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Car Rental or Ride options from Lajitas

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Offline williamr

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Car Rental or Ride options from Lajitas
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:31:29 PM »
Hi,
First time poster and glad to find the sight!
I am fortunate enough to have a small plane, and this will be my 2nd trip down from DFW area to hike for a long weekend. I was able to rent a jeep at the Lajitas resort for a decent price last February, but now they want $249/day!
Are there any other options out there? I'd rather pay someone to drive us each way. We just need a ride from Lajitas airstrip to the Basin and then return 3 days later.

Thanks!
Bill

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Re: Car Rental or Ride options from Lajitas
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 11:00:39 PM »
Hi,
First time poster and glad to find the sight!
I am fortunate enough to have a small plane, and this will be my 2nd trip down from DFW area to hike for a long weekend. I was able to rent a jeep at the Lajitas resort for a decent price last February, but now they want $249/day!
Are there any other options out there? I'd rather pay someone to drive us each way. We just need a ride from Lajitas airstrip to the Basin and then return 3 days later.

Thanks!
Bill

Hey, Bill....you might try Desert Sports in Terlingua. I used them last year for a shuttle from Lajitas all the way to the Persimmon Gap park entrance. Two shuttles between Lajitas and the Basin should cost you far less than renting a Jeep thatíll just sit at the trailhead for several days.

https://www.desertsportstx.com/


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Offline williamr

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Re: Car Rental or Ride options from Lajitas
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 06:51:00 AM »
Thanks for the tip, i will reach out to them today!
Bill

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Online Flash

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Re: Car Rental or Ride options from Lajitas
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 08:16:18 AM »
I wonder if there are any uber or lyft drivers in the terlingua area...

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Offline Homer Wilson

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Re: Car Rental or Ride options from Lajitas
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 10:26:23 AM »
I wonder if there are any uber or lyft drivers in the terlingua area...

---> Sent from Flash's phone
I saw a flyer for Lyft in Terlingua.  When I checked my phone, there were no drivers available...

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Offline BlindWilly

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Re: Car Rental or Ride options from Lajitas
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 01:36:39 PM »
Hi,
First time poster and glad to find the sight!
I am fortunate enough to have a small plane, and this will be my 2nd trip down from DFW area to hike for a long weekend. I was able to rent a jeep at the Lajitas resort for a decent price last February, but now they want $249/day!
Are there any other options out there? I'd rather pay someone to drive us each way. We just need a ride from Lajitas airstrip to the Basin and then return 3 days later.

Thanks!
Bill
That's just highway robbery!
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Offline williamr

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Re: Car Rental or Ride options from Lajitas
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 06:51:31 AM »
We decided to fly into Alpine and make the drive in from there: $39.99/d.
Bit easier on the pocketbook.

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Online Flash

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Re: Car Rental or Ride options from Lajitas
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 10:08:24 AM »
We decided to fly into Alpine and make the drive in from there: $39.99/d.
Bit easier on the pocketbook.
Is the rental at the airport or in town?

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Offline Homer Wilson

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Re: Car Rental or Ride options from Lajitas
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 10:40:23 AM »
We decided to fly into Alpine and make the drive in from there: $39.99/d.
Bit easier on the pocketbook.
I rented from them once; good experience.  I bet they will gladly pick you up at the airport and let you drop it off back there too.

 


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