Logistics & Planning

Planning your trip with Angell Expeditions

We offer a wide range of adventures, from part of the day to a couple of weeks.

With guided trips that range from part of the day to over a week.  In Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, the Devils River, Ojinaga Mexico, and beyond.

Meeting Places
Confirm in advance where you will meet us for your trip. Call or email well in advance, since there may not be cell phone service when you really wish there was.

The Teepees
For River Day Trips in Big Bend Ranch State Park, we usually meet you at the Teepees Rest Area about 20 minutes West of Lajitas on FM 170. Confirm with your guide in advance. 
GPS 29.294958, -103.926459 and map link here.

Lajitas General Store
The Lajitas General Store is another place. We meet there for the 21 mile downstream Santa Elena canyon float.  It’s in the town of Lajitas and is right on the main road. Confirm with your guide in advance.  
GPS  29.262636, -103.770836 and map link 

Redford Headquarters of Angell Expeditions
Our HQ is the meeting place for some of our trips. We also offer camping and some unique lodging options.
GPS 29.435340, -104.190075 and map link

Santa Elena Canyon Hiking Trailhead
We meet at the Santa Elena Hiking Trailhead during the low water for the boomerang route option float trip.
GPS 29.167330, -103.610397 and map link

See the map below to for a good idea of where things are.

Our pricing page details most of the costs for our trips. Review them and confirm when you make your reservation.

For river trips, please see our guide to what to bring on a river trip, and for the Devils river, a bit longer list of what to bring.  For all desert travel, it can be hot during the day and cold at night. We have snow sometimes in the Big Bend.

Camping Equipment is available for modest rental prices, as are other equipment.

We can bring food for you or you can provide your own. On multi-day trips it works out better if we are providing food, since there are lots of details when traveling by canoe and cooking on river banks.

Water is always provided, but we expect you to have your own water bottle to fill.

Border Checkpoints
For travel that might cross a US Border Patrol checkpoint, please know that the Border Patrol enforces both immigration and Texas law.