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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 10 Attractions in Terlingua
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Description: Guided Horseback Trail Rides, hourly, 1/2 day w Lunch, All Days, Overnight camping trips, Big Bend Natl' & State Park. 25+ years in operation.
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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Austin, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Tyler, TX
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7 reviews 7 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

We went on a two hour ride. Calm, steady horses. Great, friendly trail guides, pretty views. We got started late so without saying a word the guides extended the ride to make up for it. Joe (one of the guides) even serenaded us with his ukulele songs.

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Cuero
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were "walk-ins" at Big Bend Stables and the kids were so excited they had enough spots for an afternoon ride over at their Lajitas Stables location. After we booked the ride, we drove over to the Terlingua Ghost Town and after 30 minutes or less went back to our vehicle to find we had picked up a screw in... More

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Plano, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We did the Saddle and Paddle package on Saturday 12/28/13 and absolutely enjoyed it. The first half of the day was the horseback ride in the State park. Our guides, Janelle and Carl, were excellent. We rode up into the mountains and got great views of the Rio Grande and the Sierra del Carmen mountains and canyons. The lunch was... More

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