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Palo Duro Canyon

Near: CanyonTx (Weather)
Number of
2 Total
8 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
Trail Description Marked trails are easy, except watch for bridges not horse friendly (2). Due to construction, it was initially difficult to find the trails. Saturday, the shared trail was crowded with hikers and bikers. Some of the horses were nervous about the bikes, but were desensitized by the end of the day. It was not as rocky as I expected. Since we went in October, we only saw one rattlesnake on the warmest day. Behind the equestrian campsite are no trails, but horses are allowed. This area was challenging, with rocks and steep slopes, but the views were worth it. Some horses had shoes and others had boots. Both worked well. One of the booted horses had some rubbing, but vet wrap helped.
Best Time to Visit Spring or Fall (due to rattlesnakes)
Times to Avoid
Campground The campsite was clean, had water, picnic tables, a fire ring, and 4 enclosures (no latches on the gates so bring something to keep the gate closed). Make reservations!
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
primitive, pump, shower/toilet (a hike and can't take horses) stall, water State Parks Department
(806) 488-2227

11450 Park Road 5
Canyon, Tx 79015
(512) 389-8900
Directions 11450 Park Road 5 Canyon, TX 79015
This information was provided by Dixie on 10/20/2014 9:15:51 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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