One of the better hikes in Big Bend

From the trailhead you can see where you'll be later in the day. Up there.
User: Austin Explorer - 10/14/2001

Location: Big Bend - Lost Mine Trail

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 4.70 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 18 minutes


This was the first of many hikes we did in Big Bend and it's one of the best for a relatively simple day hike.  The rewarding views at the end of trail were obviously a hit with the other hikers on the trail, of which they were many.

Log Photos
Starting point
Trail View
Trail View
Juniper Canyon
Chisos Basin
Near the top
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