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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 lower desert. I love the environment. My review is to help people with a little known problem. The Chisos being volcanic have silica dust flying everywhere, very fine dust. On attempting to... 
    The lower desert. I love the environment. My review is to help people with a little known problem. The Chisos being volcanic have silica dust flying everywhere, very fine dust. On attempting to...  more »
  • While Big Bend has plenty of desert topography, Chisos Basin and Mountains provide the opposite. You get them both all in one park! While staying at Rio Grande Village RV, we took a trip to Chisos....  more
    While Big Bend has plenty of desert topography, Chisos Basin and Mountains provide the opposite. You get them both all in one park! While staying at Rio Grande Village RV, we took a trip to Chisos....  more »
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  • Beautiful landscapes 😉❤️
  • 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

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