Sunday, September 15, 2013

View from the Window Trail in Big Bend National Park

One of our favorite hikes in the region is Big Bend National Park's The Window Trail.  The trailhead is located just below the Chisos Basin campground.  The entire trail is great fun to hike, but we especially like the view of the desert from "the window" (above) at the end of this out-and-back trail.

This is 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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