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Desert Sports

Terlingua, TX, USA
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About Desert Sports
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!
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

Despite the low water in late July, Billy and the team at Desert Sports got us on the river for a half-day canoe trip and then a short hike to Closed Canyon. It was a great introduction to the Big Bend area and we hope...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank otalley
DesertSports, Front Office Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Yay! We are so glad that you had a great half-day with Billy! We look forward to seeing you again in the Big Bend. Thank you for choosing Desert Sports for your adventure!

Reviewed July 20, 2019

We asked the locals who they would go for a canoe or rafting trip and Desert Sports was the answer without hesitation. They were right! Our guide, Billy, was excellent for our entire family and had great knowledge of the natural history as well as...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Yay! We are so glad that you and your family had a great day on the river with Billy. We will pass the word on to him. We look forward to your next visit to the Big Bend!

Reviewed April 28, 2019

This was an amazing adventure. Four days in canoes through amazing scenery in great company. Our group of six people, three couples, with beginner to intermediate canoe handling skills, had a blast. The two Desert Sports guides, Billy and Bobski, were totally organized, well informed,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

Our Guides Billy and Boski led us us on a outstanding canoe trip down the river. Every detail was attended to. Picture postcard canyon campsites with creative and hearty menus. If you are putting together a family trip or a small group experience these are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dan H M
DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2019

Thank you, Dan, for your kind thoughts. We are so happy that you had a great adventure with Billy and Bobski! We love Boquillas Canyon, and we are glad that you enjoyed the trip. We hope to see you in the Big Bend on your...More

Reviewed April 2, 2019

We used Desert Sports to rent a canoe for a 4-day trip on the Rio last week. The entire process was a breeze; they were a dream to deal with over the phone and in person. We also hired them to shuttle us to the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Thank you very much! We'll pass the word to Jim. Hope to see you on your next Big Bend visit! Cheers!

Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

Me and a couple friends rented 2 canoes for a 4 day river trip in Big Bend. Desert Sports were great and gave us a ton of tips for the river. The boats were in great shape and they had everything we needed. We also...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2019

Thank you! We are happy to hear that the rental and shuttle worked well for you. We look forward to your next Big Bend visit!

Reviewed March 28, 2019

Amazing trip. Great outfitter and great guide. Went on three day river trip with brother and seven year old son. There was some weather coming in so the trip was cut almost in half. Didn't matter - the river trip was still amazing and the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2019

Thank you very much for joining us on a Big Bend adventure! We will pass on your amazing review to the guides. We hope you will join Desert Sports again to explore the other half of your river trip plus many more miles of the...More

Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

These people are both incredibly nice and knowledgable. I would not hesitate to book through Desert Sports. They don't get any nicer than Mike.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JaimeMexico
DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Thank you very much! We are glad we were able to help you out. We think Mike is nice, too!

Reviewed January 31, 2019

Desert Sports made our trip to the Big Bend area great. Mike provided valuable guidance via phone when I was planning the trip; Desert Sports seems to be the most flexible outfitter in terms of planning your trips and willing to customize for your group....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

We were so happy to help you plan your trip! It is great that you were able to explore the Big Bend through mountain biking AND canoeing. We will share your kind words with Billy, and we hope that when your family is ready to...More

Reviewed January 7, 2019

We went canoeing to the hot springs, which were awesome. Zach and Bobski were very nice and helpful. You should definitely wear layers (down to shorts and a t-shirt) and bring sunscreen on this trip, even though the day starts out cold. Our multi-generational family...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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DesertSports, Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Thank you very much! It is great to see multi-generations of family having a good time on the river together. We appreciate that you shared the advice to wear layers...the weather conditions have a wide range here. We hope to see you in the Big...More

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Don A
May 2, 2017|
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Hello Don! Desert Sports is closed for the month of June. If you travel to the Big Bend at another time, please check out our website or give us a call for trip descriptions and prices. Thank you!
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