Mountain Bike and Boat Rentals

Have a good trip!

Desert Sports rental equipment is top-notch, and we include some extras that help you have a safe adventure – not a misadventure.

Mountain Bike Rentals

Desert Sports is your mountain bike headquarters in Big Bend. We know where to ride and have maps to help you on your trail discovery. Bring your own accessories if you like. Some folks like the comfort of their own helmet, saddle, shoes and clipless pedals. We’ll make the necessary changes to your rental bike.

Need extra tubes or help with a loose spoke? We have a stock of basic supplies with a few oddities. Our bike mechanics will get you rolling.

Item Rates Notes
Bike Rental $50/day; $225 for 5 days; $30 each day after 5 days Bike rentals include a helmet and everything to fix a flat.

Boat Rentals

Desert Sports’ rental fleet includes canoes and inflatable kayaks. Life jackets and paddles are included with each rental. A patch kit and pump are provided with all inflatable boats.

Miscellaneous rental items for your river trip include life jackets, paddles, portable toilets (or buy the bag system, Restop, from us), fire pans and other items to make your trip more enjoyable. We can help with your self-guided trip logistics by providing information on river conditions, permit requirements, possible campsites, access fees and other updates. We keep a supply of river maps and guide books for sale here at our shop.

Before setting off on a river trip in Big Bend National Park, or on the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, you should familiarize yourself with the Park Services’ rules and regulations for river use.

Item Rates Notes
Canoe Rental $75 for day 1; $60 each additional day;
$45 each additional day after 7 days
All boat rentals include life jackets and paddles.
Inflatable Kayak Rental 1-person kayak $65/day
2-person kayak $75/day
Inflatables also include a patch kit and pump.