Multisport Outfitters in Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend River Tours. Exploring the Rio Grande is this outfitter's specialty. Custom tours can be half a day up to three weeks and include rafting, canoeing, and hiking and horseback trips combined with a river float. Rafting tours include gourmet or music themes. FM 170, Terlingua, TX, 79852. 800/545–4240 or 432/371–3033. www.bigbendrivertours.com.
Desert Sports. From rentals—mountain bikes, boats, rafts, and inflatable kayaks—to experienced guides for mountain-bike touring, boating, and hiking, this outfitter has it covered. The company prides itself on its small size and personal touch. 432/371–2727 or 888/989–6900. www.desertsportstx.com.
Far Flung Outdoor Center. Call these pros for personalized nature, historical, and geological trips via rafts, ATVs, and 4X4s. Trips include gourmet rafting tours with cheese and wine served on checkered tablecloths alongside the river, and sometimes spectacular star viewing at night. The property offers overnight "casitas" with kitchenettes and a full range of amenities. FM 170, Terlingua, TX, 79852. 800/839–7238. www.ffoc.net.
Red Rock Outfitters. This outfitter sells clothing and gear and arranges river-rafting, canoeing, horseback-riding, and mountain-biking excursions, as well as Jeep and ATV tours. Lobby of Badlands Hotel, 100 Main St./FM 170, Lajitas, TX, 79852. 432/424–5170 or 432/424–5000. www.lajitasgolfresort.com/default.aspx?pg=activity_center.
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