m Up 6,462' Down 1969.71 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Clouds cleared somewhat for a View of the Window.
Difficult

Emory Peak

9.8 mi 15.7 km 2,427' Up 739.85 m Up 2,428' Down 740.09 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Sunset from The Window trailhead
Intermediate

South Rim Trail

11.6 mi 18.6 km 1,984' Up 604.63 m Up 1,984' Down 604.65 m Down

Big Ben…, TX

Chisos Mountains Running

  • 117 Miles 189 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 18 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Chisos Mountains - 16

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2.1 mi 3.4 km #1Southwest Rim Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Bend National Park, TX
2.8 mi 4.5 km #2Window Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
2.5 mi 4.0 km #3Boot Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX 14 
3.4 mi 5.5 km #4Pinnacles Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX 17 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #5Cattail Falls
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX 13 
4.0 mi 6.4 km #6Laguna Meadow Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX 14 
1.2 mi 2.0 km #7Southeast Rim Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
6.2 mi 10.0 km #8Juniper Canyon Trail
Difficult
Big Bend National Park, TX
Difficult
Big Bend National Park, TX
1.5 mi 2.5 km #9Emory Peak Trail
Very Difficult
Big Bend National Park, TX
Very Difficult
Big Bend National Park, TX
2.3 mi 3.7 km #10Lost Mine Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX

Photos of Chisos Mountains - 127

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South Rim overlook, Big Bend Nat'l Park
Sep 29, 2015 near Big Ben…, TX
Lost Mine Trail looking south down Pine Canyon
Nov 21, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
Clouds cleared somewhat for a View of the Window.
Nov 20, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
Lost on Lost Mine Trail
Oct 15, 2019 near Big Ben…, TX
Cattail Falls lower pools in December.
Dec 29, 2020 near Big Ben…, TX
Birds soaring high above the Chihuahuan Desert from the South Rim.
Jul 21, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
View from the top of the Lost Mine trail. Hey look, it's Mexico! No passport required!
Dec 15, 2015 near Big Ben…, TX
The pristine Boot Canyon stands with Sierra del Carmen in the background.
Mar 22, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX