|Range/Region:||Southwest Basins and Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Nearest major airport:||El Paso|
|Convenient Center:||Terlingua (30 miles), Marathon (100 miles)|
Thanks to Scott Surgent for adding this peak.
The highest peak in Big Bend National Park in West Texas. An excellent trail gains about 2,500 feet in about 3.5 miles through moderate forest cover. Tremendous views all around, right in the heart of the Park. The trail tops out at a ridge. The final portion is a steeper, one mile push to the top along rockier trail, with the final 30 vertical feet requiring easy scrambling up rock. There is minor exposure on this final portion. Total mileage to the summit: 4.5 miles. Fall/Winter/Spring are the best times. Summer is very hot; Fall may have thunderstorms. This trail is part of a huge network of trails in the park. There are many campsites along this route, requiring reservations at the Chisos Basin Ranger Station, at the trailhead.
Thanks to Scott Surgent for this description.