We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Highway 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
Phone Number: +1 432 371 2727
Website
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Desert Sports is an outfitter in Big Bend offering Mountain Bike and River...

Desert Sports is an outfitter in Big Bend offering Mountain Bike and River Tours. We also have mountain bike and canoe rentals. Our Bike shop can help you keep your bike rolling. Come visit for area information!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 13 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
trichick-UK
,
England
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 13: English reviews
Aurora, Ohio
Level Contributor
37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The staff was helpful and informative. They know all the local trails and river conditions. Thank you for making our trip.

Helpful?
Thank jeff g
England
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank trichick-UK
Houston, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
2 Thank Philip W
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Laura Y
Level Contributor
132 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank williamblosser
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank turkita47
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
2 reviews
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 

Helpful?
Thank jonathanpjames10
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
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 

Helpful?
Thank Daniel S
The Woodlands
Level Contributor
165 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
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!

Helpful?
Thank Texans112
Dallas, TX
Level Contributor
82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank MaxConcrete

Travelers who viewed Desert Sports also viewed

 

Been to Desert Sports? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Desert Sports staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?