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“Big is the correct description”
Review of The Window

The Window
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Owner description: From the road, this spot offers a spectacular view into the canyon below.
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We spent two and a half days in Big Bend Nat. Park. That is the minimum I believe anyone would want to spend there to get a good feel for the park. It is vast with a 30 mile drive between most of the major sites. The Santa Elina Canyon , the Chisos Basin, Rio Grande Village, are the main sites. Each is in a distinct different part of the park with a good drive between that is worth while. We did the hike on Grapevine trail which is nice with an interesting view of a large balancing rock.
Also, did the short hikes to Santa Elena Canyon and to the Boquivilla Canyon with the singing Mexican on the other side of he river, as well as the short hike to the Hot Springs. All of these are worth the time.
We stayed at the Chisos mountain lodge. It is well located in the center of the park. We stayed in the Emory Peak group of rooms. They are pretty dated with the walls projecting every sound from adjoining rooms and the bathrooms not very user friendly. The beds were OK, and the location was nice
We also did the Chisos loop trail which was a good intro for the basin area
It is a long drive down there but a good place to get away from winter weather in the north

5  Thank stonestacker52
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

Everything in the Big Bend National Park is worth seeing, specially if you come from Quebec Canada. The scenery is so different from what we have.

We loved the view even if it was a cloudy day.

1  Thank Shou1
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Tranquil trail with stunning views. Long drive but worth the trip. Take plenty of water, a good camera, comfortable hiking shoes and keep your eyes peeled for brown bears.

2  Thank texrus65
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

Have lunch at the chisos mountain lodge as the food is excellent and soak up the window. Nice gift shop and beautiful outdoor patio area.

Thank Tim H
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Breathtaking - don't miss the Window!! If there was only 1 thing to see in BBNP the Window is it - but too many gems to count.

Thank Susan M
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