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Desert Sports

Terlingua, TX, USA
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About Desert Sports
Desert Sports is an outfitter in Big Bend offering Mountain Bike and River Tours. We will not be keeping regular hours for the month of June 2021. Please check back with us starting July 1st to get an update on trail and river conditions! Thank you to all our wonderful visitors that made this last challenging season GREAT!!
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Gregory H wrote a review Aug 2021
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We had approached Desert Sports with a specific trip in mind , and they were very transparent about options available, and the weather and water conditions needed for each . The river canyon trip they were able to offer us was breathtaking in it’s beauty, and natural history ,was within our novice experience and ability level , and very relaxing , or maybe the word is soothing . I can’t say enough about the professionalism , organization and the updates offered by Crystal in organizing our adventure; much appreciated! However , I would like to single out how much we appreciated our guide Billy . If one could combine the best aspects of an amazing “ Field” teacher , oral historian , river guide , and Sheppard in the most literal sense ; and then put these skills in a person who exuded the non-intimidating approachability of someone like Mr. Fred Rogers in the best sense , that was our experience with Billy . I would recommend this outfitter to any interested party without reservation; but would go farther and say that Desert Sports is a wonderful opportunity for novice and inexperienced adventurers. In closing , I’d like to point out , that a portion of my reservation fee was refunded per their policy. But the truth is , that I probably wouldn’t have noticed ,nor asked , if not for their transparency, and lovely business ethics. Frankly, the trip would have been more than worth the original price . We hope to return to the Big Bend area when possible; and Desert Sports has earned the right to be our first option for Outdoor outfitters in the area . Thank you !
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for this wonderful review! We hope that this experience will encourage you to explore the many canyons in the Big Bend and other beautiful rivers throughout the world. We will make sure that Billy sees your glowing response to his guiding expertise. All the best to you in your travels!
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Bharath P wrote a review Jul 2021
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It was truly an adventure for us and Billy and Desert Sports team were very helpful all along and made our visit worthwhile. We took the half day trip as it was first time and the team were very accommodating of our needs. Definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports
Responded 10 Aug 2021
It is great to hear that you had a good adventure with Billy. We hope you will try another canyon trip in the future! All the best!
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Sara B wrote a review May 2021
Conroe, Texas31 contributions9 helpful votes
What a wonderful day we had canoeing down the Rio Grande with our guide. He made sure we could navigate the rapids safely and even got out of his canoe to help us get through safely. He was so knowledgable too! I would definitely recommend Desert Sports for any of your sporting Big Bend needs! At the end we ended up staying in the park for a picnic lunch and some hiking on our own.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports
Responded 31 May 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review! We will share your words with your guide, Zach! Come visit us again. Cheers!
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Family H wrote a review May 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The guide was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We are a family of 5 and had our own guide for the entire tour. We had a wonderful experience.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports
Responded 31 May 2021
We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience! We hope to see you in the Big Bend again!
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Anna R wrote a review May 2021
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We had a great time on our canoe trip! It was beautiful and relaxing. The instructions emailed ahead of time were very clear and helpful. The pick up and drop off were smooth. Zach, our guide, was experienced and knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports
Responded 31 May 2021
We thank you for your review, and it is great to hear that you had a great time with Zach! Take good care!
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