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Address: 22937 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852-5043
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Desert Sports is an outfitter in Big Bend offering Mountain Bike and River...

Desert Sports is an outfitter in Big Bend offering Mountain Bike and River Tours. We also have mountain bike and canoe rentals. Our Bike shop can help you keep your bike rolling. Come visit for area information!

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Wonderful can trip

We had a great day at the Rio Grande. Our guide Matthew ensured that we had an interesting and relaxing day downstream Rio Grande. There was time to swim in the warm river which... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day at the Rio Grande. Our guide Matthew ensured that we had an interesting and relaxing day downstream Rio Grande. There was time to swim in the warm river which seemed quite clean. Matthew prepared a good lunch and told os a lot about the landscape, plants and animals and was always ready for a joke.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Our two families with teens had a great day trip canoeing to the hot springs of Big Bend NP. Our guides, Billy and Matthew, were excellent leaders. Knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, caring and funny. Desert Sports made it easy to sign up in advance for a busy spring break week. We hope to be back soon!

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Thank go2bedlam
DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for your river trip! We are so happy that you had a good time. We will pass the word on to Billy and Matthew! We hope to see you for your next Big Bend adventure. More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We did the two day one night santa Elena canyon canoe trip - you are in great hands with this outfitter - super nice people - everything went smoothly - wonderful guide - scenery was gorgeous - lush and lots of cool shade - weather was perfect - quite a bit of pulling the boat upstream but if you are... More 

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DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this review

Thank you, Carol, for choosing Desert Sports. Santa Elena is a beautiful place, and we are happy that you enjoyed your overnight trip in the canyon. We hope to see you in the future! More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

From the guides to the front desk, we met professional, caring and experience people who made us feel at home in an incredible and remote environment. We'll definitely be back, thanks for the expertise and hospitality!

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DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this review

Thank YOU, Ryan! We love exploring the desert on our mountain bikes, and we hope to see you on your next trip to the Big Bend! Cheers! More 

Fort Davis, Texas
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91 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Matthew was a great guide, full of interesting bits of science and history. He did a great job of making us comfortable in our canoe on the river, and picking wonderful campsites. Food was plentiful and tasty. The folks at the main shop were super friendly and helpful in setting up our trip. We wanted specific dates, and they were... More 

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DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Patricia! We are so happy that everything aligned for your river trip. We'll pass this on to Matthew, and we agree that he is a great guide. We hope to see you again in the Big Bend! All the best! More 

Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I visited Terlingua for a few days looking to do some mountain biking. Mike at Desert Sports was fantastic. I called him in advance and he provided great advice and when I got into Terlingua, I dropped by the store and he again was very helpful with trail suggestions and copies of maps. Couldn't ask for more. Seems he is... More 

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DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Mike is a class act, but we'll keep that a secret ; ). He loves mountain biking and dedicates much of his time to the Big Bend Trails Alliance. We hope you enjoyed riding in the desert as much as we do. Take care! More 

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had to last minute find sleeping bags for our Big Bend trip, and Desert Sports had a wonderfully simple, affordable rental process. Their shop is very cool and they really seem like they know what they are doing! Would love to come back one day and do a trip through them.

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Thank Mitch L
DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this review

We look forward to seeing you on your next visit, Mitch! Thank you!! More 

Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

None of the Youtubes do justice to the majesty of cliffs rising to 1500 feet to tower over your raft. Four of us went in early November and had just over the 500 cubic feet per second needed for the rafts (you can check the flow rate on the American Whitewater web page). Our guides Bobsky and Matthew were great... More 

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Thank DanaB46
DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your river trip with Bobski and Matthew! Santa Elena is one of our favorite canyon trips! We are glad the Paco pads helped you get a good night's sleep. Not only are they comfy, but they are very durable, too. We hope to see you in the beautiful Big Bend in the future.... More 

Pensacola, Florida
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77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I booked a three day trip through the Boquillas Canyon with Desert Sports and the scenery, the guide, the food, and the experience was worth every penny. We started the trip from the Big Bend National Park's Rio Grande Village river access and three days later we were picked up at the La Linda area just past the Hallie Stillwell... More 

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Thank Rico R
DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your river trip through Boquillas Canyon! We make an extra effort to take care of the river and the desert, and we appreciate your acknowledgement. I will pass the word on to your guide, Matt, and we hope to see you back on the river! All the best! More 

Spring, Texas
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Do you want the experience of a lifetime? Then book a rafting trip down the Rio Grande with Desert Sports! We put in near Lajitas, and exited at the Santa Elena River Canyon: a spectacular gorge with walls towering fifteen feet above us. We got lucky in that the area had a significant amount of rain in the previous days... More 

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DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this review

Thank you, Anne, for the sharing your thoughts! Santa Elena is one of our favorite canyons, and we are so glad that you and your group were able to experience the beauty of this spectacular canyon. We will share your post with Matt and Zach! All the best to you! More 

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