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Window View Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.5 (11)

A paved loop sporting fantastic views of 'The Window' and the surrounding Chisos Mountains.


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0.3

Miles

0.4

KM

Loop

5,384' 1,641 m

High

5,371' 1,637 m

Low

14' 4 m

Up

14' 4 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly A short, scenic loop on a paved path that is a stone's throw from the Chisos Basin Visitor Center.

Description

This paved loop is a great, easily-accessible way to immerse yourself in the beauty on display in Big Bend National Park.

Flora & Fauna

Keep your eyes peeled for the rare gem that is the Colima warbler. It is a small, brown or gray bird with a patch of orange near the base of its tail feathers.

In the summer months, this bird can only be found in the upper elevations of the canyons in the Chisos Mountains and not anywhere else in the entire world. It lays its nests on the ground and is often spotted foraging in thick undergrowth or around the lower levels of oak trees.

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Hunter R

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 11 votes

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  3.5 from 11 votes
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#265

in Texas

#12,346

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Photos

Sunset from The Window trailhead
Jun 28, 2018 near Big Ben…, TX
On the Window View Trail
Oct 15, 2019 near Big Ben…, TX
The Window in Big Bend NP
Oct 15, 2019 near Big Ben…, TX
Looking up from the Chisos Basin.
May 4, 2015 near Big Ben…, TX
Night sky near Chisos Basin in Big Bend.
Jan 21, 2022 near Big Ben…, TX
Window Trail Sign
Oct 15, 2019 near Big Ben…, TX

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Apr 11, 2022
Trent Caldwell
Nov 9, 2021
David de la Garza
Oct 19, 2021
Sundesh Shah
Oct 11, 2021
David Little
May 11, 2021
Sutton Allain
Apr 6, 2021
Kris K
Short, paved trail with great views! 0.3mi — 0h 05m
Apr 5, 2021
Matthias K
17h 00m
Mar 31, 2021
Scott Johnson
Danielle, Rhyan, Alex, Marie, Chris, Barb - Sunset 0.3mi