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Address: 22937 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
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+1 432-371-2727
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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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EXCELLENT!! Full service, everything included

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Patricia R
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Fort Davis, Texas
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Fort Davis, Texas
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90 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank annezehnder
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 

Aurora, Ohio
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

The staff was helpful and informative. They know all the local trails and river conditions. Thank you for making our trip.

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Thank jeff g
DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this review

Thank you, Jeff! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Big Bend! More 

England
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We had brought our own Mountain bikes to the US to get some winter riding adventures in. We went into Desert Sports and they helped us pick a couple of rides, provided some maps and very useful insider knowledge to riding in the area, both technical tips and navigational hints. We also hired a Canadian for a day and they... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We did the all-day float trip of Colorado Canyon on the Rio Grande and it was spectacular!! Travel time to put-in point was 45 minutes and the drive itself getting there was most scenic.......beautiful country! Hawks, quail, etc. along the way through Big Bend Ranch State Park. Our guide Rebecca was totally cool and a pleasure to be with. She... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

We did an overnight canoe trip through Temple Canyon for our girls weekend this May (Mother and 3 adult daughters). From the first phone call to schedule the trip to the ride back in the shuttle, Desert Sports was fantastic and went above and beyond. Our guide was enthusiastic, easy going, safe, and knowledgeable and made the experience incredible. We... More 

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