Experience the Desert by Horseback
Along the Rio Grande River in
the Big Bend of Southwest Texas
The Spanish called it Terra Desconocida (strange unknown land). A
place of mystery and grandeur where the great Chihuahuan Desert meets the
Southwest Rocky Mountains.
Let us help you explore these wild, unique mountains and colorful desert
landscapes by horseback. We offer small, intimate rides into the
mountains along the edge of the Rio Grande River. Larger group rides
available upon request.
Ride Descriptions and Prices
Grande River View Ride
us at our river-side Lajitas Stables where your ride ascends almost 800'
up onto Contrabando Mesa. Peer down along the international boundary
formed by the Rio Grande River and look out deep into Old Mexico!
Cowboy up and join us!
|2 Hour - Desert
cool evening breezes refreshing you as the sun paints the sky with a brilliant
red brush. Gold-colored light bathes the volcanic mountains, while
distant peaks appear close enough to touch. Two hours of pure magic,
Big Bend Style. Beginning times vary throughout the year.
the 800í ascent up the Contrabando Mesa to a stance of breathtaking vistas
and wide open skies. This ride takes us along bygone smuggling trails
of yesteryear, implicitly following the Rio Grande below. In all
directions, we look out across ruggedly wild mountain terrain as our gentle
steeds take us for a ride through history!
up and out of the ancient gorge formed by the Rio Grande, we climb to the
mesa top and our destination, the Spanish Window. From this vantage point,
gaze out across the Big Bend Ranch State Park to a spectacular view of
the southern flanks of the Solitario Geological Formation. An Absolute
Spectacular Chihuahuan Desert Treat!
|Half Day w/Lunch
you ever had a picnic on the top of a mountain? We take our Contrabando
Mesa Ride, add a touch of the Spanish Window ride for spice and mix well
with a shady spot for lunch. Wait till you see the Cowboy-sized spread
pulled straight from the saddlebags. This is a Texas Cowboy lunch
|All Day Ride
a serious day in the saddle, sign up here and bring a strap for your hat!
With access to Big Bend Ranch State Park, we have the freedom to create
a day for you that will not only meet, but exceed your expectations.
Mountain tops? History? Geology? Desert flora?
Cross country? What would YOU like to experience? Mount up
and letís ride. . .
September through May ~ Advanced Reservations Required
for Your Ride
to our TACK ROOM to see how
prepare for your Ride/Trip
Forms and Documents
following forms and documents are provided
your convenience in advance of riding with us.
forms documents are in PDF format.
year olds, must be able to guide horse by themselves.
locations offer to lead riders of all ages if
are not comfortable reining their own horse.
here to view our cancellation policy. (in Adobe PDF format)
Advanced reservations for any trip is strongly recommended, though not
always required. A deposit in the amount of 50% of your total trip cost
is required to hold your reservation.
CALL 800-887-4331 to BOOK