Saddle and Paddle Combo
$195.00 Per Person
(plus tax and gratuities)
2 Person Minimum! Minimum age of 10 years old.
Weight Limit of up to 270lbs/122.45 Kilos
Call for special arrangements for younger children.
Experience two of the best ways to see the Big Bend Area in one day by joining Lajitas Stables and a Rio Grande river outfitter for this exciting combo adventure!
Sample All-Day Itinerary/Description
Your trip may vary from the description below due to a number of factors including (but not limited to) weather, water levels, your group or your guides.
Your day will start at Lajitas Stables (located 2.5 miles west of Lajitas, Texas on FM 170) at 8:30 am. Here you will be greeted by your wrangler and given a short riding lesson before heading out.
Our trail climbs high up into the mountains of the Chihuahua Desert that frame the Rio Grande. Dramatic overlooks, spectacular vistas deep into Old Mexico and abundant wildlife make this an unforgettable ride. To the north, we get an unsurpassed view of “The Solitario” in Big Bend Ranch State Park – considered one of the seven geological wonders of the world.
Lunch is a scrumptious picnic (smoked meats, imported cheeses & crackers, fresh fruit, trail mix & cookies...) enjoyed in the shade of a hidden canyon. Yum! Loading full bellies back onto your trusty mount, we wind our way back down the Mesa amidst stories of the area’s very colorful history.
After returning to Lajitas Stables, you will have time to change from your ridin’ boots & britches to your shorts & sandals. Your river guides will meet you back at the Stables for your shuttle to the river’s edge. Depending on the water level at the time of your trip, you will board rafts or canoes for the second half of your day-long adventure.
Enjoy the quiet flow of the river as you glide gently along shores lined with cane, tamarisk, mesquite and much more. This lush riparian area is prime habitat for the 400 plus species of birds found in the Big Bend. At certain times of the year, the cliffs here are literally a hanging garden of cacti and wildflowers. Their blooms splash brilliant colors across its dark walls.
Nearing the end of your day-long journey, know that you have experienced a true taste of the Chihuahua Desert with the professionals from the heart of the Big Bend Country!