Reviewed by Attila on July 21, 2013
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Laguna Meadows Trail from the Chisos Basin into the Chisos Mtns is a good hike. Go early in the morning as it will get hot: may not as hot as down in the flatland's of Big Bend, but it will be hot. A good day hike. Fantastic views.
Late spring through early fall there is a chance to see the Colima Warbler. The top of the Chisos Mtns is the place to see it. You might get a chance to see a Colima Warbler in the Sacramento Mtns of Southern New Mexico, but the best place is the Chisos Mtns. Birders from all over the world come to Big Bend Nat. Park for some world class birding. Colima Warbler is just one of many, although it is a specialty bird of Big Bend.
Trail is pretty rough, and there is a good chance of seeing bear(s), and even possibly mountain lion though I wouldn't count on see the lion. There will be lots of bear scat and sign, and you'll probably see bear.
Take care the trail is rough. I shattered my arm coming down a couple of years ago. Watch your step and beware of loose rocks and scree. Also, remember to take plenty of water. Dehydration is a concern in Big Bend, especially in the summer: it is that hot down there.
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