Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Window Trail in Big Bend National Park

One of our favorite hikes in Big Bend National Park, with a big, big payoff at the end of the trail, is the Window Trail.  The payoff?  A stunning view of the desert landscape below the small rock window.  This shot was taken on the way back to the Chisos Basin.

Here's what the park's website says about the trail:

Window Trail
Difficulty: Moderate; Distance:, 5.6 miles round trip
Begin at the Chisos Basin Trailhead
This trail descends through Oak Creek Canyon to the Window pour-off which frames panoramic desert vistas. During wetter periods Oak Creek may be flowing, and must be crossed several times. Use caution on this trail: the top of the Window pour-off is slickrock with no railings, and the return hike is uphill.

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