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TEXAS RANCH RESORT ACTIVITIES

GUIDED TOURS

UNIQUE TEXAS EXPERIENCES

Texas’ Big Bend area has something for every visitor! So, whether you prefer independent or group experiences, Cíbolo Creek Ranch offers countless opportunities to uncover all of the natural and man-made adventures that make this area a true treasure.

 

Upon your arrival, our friendly staff will be glad to tell you all about the many complimentary on-site activities included as part of your stay. For nature lovers, we can provide a carefully marked map and small emergency radio for a foot hike along one of our horse paths, roads or one of over a dozen smaller trails. Tread lightly and you’re likely to see more than a few species of wildlife, including the American buffalo, Carmen mountains white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, aoudad, coyotes, black bears, javelinas, mountain lions and bobcats/ringtail cats, along with domestic livestock grazing in our pastures. Also, since our lands host over 500 species of birds, from golden eagles and peregrine falcons to roadrunners and turkeys, as well as 18 known species of bats; bird watching is also an excellent choice.

 

Fishermen of all ages and experience levels can enjoy excellent catch-and-release fishing in our lake stocked with largemouth bass, catfish and perch. Create your ideal setup from our selection of community casting/spinning/fly rods and lures for the perfect day on the water. Paddle boats are also available for those who want to float while fishing or simply take in the beautiful views. For a faster-paced activity, test your limits with one of our complimentary-use mountain bikes on over 100 miles of trails and roads throughout the ranch and consider ordering a picnic lunch to take with you. Indoor activities such as the visiting the libraries and museums at El Cíbolo and La Ciénega, playing cards and watching satellite TV in select public spaces are all free of charge as well. Each evening at the forts, we light a campfire and encourage our guests to gather around. Nicknamed the “South Texas TV”, these spots form an environment reminiscent of previous decades, before television service was available in rural Texas.

 

We also recommend enhancing your visit by purchasing one or more of our premium activities:

GUIDED TOURS

As our most popular premium activity, the ranch tours of our 30,000 acre property are truly outstanding. Ride to spectacular mountain vistas, stopping along the way for memorable moments at Carrizal Springs, Native American rock art, and abandoned rock houses and ruins. Follow a guide around our 1850s adobe forts to learn the detailed historical, cultural and architectural features of each. ATV (four-wheeler) tours can also be a fun and unique way for licensed drivers who are at least 16 years old to see the ranch!

 

Features:

  • Humvee tours
  • ATV tours
  • Walking fort tours

STAR GAZING

The stars at night are truly spectacular in West Texas! We offer our guests the chance to see even more of them using 12″ Meade telescopes at both Cíbolo Fort and Ciénega Fort. Please call in advance or visit our office once you arrive to schedule star party viewings and arrange for one of our staff to guide you through the evening skies.

 

Features:

  • Ideal for groups or individuals
  • 12″ Meade telescopes
  • Ranch staff member to provide guidance

 

WEDDINGS

Imagine your wedding being held at one of the most beautiful and historical venues in West Texas. While being surrounded by all the blessings that Mother Nature has to offer, your ceremony and celebration will be one of the most memorable events of your life.

 

At Cíbolo Creek Ranch we offer a dedicated event planner that will see your wedding through from start to finish.  There is no standard wedding package at Cíbolo Creek Ranch as we customize every wedding to fit your needs.

 

Please contact our office for further details.

SEMINARS

At Cíbolo Creek Ranch we are offering new and exciting learning opportunities for our guests including: quarterly photography seminars with the official Texas State Photographer, Wyman Mienzer; Backpacking seminars and shooting seminars just to name a few.

 

We have partnered with industry professionals to ensure your activities are informative, well balanced and conducted in a safe learning environment.

 

Please contact our office for further details.

ACTIVITIES

At Cíbolo Creek Ranch we offer a variety of fun outdoor activities to do during your ranch getaway.

 

Activities include, but not limited to:

  • FISHING: Fishing in our spring fed stocked lake, we will provide all necessary tackle and for the more adventurous angler we offer fly fishing equipment upon request.
  • PADDLE BOATS: Paddle around our wonderful lake while enjoying the beautiful landscape.  Safety equipment is provided for all to enjoy.
  • HIKING: Take a packed lunch and enjoy miles upon miles of hiking trails.  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, we have trails to accommodate everyone.  Bring your camera!
  • WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY: Enjoy our abundance of wildlife through your favorite camera lens.  We offer over 50 different species of native and non-native birds from the Vermillion Flycatcher to our resident humming birds and several birds of prey.

       We are not just for the "birdies", you will find Bison, Elk, several species of deer and other big  game

       animals that will gladly pose for a picture.

  • MOUNTAIN BIKING: Enjoy our miles of mountain biking trails that range in difficulty from beginner to expert.  At Cíbolo Creek Ranch we offer mountain bikes upon request.

HUNTS

Here at Cíbolo Creek Ranch we offer a wide variety of shooting activities for all skill levels such as:

  • World championship caliber sporting clay course (16 stages)
  • Trap & skeet field shooting
  • Rifle & pistol target range
  • 3D archery course

 

We will gladly loan you firearms so you can enjoy the activities.

 

Please contact our office for further details.

MEETINGS & EVENTS

Host all of your corporate or social engagements at Cíbolo Creek Ranch.  Our attentive staff and setting can provide the ideal environment for all of your meetings, conferences, conventions and receptions.  Our property provides a scenic atmosphere coupled with modern conveniences that will enhance your social experience.

 

Please contact our office for further details.

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