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Desert Sports

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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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22937 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852-5043
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+1 432-371-2727
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

My son and I rented bikes. Mike and the staff set us up perfectly w nice hardtails and detailed trail recommendations that did not disappoint. They are actively engaged in the local mtb community that keeps trails up and flowing. We had a gas! Must...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 123mcg
DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy that you and your son enjoyed some of the wonderful mountain bike trails in the Big Bend. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 1 November 2018

This was the 18th trip down the Rio Grande for my friend & me, but our first trip not in one of the canyons. We took 9 days so we could have many layover days if we desired. The openness of the landscape was striking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hello Fran! We are so glad that you experienced the Great Unknown. Thank you for describing its beauty. Cheers to your 18th trip, and here's to many more!

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Everything from booking to the actual tour went so smoothly! Desert Sports responded to our initial inquiry quickly and everyone I spoke to on the phone when hammering out the details was pleasant and professional. We booked well in advance and were told we may...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Seth L
DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you, Seth, for sharing your thoughts! It is great that you enjoyed the beauty of Santa Elena Canyon with Matthew as your guide. We look forward to seeing you in the Big Bend in the future. All the best!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

We decided to do a mountain bike tour at the last minute, and Desert Sports did a great job accommodating us. Zach was a wonderful guide. My husband and I are at different skill levels, and he made sure to accommodate both of us. Our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

We are so glad that you enjoyed your mountain bike tour with Zach! We will let him know. We hope that the rest of your Big Bend visit was wonderful. We look forward to seeing you again! Thank you!!

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have hired Desert Sports for more than a decade for river trips through Santa Elena canyon and mountain bike trips in the Big Bend area. The owner Mike and his team are expert guides with a vast amount of knowledge of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you very much for the recommendation, Jeffrey! It is wonderful that you and your wife share the love and respect for the area. We truly look forward to helping with your future visits to the Big Bend. I will pass your message to Mike!...More

Reviewed 25 May 2018

My son and I spent a day on the Rio Grande with a very interesting and knowledgeable guide. It met all our expectations and I highly recommend. They were very helpful.

Date of experience: May 2018
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DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Thank you, Eric! We are happy that you experienced a good day on the river with Matthew.. We hope that you and your son enjoyed the rest of your stay in the Big Bend. Safe travels!

Reviewed 24 April 2018

Our guide, Zach, was absolutely phenomenal! His knowledge of the park, its history and geology were so informative. Very easy going, yet he kept us on task and always emphasized safety and teamwork. His ability to engage with all members of our party, made everyone...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you, Mary Ellen! Zach is phenomenal, and we are very happy that you had a great day in Santa Elena Canyon. We hope the rest of your visit to Big Bend was as nice as your day on the river, and we really hope...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018

...river guides, local historians, nature enthusiasts and chefs for our 2-day trip of a lifetime through the stunning Rio Grande Meriscal Canyon. Wouldn't have changed a thing.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LMCinTO
DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

That is wonderful to hear! We will share your kind word with Matthew and Zach. We love the Big Bend and we hope you will come visit us again. All the best!!

Reviewed 26 February 2018

The Rio Grande has plenty of bells and whistles to make an excursion exciting. Our family of four had spent a modest amount of time in canoes and kayaks but lacked the experience to navigate the big river alone. We hired Desert Sports guides Matthew...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hello to the Shirley Family! We are so pleased that you had a wonderful river trip. Billy and Matthew are fantastic guides, and we are thrilled to have them as part of the Desert Sports family. Thank you for your lovely trip description and review....More

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

My Wife, my mom, her boyfriend and myself went on the rafting trip through Santa Elena canyon. This was during August which was the monsoon season and we got some pretty high waters but nothing too crazy. There were vibrant greens along some of the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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DesertSports, General Manager at Desert Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review! We think Matt is exceptional (and funny), too! We are happy that you had a fantastic time on the river, and we hope to see you in the Big Bend in the future. All the best!

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Don A
3 May 2017|
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Response from DesertSports | Property representative |
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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