Both in one day, see trip report
Added a night on the South Rim to the Outer Mountain Loop. Well worth the extra day of hauling water. Great views, lovely campsite in a pinon-juniper grassland.
Nice views into Mexico and the surrounding desert, was a fairly clear day, seemed like you could see forever from up there.
Beautiful loop hike via the Laguna Meadows/Boot Canyon/Boot Spring/Pinnacles Trails.
Great place to catch sunrise! hike to the SW side for the sunset! :-)
Very nice hike with great views. Some of the trail markings on the Pinnacles Trail back to the basin were not very well marked so bring a map.
My wife & I did this as a dayhike. We would have backpacked in & stayed longer but the idea of carrying more than a days worth of water was anathema to my wife. It was an incredible day though. We took our time and soaked as much in as we could. We saw Carmen Whitetail deer drinking from a stagnant pool in Boot Canyon on the way up and another (an eight-point buck!) off trail near Laguna Meadows. And of course the view along the rim was otherworldly... The High Chisos Mountains are truly special.
day 3 of a 4 day backpack. We kept the mileage low on this beautiful March weekend so we could really meander and take in all the sights of the High Chisos. Laguna Meadows; Southwest Rim till trail closure, then to Boot Canyon to Northeast Rim; back down Boot to Emory Peak trail; scramble to the USGS marker; then down the Pinnacles trail to the car.
Hiked to the South Rim after Emory Peak. Did the loop around the rim which had amazing views. I was impressed with the desolation of the area and was able to see far into Mexico.
Spent a night in SW4 and spent several hours on the rim edge watching the rain clouds come and go. Really great view!
From here, a panorama view of the Outer Mountain Loop was breathtaking!
The best hike in Texas. Had awesome views of it seemed like everything. Boot canyon was also pretty awesome.
Had forgotten this til I saw this listed here at SP. Did this and some other hikes on a biology field trip. Did n't really do a lot of biology but what great hikes!
What an amazing variety of scenery along this loop. Was a bit hazy, so the South Rim views could have been better. Many trees were still in peak fall color, especially through Boot Canyon.
The Laguna Meadow/Boot Canyon/Pinnacles Loop was an eye popping extravaganza of stunning views. But there are some wonderful pockets of nature along the way. An early start meant I caught Laguna Meadows as the sun began streaming through the grassy trail. I encountered a deer between the South and East rim, Boot Creek was running quite fast(this was December but a torrential rain storm hit earlier in the week). A must do, even if you decline the side trip to Emory peak.
Had to hike to south rim to reach all the unnamed 7000 ft. peaks in the park. The views are incredible. I took a break here that turned into a couple hours of sitting back and watching the peregrine falcons- they're fast!
great view and easy hike
Hiked via the Laguna Meadows trail. Wonderful views and so nice to hike down the Pinncales trail without having to hike up it!
Having hiked to the South Rim 3 times without being able to continue on the Southeast Rim Trail, because of peregrine falcon nesting considerations, we finally got our chance in July. We did see two falcons overhead, by the way. It was a spectacular day and you could see way into Mexico. Every century plant that was in bloom had humming birds darting to the flowers. Rock squirrels were also in abundance and we spotted deer, a rabbit, and several snakes and lizards. There was a trickle of water flowing in Boot Canyon as we left the Northeast Rim Trail and headed for the Pinnalces Trail and back to the Basin. The 14.4 miles took about 10 hours at our slack pace. It was only about 85 degrees and we drank pleanty of water.