Call us old-fashioned, but here at FFOC (Far Flung Outdoor Center), we like to go old school and get things back to how they should be: fun, adventurous and out in nature. With the outstanding beauty and impressive wilderness of the Big Bend National Park, being on the Internet and staring at our cell phones is the last thing on our minds (though you’ll have the chance to do just that in our casitas if you please). We’d much rather get out into the wilderness in whatever way we can: in a canoe, an ATV, in a comfortable Jeep Wrangler or better yet, making our way around on our own two feet.
Consider us your home away from home, only here, we bet you’ll be way more relaxed than you are at home and have lots more to do activity-wise. We’ve got something for everyone who’s here to discover the place where wild meets west – in fact, showing off the Big Bend and its surroundings is what we’re here to do. Keep scrolling to find out more about our activities and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions – we’d be thrilled to hear from you.
OUR BIG BEND RIVER TRIPS
Paddle Through Breathtaking Wilderness
We promise you there’s nothing quite like paddling down the Rio Grande and soaking up the scenery as you go. Our river trip options range from a half-day paddle to a comprehensive 3- or 4-day trip and everything in between. These Big Bend river trips have been so successful over the years, we even created celebratory trips for New Year’s Eve, Spring Break and more!
They say you can’t begin to understand how vast the Big Bend National Park and its surrounding areas are until you get down here to see it for yourself. We’ve designed our Jeep tours with just that in mind – we want to maximize your time in the park and help you explore as much as possible. Our naturalist driver/guides know the area like the back of their hand – so jump on in and get out into the vast open spaces waiting to be discovered!
On our ATV tour, all you need to bring is your adventurous spirit and we’ll take care of the rest. Join us on a guided ATV tour where you’ll learn about the flora and fauna, interesting historical facts and much more! This tour isn’t a Dukes of Hazzard-style ride, so don’t worry… It’s a 14-mile ride into the backcountry of this beautiful place we’re lucky to call home.
Not your first rodeo? Want to get out into the park and pave your own trail without a guide? We’ve got you covered. If being down at the water is what you’re looking for, rent some of our canoe equipment and get paddling! Traversing land more your thing? Why not rent our open-top Jeep Wrangler and explore at your own pace, on your own path. With all our rentals, you won’t be out in the wilderness entirely on your own! We take pride in giving renters top tips and cool recommendations of places to visit and discover.
Cut Out the Extras & Get Close To Nature On Your Own Feet
Nothing’s better than getting out on your own two feet and exploring. Our guides promise fun, informative days out in the Big Bend. Whether you’re an accomplished hiker or fairly new to it, we’ll customize the walk to make sure you see the things you want to along a trail that’s right for you and your experience level.