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Window View Professional Review and Guide
"This easy, paved walk winds through a mountain grassland to a spectacular view of the Window. The pinyon pine, juniper, and oak passed along the way once extended across the desert and down to the Rio Grande. Climatic changes during the last 15,000 years caused the area to become warmer and drier, leaving forests only at higher elevations, where they can still survive because of additional moisture and cooler temperatures found there."
--Laurence Parent, Hiking Big Bend National Park (Falcon Guides).
The first 1/2 of the trail on the way out is ok. Nothing to special. Make sure to start at the actual trail entrance (not the one at the visitor center--5 spots at the real entrance so get there early) but once you get to the Window it is pretty cool. Don't get too close to the edge though..
Easy, short paved trail to an outstanding view. I never miss the opportunity to take sunrise and sunset pictures from the Window View.
The Window View is a must see if you like great views. It's downhill to the view and back uphill to where you started, but it's not to difficult.
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