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Activities @ Lajitas Golf Resort

Our activities director, located in the lower lobby, provides Lajitas Golf Resort guests the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities.

We invite you to experience the myriad of activities available to you during your stay at Lajitas Golf Resort. For those who want a more relaxing experience, guests can enjoy a massage at the Agave Spa, relax by the crystal clear waters of our swimming pools, watch a movie at the Flat Rock Theatre, or simply enjoy the quiet of Big Bend. For the adventurous, there are numerous activities to get your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing. Choose from a variety of activities including  zip-lining Quiet Canyon on our world class zip lines,  a variety of horseback trail rides including a sunrise or sunset ride, shooting activities, playing a round of golf on the #1 course you can play in the state of Texas, our award winning Black Jack’s Crossing, mountain biking, stand-up-paddleboarding on the Rio Grande to hiking and more, Lajitas Golf Resort has an activity for everyone!

For more information or to book your activities, call the Activities Desk at 432-424-5170 or Email: activities@lajitasgolfresort.com to make your plans today.

Black Jack's Crossing

Described as the “Best Golf Resort in Texas”, Black Jack’s Crossing was designed by Ryder Cup Captain and Hall of Fame Inductee Lanny Wadkins. With scenic views of the Big Bend and Rio Grande, the unique mix of mountain, canyon, and desert golf create a unique Texas golf course experience.

At over 7400 yards from the back tees the “Texas Sized” golf course can be a serious challenge for even the best of players. However, with 3 other tee boxes—the shortest just more than 5000 yards—everyone can find a comfortable distance off the tee and enjoy Black Jack’s Crossing.

Equestrian Center

Conveniently located on property at Lajitas Golf Resort directly across from Lajitas Mesa, the Stables & Equestrian Center at Lajitas Golf Resort offers a variety of services including trail rides, basic or advanced riding clinics and boarding. We strive to match horse and rider so that the trail riding experience is enjoyable for any and every skill level.

2.5 Mile and 5 Mile Trail Rides

These rides traverse Comanche Creek and travel along historic trails that provide breathtaking views of Mesa de Anguila, Lajitas Mesa and Mexico

Sunrise And Sunset Trial Rides

Ride through the Chihuahuan desert while enjoying spectacular views during those special times of the day.   The sunset ride has an extra option to add a fruit and cheese tray with a drink of choice (wine, beer, or soft drinks).

Note: Riders must be 7 years of age or older, at least 4 feet tall, 40 lbs minimum with a max weight of 240 lbs.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. All riders under 18 must wear a helmet.

Contact the Activities Desk at 432-424-5170 for additional information or to make reservations.

Zip Line

Experience the NEW Lajitas Zip-Line Tour in Quiet Canyon!
With steep elevation changes from upper canyon to canyon floor, a world class adrenaline producing zip line tour awaits. With several different tour options, please contact Red Rock Outfitters or our activities desk to learn more or to schedule your tour.  Red Rock Outfitters can be reached direct at 432-424-5005.

Contact the Activities Desk at 432-424-5170 for additional information or to make reservations.

SUP ( Stand Up Paddleboarding )

Experience the magic of the Rio Grande via SUP ( Stand Up Paddle Board )! Your SUP adventure will take you 1.5 miles down the river from put-in to pick-up where you will wind the twists and turns of the river in the basin of the Chisos Mountain Range. Gentle currents and mild rapids will challenge your skills and put you up close and personal with the areas numerous species of birds or where you are likely to encounter wild mustangs that are resident to the area. We have the latest in SUP gear so give us a call and plan your SUP expedition on the Rio Grande.

Contact the Red Rock Outfitter’s at 432-424-5005 or Activities Desk at 432-424-5170 for additional information or to make reservations. 

Agave Spa

Agave Spa is a beautiful oasis in the “high desert”. A variety of spa treatments such as massages, facials and body treatments are available and designed to nurture and relax guests using herbal ingredients and stones native to the Big Bend Region. We invite you to our desert oasis, the Agave Spa, where you can choose from a variety of services to meet your individual needs. Relax and Rejuvenate!

Please contact Agave Spa at 432-424-5146 or email spa@lajitasgolfresort.com for additional information and reservations.

Shooting Activities

Five Stand Sporting Clay Shoot

One of the finest five stands in the West. This shotgun shooting game using sporting clays, allows shooters of all abilities some of the most exciting target combinations available. One round consists of 25 shots, with groups of shots being taken from each shooting stand.

Cowboy Action Shoot

So you want to shoot like a real cowboy? Learn from the experts. Our cowboy shooters know their way around any kind of weapon of the Old West and will show you how it’s done. Our town of Stargazer Springs is full of nostalgia and awaiting targets. You will walk through town shooting a single-action pistol, a side-by-side shot-gun, and a lever-action rifle.

Combat Course

Ready to get your commando on? Try your hand at our recently redesigned combat course and tactical range. The layout of the course is a simulation of what soldiers would do in an active field environment.  Weapons used here are the AR-15 rifle, Glock 9mm pistol, and a 12 gauge tactical pump shotgun as you experience making your way through this simulated combat atmosphere with interactive targets.  Minimum age is 13.

Combo Shooting Packages

Here’s a chance to utilize all of your shooting skills.
Contact the Activities Desk at 432-424-5170 for additional information or reservations.

Fitness Center

Conveniently and centrally located on the Hotel Boardwalk is our fitness center. The facility is available during the following hours:

Mon thru Friday 8AM to 10PM
Sat & Sun 8AM to 10PM

The center is complementary to our guests and includes the following equipment:

  • Free Weights
  • Elliptical Fitness Cross Trainer
  • Stairmaster
  • Stationary Bikes
  • Treadmills
  • Upper and Lower Body Training Station

Red Rock Outfitters store

Red Rock Outfitters is a purveyor of outdoor gear for the Big Bend region, supplying premium equipment and supplies that won’t let you down. Whether you are hiking or camping in Big Bend, or your adventure lies further afield, visit us to outfit you with footwear, backpacks, trekking poles, cooking equipment, lighting, food and hydration with featured brands such as; Chaco, Teva, Petzl, Mountain House, Stinger, Probar, Nalgene, Olicamp, Vaude, Peregrine and more. Red Rock Outfitters is located on the western end of the Lajitas Golf Resort boardwalk, by the Badlands Hotel and also houses the Lajitas Zipline office.

Mountain Biking

Join us for a mountain bike excursion that will create memories of a lifetime! We will hit the trailhead located between Terlingua Ghost Town and Lajitas Golf Resort on a 2 – 3 hour tour ( depending on pace ). This easy to moderate adventure covers 8 to 15 miles of rolling terrain with some incline and includes awesome views of the desert and mountains. Water, snacks and bikes provided, this is a guided only tour for ages 12 and up with a max group size of 6. Excursions depart at 9 am with the meeting location either at Lajitas Golf Resort at the Red Rock Outfitters or at the Lajitas International trailhead depending on whether a guest of the resort or not. Tours run October – May.

$99.00 per person plus tax

Contact Rio Grand Adventures at 864-804-0633 or by contacting Red Rock Outfitters at Lajitas Golf Resort 432-424-5153.

For more information or to book online, visit: www.riograndeadventuresbigbend.com

General Store

The Lajitas General Store is open to all guests and community residents; providing groceries, necessities and sundries. Guests participating in day excursions, such as hiking, biking and hunting, can order boxed lunches to order from our fresh deli selections.

General Store Hours – Open Daily from 8 am – 7 pm / Deli Hours: 8 am – 6 pm.
Sunoco Fuel Pump: Available by credit card 24/7

Subaru Crosstrek Rentals

Feeling adventurous? Rent one of our Crosstrek’s and explore the area on your own.

  • Rental Rate: $150 – $175 per day plus tax..
  • Must provide valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Additional fees may apply.

Please call our Front Desk agents for additional information or reservations at 432-424-5000


Avid birder or casual bird-watcher?  The Big Bend is home to or in the migration path of numerous species of birds.

Visit the Barton Warnock next door to the resort to learn more about bird species and birding in the Big Bend region of Texas.

Longhorn Museum

Today, the Yates Longhorn Museum is housed for public viewing, free of charge, at the historic Trading Post building at Black Jacks Crossing Golf Club. We welcome you to come in and find out more about this critical piece of Texas legacy on your self-guided tour.

Off-Site Activities

Big Bend River Tours


The oldest river outfitter running the Rio Grande in the Big Bend area of Texas. Located only 3 miles from the west entrance of Big Bend National Park . Guided river trips are also available along with shuttles and rentals.

Big Bend Far Flung


Looking for a guided river trip down the Rio Grande? Interested in a jeep or ATV tour? Guided hikes, step on guides, rentals and shuttles are also available. Located in nearby Terlingua, Far Flung is a full service outfitter.

Desert Sports


The authority on mountain biking in the Big Bend. Unique itineraries in both Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park. River trips and combo tours are available. Desert Sports also offers bike rentals and shuttles, guided mountain bike tours or expert advise to do it on your own.

Angell Eepeditions


River trips, mountain biking, jeep tours, and guided hikes in the Big Bend area.

Big Bend National Park


Big Bend National Park encompasses more than 800,000 acres in southwest Texas. For more than 1,000 miles, the Rio Grande forms the international boundary between Mexico and the United States; Big Bend National Park administers approximately one-quarter of that boundary. Within the 118 twisting miles that also define the park’s southern boundary, the river’s southeasterly flow changes abruptly to the northeast and forms the “big bend” of the Rio Grande. Big Bend National Park has national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States, it needs to be on your “Bucket List!”