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Lajitas & Big Bend Stables - Day Tours

#1 Horse Run, Terlingua, TX 79852
432-371-3064
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Terlingua
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Guided Horseback Trail Rides, hourly, 1/2 day w Lunch, All Days, Overnight camping trips, Big Bend...
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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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 

Tyler, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was a pleasurable ride for my daughter and I. Neither one of us are experienced riders but the trail horses simply follow each other so it's easy. The scenery was great, but unlike the jeep tour we took you don't learn much about the area or the history or anything like that. You pretty much just ride along in... More 

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New York City, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I did the Painted Desert Sunset Ride. It was fun and the staff were professional and pleasant. I would definitely recommend this for most people. Just one thing to keep in mind-if you have some experience with real riding, this isn't for you, as you don't really get to control the horse to do your own things.

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Stow, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We did the four hour ride in the morning in March. Great views, good guides, pretty tame horses, wonderful lunch. Absolutely worth the trip. You will get a little tired if you don't ride much (which I don't) but the trip is worth it.

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We went on the two-hour sunset ride at Big Bend Stables. We were the only two riders on the tour, which made for a very peaceful and enjoyable ride despite the windy weather. Our guide Joe was so friendly and knowledgeable. I really felt like he went out of his way to make sure our ride was special. This was... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This was a lot of fun for our whole family. It's the perfect way to see the mountains. The wranglers are very friendly and knowledgable. The horses are well-trained, great for first timers!

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