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Desert Sports

22937 Fm 170, Terlingua, TX 79852-5043
+1 432-371-2727
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Great Trip with Family

My Wife, my mom, her boyfriend and myself went on the rafting trip through Santa Elena canyon. This... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
kolton g
via mobile
Amazing river tour with Desert Sports!

We had a perfect day on the Santa Elena Canyon river tour--thanks to Desert Sports! We were greeted... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Nicole B
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Desert Sports will be closed for the month of June 2017! 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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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22937 Fm 170, Terlingua, TX 79852-5043
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My Wife, my mom, her boyfriend and myself went on the rafting trip through Santa Elena canyon. This was during August which was the monsoon season and we got some pretty high waters but nothing too crazy. There were vibrant greens along some of the...More

Thank kolton g
DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your review! We think Matt is exceptional (and funny), too! We are happy that you had a fantastic time on the river, and we hope to see you in the Big Bend in the future. All the best!

Reviewed 21 August 2017

We had a perfect day on the Santa Elena Canyon river tour--thanks to Desert Sports! We were greeted by a friendly dog and DS owner Mike who set us off with dry bags, water bottles and good cheer. We were paired with the coolest guide...More

Thank Nicole B
DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Yay! We are so glad that you had a great day with Matthew! His love for the Big Bend is contagious. We hope to see you on the river on your next trip! Cheers!

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Our one-day, family raft trip of Colorado Canyon was a huge success thanks to Desert Sports and our guide, Billy. The river was up due to monsoon rains, so Billy extended the trip by two extra canyons. A couple of side hikes and a fantastic...More

Thank DustbowlinDaddy
DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

We are so happy that your family had a wonderful river trip on the Rio Grande of the Big Bend! Billy knows how to make a trip special. We hope you can return for a multi-day trip through one of the other spectacular canyons. All...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 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...More

Thank varlose
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...More

Thank go2bedlam
DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

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.

Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank carol b
DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

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!

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!

Thank Ryan C
DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

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!

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...More

Thank Patricia R
DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

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!

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...More

Thank n s
DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Mitch L
DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

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

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Don A
3 May 2017|
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Response from DesertSports | Property representative |
Hello Don! Desert Sports is closed for the month of June. If you travel to the Big Bend at another time, please check out our website or give us a call for trip descriptions and prices. Thank you!
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