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Chisos Mountains, Big Bend National Park

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The Chisos Mountains, also known as the Chisos, are a mountain range located in the Big Bend area of the Trans-Pecos region of Texas, United States. The mountain system covers 40 square miles (104 square km) and is contained entirely within the boundaries of Big Bend National Park, making it the only mountain range in the United States fully contained within a national park. The Chisos Mountains are the southernmost mountain range in the mainland United States.

The Chisos Mountains were created by volcanic activity during the Eocene Epoch 35-44 million years ago.
The highest point in the Chisos Mountain range is Emory Peak at 7,825 ft (2,385 m) above sea level.
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  • The Chisos are beautiful both up close and from a distance. We spent part of the day there and just did a few short trails near the campground. The Window View Trail is a must and it's also paved...  more »
  • There is unparalleled beauty up here in the Chisos Mountains. We stayed in the Chisos Mountain Lodge. There are numerous trails leaving from a single point in the Chisos Basin with a visitor’s center....  more »
  • As a kid my parents would take us on vacations in Big Bend almost every summer. The hiking trails, Santa Elena Canyon, and Boquillas Canyon we're beautiful. We always stayed in the Basin in the camping area, either in tents or travel trailer. The memories have stayed with me and would love to go back again soon.
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