Window View Trail

A paved trail and metal exhibit sign overlook a low basin surrounded by mountains.
View down to the Window


Quick Facts
near the Chisos Basin parking lot

Benches/Seating, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trailhead, Wheelchair Accessible

Distance of Loop: 0.3 mile (0.5 km)
Elevation Change: 50 feet (15 meters)
Average Hiking Time: 30 minutes

This easy, relaxing trail circles a low hill with excellent views of the moutain peaks surrounding the Chisos Basin, and a view through the window. Benches along the trail offer a place to sit and enjoy a classic Big Bend sunset.

Dogs and other pets are not allowed on any trails in the park.


The Window View trail is paved and wheelchair accessible. It slopes gently downward to the end of the loop before returning back up to the start.
The trail begins from the paved parking lot near the Chisos Mountains Lodge and Chisos Basin Visitor Center.


Big Bend National Park

Last updated: April 5, 2021