Big Bend Window Trail

  • Stunning Window View Trail in Big Bend National Park, Texas.
  • Along the Window View Trail in Big Bend NP, Texas.

Hiking

Dogs No

5.6 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~1000 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Texas

The Window Trail is a moderate hiking trail in Big Bend National Park, Texas. This hike is kid friendly, but as always parents should use their own discretion. There is more than a thousand feet of elevation gain. The hike starts at the Basin Trailhead. The park says "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. It is not uncommon to see tracks and scat of black bear, mountain lion, and gray fox along Chisos Mountains trails. Carmen Mountain whitetail deer, rock squirrels, whiptail lizards, spotted towhees, tufted titmice, and Mexican jays are also common in these mountains." As with all trails in Big Bend, make sure to carry plenty of water and sunscreen when hiking. There are three developed front country campgrounds in Big Bend National Park, the Chisos Basin Campground, Cottonwood Campground and the Rio Grande Village Campground.

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Contact: Big Bend National Park P.O. Box 129 Big Bend National Park, TX 79834

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