Far Flung Outdoor Center, Terlingua

4.6
#1 of 8 in Things to do in Terlingua
Far Flung Outdoor Center is located in Terlingua. A visit to Far Flung Outdoor Center represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Terlingua journey builder website to plot your vacation.
Create an itinerary including Far Flung Outdoor Center
map
Far Flung Outdoor Center Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
285 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Great day out for just the two of us on the Round the Bend tour. Guide Randy was good company and gave us good insights into nature and history. Recommended,  more »
  • Far Flung Outdoor Center is the finest lodging/adventure provider in Terlingua. I tried dealing with others and they didn't come close. We did the Old Ore Rd tour and our highly skilled/personable dri...  more »
  • Far Flung Guides Thomas & Maggie were Outstanding ! ! ! Guides were very very friendly and lots of fun, Thomas is very knowledgeable about the area Geology, Plants, park history etc. this guide servic...  more »
Google
  • Highly recommend. Half day jeep tour day 1 and full day float day 2 (Santa Helena.) Everybody was VERY friendly, and spending time with them, it is obvious the ALL love their job. We will have a great time with folk like that. See to be another couple of outfitters in town, and they may be good - but you cant go wrong here. Just did guided trips, but can only imagine they have same TLC for lodging side of biz.
  • We really wanted to do a half day trip of kayaking, the office staff was very helpful in providing us the available options. When we returned the next morning one of the more experienced guides, Austin, discussed the best way for us to enjoy the experience while also providing realistic expectations of what we were in for. We decided to do the inflatable duckys and it worked out perfect for us. He told us later that the water levels are typically more low in the first half of the year and if we returned between the July - August area that the water could be 20 feet higher. Kayaking through the canyon was amazing and any trip to Big Bend will include us stopping by Far Flung for more outdoor excursions.
  • We did the half day canoe trip. Our guides were organized, very friendly, made sure everyone was comfortable, and provided tons if information on the terrain, history, surrounding area activities, and more. Great trip and great team. Look to do a backpacking tour with them next time.
  • We stayed in a Casita. It was a great experience. Comfortable, clean, rockers on the front porch and friendly staff. I would love to return to the area just to stay there again. We also took one of the Jeep tours. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, made the eight hour tour very enjoyable. We were served a nice lunch on the tour.
  • Positives: the guide was very good, and the tour gave a good full day overview of the park. The center arranged pickup from the little airstrip 3 miles from their office which was appreciated. The lunch was, as others have said, well put together. Negatives: The website makes a big thing of the "Jeep Tour" being special as it's run in an old open top Jeep. They present this as a differentiator against their competitors, and it's the reason I chose this tour (costing more than $200 per person). It was a big disappointment then to be bundled into a dirty Hummer with small tinted windows offering a poor view, not at all what was promised. Very much a "bait and switch" deal as one can't exactly change plans and find a different tour when you're already there and ready to go. If you want a Jeep tour, this might not be the place to go.

Plan your trip to Terlingua

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Terlingua

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Terlingua by other users

50 days in United States BY A USER FROM FRANCE January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Terlingua BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Terlingua BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Terlingua BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Terlingua BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Terlingua BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Alpine, Terlingua & Big Bend National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Terlingua, Alpine & Big Bend National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Alpine & Terlingua BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans