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Desert Sports

22937 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852-5043
+1 432-371-2727
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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... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
varlose
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Canoe trip to Rio Grande Hot Springs

Our two families with teens had a great day trip canoeing to the hot springs of Big Bend NP. Our... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
go2bedlam
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Dallas, Texas
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22937 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852-5043
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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

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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 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.

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 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!

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 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!

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 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!

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 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...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 review

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

Reviewed 18 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...More

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...More

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...More

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...More

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...More

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!...More

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Don A
would like pricing on you various trips for middle of june.
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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