Fairly boring walk with a happy ending

View through the Window at end of Window Trail
User: oliverd - 2/3/2018

Location: Big Bend - The Window

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 5.50 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A


The wak itself is rather dull, as it heads down through the Basin... the payoff is the last half a mile, when you enter the narrow canyon chiselled out by Oak Creek and emerge at the WIndow. The view out isn't spectacular, but it's pretty cool seeing the desert through a narrow slit in the Chisos mountain rim. Go very early or late (sunset here is nice) - you'll avoid the crowds, and the walk is mostly exposed with not much shade until the end. 

Track notes and photos: https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/10/29/the-window/

Log Photos
View out the WIndow
Area around Big Bend - The Window
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