Chisos Basin Trailhead

a sidewalk with stonework walls leads toward a metal trailhead sign with mountains in the background
Leave from this trailhead to reach canyons, ridges, and spectacular views.


Quick Facts
near the Chisos Basin parking lot

The Chisos Mountains contain some of the most rewarding day hikes in Big Bend, especially during the summer months when it is too hot to hike at lower elevations in the park. It is not uncommon to see tracks and scat of black bear, mountain lion, and gray fox along Chisos Mountains trails. Carmen white-tail deer, rock squirrels, whiptail lizards, spotted towhees, tufted titmice, and Mexican jays are also common in these mountains.

The following trails depart from this loction:
Pinnacles Trail to Emory Peak Trail, Boot Canyon, Juniper Canyon Trail and Northeast Rim
Laguna Meadow Trail to South Rim and Blue Creek Trail

Big Bend National Park

Last updated: February 22, 2021