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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  • From main visitor center 13 Miles, then left up into mountains. Very nice approx 6.5 Miles to next visitor center. Recommended less than 24 RV due to hills and sharp turns  more »
  • Big Bend National Park and the various hikes in the Chisos were on our (my wife and me) bucket lists. Checked'm off!! We spent 4 days hiking and sight-seeing in the Basin and at Boquillos and Santa El...  more »
  • Always wanted to hike so when moons aligned I took the chance. Stayed at the nlodge which is convenient to everything and saves driving in & out of park. I’m over the whole camping thing! First time d...  more »
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