Chisos Mountains in Big Bend
The number one picturesque standout spot in Big Bend National Park is the Chisos Mountains. Big Bend is in the Chihuahuan Desert in west Texas along the Rio Grande River. Out of the desert rises the beautiful rugged Chisos peaks. The highest point in the park is Emory Peak at 7,825 feet.
The Chisos Basin is the most popular spot in the park and the best place to begin either a backcountry hiking adventure or a day trip up on top of the Chisos. On top of the Chisos plateau are pine trees and meadows, and cooler temperatures prevail.
Mountains verse desert
The striking difference between the mountains and the desert defines the greatness and uniqueness of Big Bend National Park in my book (or my blog). This is why it is natural to start my Big Bend coverage with a photo essay from the Chisos Mountains. I will also do a photo essay on the desert scenery and also include posts that highlight my three day backpacking adventure through the rugged Big Bend wilderness.
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