Let’s Go Backpacking!
There are 42 designated backpacking campsites divided into 14 campsite areas along the trail system in the High Chisos Mountains. All campsites are accessible only by foot. You must be prepared and equipped to backpack. Distances vary from one to eight miles each way. A backcountry permit is required and will indicate your specific campsite for each night.
What does a designated campsite have?
Each designated campsite in the High Chisos offers the following ammenities:
Composting Vault Toilets
There are several composting vault toilets along the Chisos Mountains Trail System (see map). Please use these to reduce impact on the environment.
What do the designated campsites look like?Big Bend's Chisos Backpacking/Camping Guidebook provides a wealth of information to help you plan your adventure, and details of each designated backcountry campsite along the High Chisos trails system.
Last updated: August 15, 2023