These Are the Only Mtn. Bicycle Trails in our Area!
Trails are Open Year Around for Mtn. Biking, Hiking, Jogging, Birding, Wildlife Viewing, Nature Photography. Trails are from Easy to Extreme, for All Ages - Beginners to Experienced. Terrain is Open Fields, Rolling Hills, Dry Creek Beds, Shade Trees, Views of the Valley and Offers Visitors Peace & Tranquility!
For Wildlife Viewing there are 30 Bluebird Nestboxes along the Trails, Owl Nestboxes, 3 Bat Houses, Feeders & Water that Attract Birds, Deer, Turkey & Other Critters, Plus 6 Benches Under Trees Great for Photography Ops, Relaxing or Picnics.
Our 250 Acre Ranch Just Opened to the Public for Day Use for a Fee; $5.00 per day per person, kids 5 years & under are Free; Discounts available for Groups of 10 or more.
Guests Must Call Ahead 830-966-2320 And Must Check in at our Hill Country Nature Center / Rio Frio Lodging Office Located 4.5 miles East of Garner State Park & 10 miles West of Utopia TX on FM 1050.
Lodging is Available on the Ranch thru Rio Frio Lodging Large Vacation Home Sleeps 4 to 15 – Bluebird Hill Smaller Cabin Sleeps 2 to 7 – Hideaway • NO TRAIL FEES WHEN YOU ARE STAYING AT BLUEBIRD HILL OR HIDEAWAY CABIN.
Birding & Natural History Tours:
On our Birding & Natural History Tour you can experience the outdoors by a Guided (combined) Driving, Walking Tour. Your Adventure will take place in the State Parks &/or on different Ranches & Private properties not open to the general public. Depending on what Birds you want to see we will take you to the crystal clear Frio, Nueces or Sabinal River Canyons and miles of beautiful rugged Hill Country.
With our Entertaining & Educational Natural History/ Birding Tour you will learn about some Geology of the Edwards Plateau, Native Peoples, Medicinal & Edible Plants, Wildflowers, Grasses, Birds, Butterflies, Insects, Animals & more.
Have your camera & binoculars ready for your guided Tour. Where you can catch a glimpse of some of the many wonderful Specialty Birds & Butterfly found in our area. Plus White-tail deer, Axis deer, lizards & many other critters.
3 to 5 Hour Tour: $25.00 per person or $20.00 per person for Groups of 10 or more With a $100.00 minimum - on Dates Not Already Scheduled *Requests for all day tours prompted us to add all day trips.
8 to 10 Hour All Day Tour: $38.00 per person or $33.00 per person for Groups of 10 or more With a $152.00 minimum - on Dates Not Already Scheduled
Meet your guide at our Nature Center, Directions as follows: It will take about 5 min. from Garner State Park, 15 min. from Neal’s Store in Concan, 15 min. from Utopia, 15 min. from Leakey, 40 min. from Uvalde.
From Hwy 83 & FM 1050 intersection; Go East on to FM 1050 which goes to Garner State Park & Utopia, go 5 miles on FM 1050, Don’t go past Blanket Creek sign on right, our signs are on left say – Rio Frio Lodging & Hill Country Adventure Tours; come in & park in parking area.
From Utopia & 187; at south end of Utopia, go West on FM 1050 toward Garner Park, go 10 miles, from Blanket Creek it’s the 3rd entrance on right, signs say – Rio Frio Lodging & Hill Country Adventure Tours.
*Guide will meet you in Office or on Porch. If you have room in your car he/ or she can ride with you. This cuts down on our liability & we can talk to you & point out birds or interesting sites.
Let us know if you are interested in reserving other Tours to see
‘Texas Size Champion Big Trees’ or our ‘Bluebird Nestbox Trail’ with nests,
eggs or baby Bluebirds & other small cavity nesting birds.