You have 1 trip in progress. See all
Trip Planner: USA / Texas / Big Bend National Park / Chisos Mountains
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.Using our online itinerary creator, Big Bend National Park attractions like Chisos Mountains can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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.
Chisos Mountains reviews
The heart of Big Bend National Park which is one of the most beautial places on earth. Don't miss taking a good look at the Chihuahuan Desert and if possible walking Lone Mountain trail.
The heart of Big Bend National Park which is one of the most beautial places on earth. Don't miss taking a good look at the Chihuahuan Desert and if possible walking Lone Mountain trail. more »
A beautiful drive into the mountains where everything cools down, its quite amazing. There is a very easy walk to do and the views are superb. There is also a small visitors centre and a little...
A beautiful drive into the mountains where everything cools down, its quite amazing. There is a very easy walk to do and the views are superb. There is also a small visitors centre and a little... more »
One of the best hikes you can go in the big bend. The view was breathtaking. I rate this route as easy to moderate due to it contains some sudden climbs. All ways don’t forget your water bottle. If you are not confident of trying the Emory peak from the first try may be it’s better to try this one first
We hiked the Lost Mine and the Window Trail! Together on the same day, it was quite difficult. For the Lost Mine, it was straight up the mountain on the way up. For the Window, it was inclined the whole way back. So lots of elevation change as a warning. I am so glad we got to see the views from both! The views from the top of the mountain at Lost Mine is GORGEOUS! I see why it’s the most popular trail.
Plan your trip to Big Bend National Park
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.Know more
Popular things to do in Big Bend National Park
Nature in Big Bend National Park
Hidden gems in Big Bend National Park
Side trips from Big Bend National Park
Trails in Big Bend National Park
Nearby attractions in Big Bend National Park
Trips in Chisos Mountains by other users
47 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Big Bend National Park Zion National Park Yellowstone National Park 7 days in Big Bend National Park & Marfa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Big Bend National Park Marfa 24 days in Texas BY A USER FROM BELGIUM Fort Worth Dallas Abilene 9 days in Texas BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Houston Dallas Big Bend National Park 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Big Bend National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park Carlsbad Caverns National Park 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM GERMANY Houston Waco Fort Worth