Wild Adventure Outfitters is a small company with a very devoted purpose - to offer a wide variety of unique experiences in the Big Bend and beyond. We offer trips for those seeking a little more adventure. West Texas is often overlooked as a wilderness destination, but we believe that the Rio Grande meanders through some of the most beautiful scenery around and offers some of the best winter month boating in the country. We take great pride in offering both high quality and culturally rich experiences. Travel with us along the US/Mexico border through towering limestone canyons or take an overland excursion through the Chihuahuan desert and experience one of the most biologically diverse deserts in the world.
Below, we’ve highlighted some Big Bend classics.
Enjoy a night out in the wilderness and get to know one of Big Bend’s more iconic canyons. Our 2-Day trips offer a perfect overnight on the water and can also be an inspiration for longer river adventures. This 20-mile section of the Rio Grande meanders through gorgeous scenery that is rich in geologic wonders, flora and fauna, and human history, both old and new. At their full height, the walls of Santa Elena tower 1500 feet above the Rio Grande and are truly a sight to behold. Floating through this spectacular canyon allows you to fall into the rhythm of a multi-day river trip and affords access to places far from the beaten path. This trip floats for TWO FULL days and spends one night on the water.
Enjoy this remote canyon for 3 days and 2 nights. Mariscal Canyon is incredibly beautiful and this longer trip leaves plenty of time for side hikes, scenic floats, and relaxing time at camp. Hiking in Mariscal offers elevation gain and breathtaking views, fascinating visits to places of human occupation, and access to places that is only available from the river. Three days on the water allows you to truly feel unplugged from the rest of the world and affords you the time to explore the places that pique your curiosity.
Covering a total of 33 miles, the Boquillas Canyon Trip takes you past the small village of Boquillas, Mexico and into the dramatic canyon that has cut its way through the Dead Horse Mountains. Beginning at Rio Grande Village, this river trip allows for deep exploration of the east side of Big Bend National Park. This trip is a hiker’s dream, with miles of remote side canyons and overland hikes made accessible by the Rio Grande. A few rapids make this an exciting stretch of river and the vegetated banks along the shorelines make camping very enjoyable. Boquillas Canyon is also filled with interesting human history that ranges from the Spaniards and Apaches to the rugged settlers of the present-day.