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Address: #1 Horse Run, Terlingua, TX 79852
Phone Number: 432-371-3064
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Description: Guided Horseback Trail Rides, hourly, 1/2 day w Lunch, All Days, Overnight...
Guided Horseback Trail Rides, hourly, 1/2 day w Lunch, All Days, Overnight camping trips, Big Bend Natl' & State Park. 28+ years in operation.
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True Big Bend Adventure

We booked a 1/2 day ride for our Spring Break vacation. We were traveling with 4 adults and 1 tween. We had 3 beginner riders, 1 novice and me. Riding was my passion before I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Paguirre14
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Katy Rybackie, Poland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The people were very friendly, but we were very disappointed with our Sunset Ride. The trail was in a relatively ugly and trashed area behind the stables and we ended the trail before sunset.

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lajitasstables, Guest Relations Manager at Lajitas & Big Bend Stables - Day Tours, responded to this review

WE are truly saddened by your disappointment. The Big Bend Stables riding area can be a lot of fun for most and offers a horseback riding experience with professional and well trained wranglers and mounts. This acreage is not pristine "Park" lands and does, at times, fall short of some expectations. The Stables does offer riding at our Lajitas Stables... More 

Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We booked a 1/2 day ride for our Spring Break vacation. We were traveling with 4 adults and 1 tween. We had 3 beginner riders, 1 novice and me. Riding was my passion before I became a mom. The guide, Adrianne, was great. She was knowledgeable and likable. Our horses were bomb proof and trustworthy even when we were caught... More 

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lajitasstables, Guest Relations Manager at Lajitas & Big Bend Stables - Day Tours, responded to this review

Sounds like a great day with great people! We are excited that your group had such an impressive experience. Adrienne the "BEST"! As a matter of fact, we are honored to have a full crew of well trained wranglers and outdoors men and women. Many folks road off into weather this March and as far as we can tell, all... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you only have a few hours, taking in tje area by horseback riding is rime well spent. Really enjoyed our two hour ride out into the desert

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lajitasstables, Guest Relations Manager at Lajitas & Big Bend Stables - Day Tours, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your ride! Thank you for visiting us and for your review! Looking forward to your next ride with us here at Big Bend*Lajitas Stables. More 

Bossier City, Louisiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I did the 3 day/2 night trip with Lajitas Stables between Christmas and New Year's 2014/2015. The 1st day we were a group of 5 and days 2 and 3 we were a group of 3 with Janell as our guide. I found the company to be very accommodating and flexible. The horses were a good fit for each person... More 

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lajitasstables, Front Office Manager at Lajitas & Big Bend Stables - Day Tours, responded to this review

Teresa, you have a flair with words! We really appreciate you sharing your experience with the public and with us. We look forward to your return and the chance to show you more of the Big Bend Country side. More 

Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We read about these guys in their little pamphlet on the welcome rack at the State Park. We were hopping to go on our anniversary, but when I called the lady I spoke with recommended that we wait a day for better weather. We did and our ride was amazing! Truth be told I was concerned that this would be... More 

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lajitasstables, Front Office Manager at Lajitas & Big Bend Stables - Day Tours, responded to this review

Well, you folks really were brave to tough out that weather! Thanks for hanging in there with us. Seems the beauty of Big Bend simply eliminates the chill in the air some days! Glad you enjoyed your ride and we look forward to your return! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Although this review is not about the stables and day tours which are nice. this is about the highway (actually FM 170) between Presidio and Lajitas. the drive actually began in Marfa Texas. take hwy 67 to Presidio, next go to FM 170 East to Lajitas. The route begins fairly rolling with desert type hills, after the small town of... More 

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lajitasstables, Public Relations Manager at Lajitas & Big Bend Stables - Day Tours, responded to this review

We love sharing the many attractions to the Big Bend Country along with a true western horseback trail ride at one of our two Stables here. FM 170, following the Rio Grande river from Presidio to the front doorstep of our Lajitas Stables has been ranked one of the top 10 scenic drives in North America; it is #1 to... More 

Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have you seen a polyglot cowboy before?:)Well, our guide John spoke Chinese and German!:)I was impressed. He also played ukulele and brought a nice lunch (salad and chicken). Karl (another guide) was very attentive and checking on everyone making sure we are safe and comfortable. I will do a day-long tour next time.

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lajitasstables, Guest Relations Manager at Lajitas & Big Bend Stables - Day Tours, responded to this review

We look forward to your upcoming "All Day" ride with Big Bend*Lajitas Stables! John (a.k.a./Joe) is true jewel and great asset to our staff. & Karl (a.k.a./Carl) has been raised in this business and loves watching after our guests. We are very proud of our wranglers and hope you get to meet many more of our talented and caring staff! More 

San Antonio, Texas, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My husband and I were originally booked to ride at the Big Bend Stables, but due to the rain and mud, the owner contacted us to schedule us here. It was a bit further to travel, but so worth it. Our guide, Josh, was informative and an all around wonderful person. We did the 3 hour ride and traveled and... More 

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lajitasstables, Guest Relations Manager at Lajitas & Big Bend Stables - Day Tours, responded to this review

We always appreciate when our guests are willing to be flexible, particularly when it comes to safety! The advantage of having two (2) areas to ride Horseback in the Big Bend area is not only the different terrain, but also the different experiences visitors can absorb. We really look forward to your return! More 

Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Saddle Paddle tour was an amazing experience for our family. First we spent the morning at Lajitas Stables where we saddled up for a great adventure. Janelle was wonderful and full of knowledge. My 12 yr old could not get enough about the plants and animals in the area. Lunch was wonderful and a pleasant surprise with the spread... More 

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lajitasstables, Manager at Lajitas & Big Bend Stables - Day Tours, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your horseback ride and Wrangler. And we're especially proud to work with the professional river outfitters! Come see us again real soon. Happy Trails! More 

Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
11 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The nice people and happy horses at the stables cannot make you overlook the terrible condition the environment is outside the national park. Butts, beer cans and lots of other human debris is mostly visible for the first hour of the ride. Four-wheeler tracks everywhere further reduce the natural aspect of the ride. One asks himself why would people mess... More 

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lajitasstables, Owner at Lajitas & Big Bend Stables - Day Tours, responded to this review

We regret that you had a disappointing experience at our Big Bend Stables. We would like to explain that the horseback riding from the Big Bend Stable passes through remnants of human history for interpretive enjoyment and would not be defined as a ‘wilderness’ by any measure. What the Old Quicksilver Mine Tour does share is a glimpse into a... More 

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