Backpacking in the Chisos Mountains
Backpackers in the Chisos Mountains can choose from forty-two designated campsites. Some are surrounded by trees deep in Boot Canyon, while others lie in fairly open Laguna Meadow. Some are perched high near the South Rim, while others sit lower and closer to the trailhead. Some sites have spectacular views, while others are more sheltered and protected.
Backcountry Permits are required for all overnight backpacking trips.
No Fires/No Smoking
Pack it in/Pack it out
Bears and Lions
Chisos Mountains Backcountry Campsites
Use this workbook to see pictures and locations of the backcountry campsites.
Did You Know?
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