The 'Gambler 500 Mexico' is the premier destination Gambler 500 rally in the world. Far from just about anywhere, the scenery cannot be matched. Rugged, hot & beautiful. Viva la revolucion.
The fourth running of the 'Gambler 500 Mexico' will be May 18-21, 2023 in Terlingua, Texas. We will have four days of fun & frivolity in the Chihuahuan desert. Mas informacion en breve!
This companion event, May 17-18, 2023, is located in the border town of Del Rio. This is the gateway to the Big Bend region and is a wonderful place to stay before hitting the desert. Viva los Del Rio & viva los ABG!
Terlingua, Texas is base-camp for the 'Gambler 500 Mexico'. This charming, quirky desert town is full of character, music and west Texas hospitality. Enjoy live music & guitars on the porch, even a creepy cemetery.
Got a beautiful spot picked out for you to camp & glamp and chill in the desert heat- Big Bend Resort & Adventures. Showers, outhouse, restaurant, convenience store and gas all on-site. Tent camping is cheap & we have RV sites & motel rooms available.
29.3307, -103.5327. Meow!
We tried for REK and Elvis but both were booked. Instead YOU can now provide the live entertainment. The Party Barn is right there in camp waiting on you to become an internet sensation.
A handful of hoopties will be chosen to attempt the most rugged and spectacular route of the rally, the climb up Christmas Mountain. Guaranteed to be one of the highlights of the journey, the views are breathtaking.
The trails in the BBNP are challenging and spectacular. The 'River Road' is 51 miles of twists and turns passing tinaja and desert springs. The scenery is like nothing to be found anywhere else in the hemisphere. Rated as 'DEVILS &*%^HOLE' for a reason- you've been warned!
The Big Bend region is remote and far from just about anywhere. The reward for venturing to the area is spectacular scenery. From lowland deserts to pinon and Juniper tree covered mountains in the Chisos. The solitude will give you an amazing experience with breathtaking vistas and lifelong memories. Hermosa.
Everyone likes to show off, so we're going to accommodate you. Join the 'Gambler Parade' on Friday night as we strut our stuff through the streets of Terlingua finishing at one of our favorite watering holes.
See old Mexico like you never thought possible- take a rowboat across the Rio Grande. Yup, and it's even legal! Then walk or ride a horse into town. Great place to unwind, pick up a few souvenirs and enjoy a cold cerveza.
2020/21/22 were such a mess with the pandemic, murder hornets, hurricanes, politics, meteors & wildfire. Staff is closely monitoring the possible alien invasion and promise to keep you safe from little green men. I have it on good authority that we are on the protected roles and not under threat of subjugation.
Going into Mexico is an OPTION offered on this journey. A valid passport or card is mandatory, plus you'll need your vehicle registration. Mexican auto insurance is HIGHLY recommended. Check the link for details, hombre.
Even in one of the most remote & beautiful places in the world you can still find rubbish left behind. That's no bueno. In 2020 & 2021 we recovered over two tons of trash from the desert. In 2022 we will do even better. Support the Son's and join the 501C3 non-profit gang to make the planet a better, cleaner place.
Drive in the US or Mexico, we give you lots of routes to choose from. OJ is a great place to start your south of the border exploration. Roadside clean-up & karaoke finishes off the evening.
Options to drive in both Mexico/US or Texas only. The Mexican route is amazing and adventurous. The US route is scenic and explores the wonders of the region. A 'Hooptie Parade' finishes out the day in Terlingua.
This is the gem of this event not to be missed- The 'Old Ore Road' and the 'River Road', all Texas based. But we have easier options for the tourists. Trophy ceremony & shenanigans to follow.
For some this might be the highlight of the event- Boquillas, Mexico by rowboat. Thought we might give that a try. Tourist routes available as well.