Chisos Backpacking and Window Trail Open
Contact: David Elkowitz, 432-477-1108
The Big Bend National Park Superintendent has lifted the temporary closure of all High Chisos backpacking campsites, including dispersed (zone) camping in the Blue Creek and Lower Juniper Zones. Full use, both daytime and overnight, of the Chisos high country is now re-opened and available. The Window Trail has also been re-opened at this time.
The closures were due to the extreme fire danger in the park and especially in the high country of the
Additional care should be exercised when in the
Park Superintendent Bill Wellman said, “We are relieved to see rain throughout many areas of the park and especially in the High Chisos Mountains and Basin area. The rain will reduce the fire danger and be particularly helpful to wildlife and park resources after a prolonged dry period.”
Did You Know?
Ward Mountain (6,925'/2,111m), which forms the southern boundary of "The Window" is named for Johnnie Ward, a cowboy who worked for the G4 ranch in the Big Bend area in the mid-1880s.