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Chisos Mountains, Big Bend National Park

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The Chisos Mountains are a mountain range located in the Big Bend area of West Texas, United States. The mountain range is contained entirely within the boundaries of Big Bend National Park. This is the only mountain range in the United States to be fully contained within the boundary of a national park. It is also the southernmost mountain range in the mainland United States.The highest point in the Chisos Mountain range is Emory Peak at 7825ft above sea level.LocationThe Chisos Mountains are located in Big Bend National Park. The range of mountains extends twenty miles from Punta de la Sierra in the southwest to Panther Junction in the northeast. An extensive trail system and permit-required backcountry campsites are maintained by Big Bend National Park for its visitors. The Northeast Rim and Southeast Rim trails are closed from February 1 through May 31 along with some of the backcountry campsites along these trails to protect the local Peregrine Falcon population.The mountain area is partly forested (recovering from logging and overgrazing prior to the area's inclusion in the National Park System in the 1930s), and surrounded by the Chihuahuan Desert. The nearby towns include Study Butte, Terlingua, Fort Stockton, 135 miles north, Alpine, 105mi northwest and Presidio, about 100mi west. Two Mexican towns (Boquillas and Santa Elena) border the park; and cross-border access was reopened in 2011.
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  • Staying here is highly recommended, more fresh than the desert and the views of Emory Peak and The Window are good. There is camping, cabins and grocery business. The access road is interesting and several walks you can do from here.
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  • Wow. This was our first visit to Big Bend and had seen lots of pictures but were in awe of these mountains. We drove down from Fort Stockton and could see the Chisos miles and miles away before we rea...  more »
  • The up and down the mountains has steep grades and hairpin curves, but the reward is cool mountain air and beautiful views of the Chisos Mountains with their refreshing patches of greenery. Hikes here...  more »