Your Big Bend Adventure Connection
Chihuauan Desert Challenge

Desert Sports is Big Bend’s smallest outfitter, and we’ve worked hard to stay that way.  We specialize in guided backcountry trips with a more personal touch and pay attention to the details; you’ll never feel lost in a crowd. Desert Sports has a small but dedicated staff who are passionate about the Big Bend area in Texas. Our trip leaders are all Big Bend veterans, career guides with a special interest in exploring and sharing our corner of the Chihuahuan Desert. Our specialty trips (Mountain Biking, Hiking, and Combo Tours) offer some of the most unique itineraries in both Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. The Rio Grande offers canoeing and rafting trips that explore some of the most amazing canyons in this part of the United States. Desert Sports has the staff and know-how to make your Big Bend trip unforgettable.

Ride one of the area’s many outstanding mountain bike trails, hike into little known areas of Big Bend Ranch State Park, float for a day through the spectacular Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park, or join a 12-day canoe expedition through the Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River. Schedule a guided trip, rent gear, or arrange a shuttle: Desert Sports is your Big Bend Adventure Connection.

Guided Trips – you show up and we take care of the rest!

  • Mountain Bike Trips
    Great trails for expert and novice riders
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  • Canoe/Raft Trips
    Leisurely float or exciting whitewater
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  • Hiking/Camping Trips
    Explore the backcountry up close
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  • Multi-Sport Trips
    Hike, bike and boat on the same trip
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Equipment Rental – for the self-guided experience, let us assist with the details! Rental Info»

  • Mountain Bikes
    Take two wheels and explore the desert
  • Inflatable Kayaks
    Float the Rio Grande in one of our boats
  • Canoes
    Paddle the canyons of the Big Bend

Shuttles – get from here to there in your vehicle or ours! Shuttle Info»

  • River Shuttles
    We know access points and logistics
  • Cycling Shuttles
    Simplify one-way cycling routes
  • Hiking Shuttles
    Need a ride to your trailhead?