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Address: Highway 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
Phone Number: 432-371-2727
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Company provides canoe and raft trips on the Rio Grande River, guided...

Company provides canoe and raft trips on the Rio Grande River, guided hiking, mountain biking and camping trips. Used them in early April for a 4 day trip through Mariscal Canyon on the Rio Grande. Our Guide Zach was very experenced, personable and knowledgable. Really surprised they are not already on the Trip Advisor site. Hope to get them added so I can write a review.

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Brilliant outfit.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 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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Thank trichick-UK
Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 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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Thank Philip W
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 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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Thank Laura Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We took a canoe trip with Desert Sports down the Rio Grand. Our guides, Rebecca and Tim, were extremely competent, cheerful and informative. The food was excellent. The equipment they provided was all in good shape. It couldn't have been a better trip.

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Thank williamblosser
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We did a private 5 hour mountain bike tour on the lajitas loop with Jeff at Desert Sports and it was fantastic! Desert Sports actually made & maintain a lot of the trails around the lajitas property and they did a fantastic job. My partner was a first time mountain biker and this loop was perfect. Bikes are really good... More 

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Thank turkita47
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I cannot say enough good things about these people at Desert Sports!!! The owner, Crystal, Annie, Mark, and every other person we met (including the dog Rubia) was such a great help! Everyone was honest, caring and definitely treated us like family. You can tell these people want you to truly have the best experience and enjoy the beauty of... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

For over 14 years Desert Sports has provided outstanding service to our students on our annual guided river trips to Big Bend National Park. They put safety first, have a low impact and conservation ethic, and really work hard to help people discover the borderlands country. The Desert Sports staff are respectful and engaged with the people on both sides... More 

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Thank Daniel S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We rented 3 mountain bikes for one day. They were excellent quality (Specialized and Kona) and came with helmets, water bottles, and supplies for a flat. Great service and recommendations for nearby trails. We road the #3 trail at Lajitas Airport and East Contraband Trail at Big Bend State Park. Friendly staff and a building with "character". HIghly recommend!

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Thank Texans112
Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I rented a mountain bike. Service was good, the safety briefing was comprehensive and the bike was a high-quality unit.

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Thank MaxConcrete
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Great trip on old River Road Great History lesson. Knows a lot about the area.Loved the old mine. Wonderfully trip. Don Staton is great to spend the day with. Nice vehicle. keep up the great job Don Staton.

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