Caprock Canyons

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The Texas Panhandle is full of surprises. One surprise is Caprock Canyons State Park, outside of Quitaque, Texas (about 2 hours from Lubbock). Quitaque is primarily a ranching and farming community, but people travel from all over the world to visit Caprock Canyons State Park. Isn’t it time you stay in a bed and breakfast Panhandle Texas and explore all this area has to offer?

Caprock Canyons State Park is comprised of over 15,000 acres. A Rails-to-Trails trail runs more than 64 miles through the park – over 46 bridges and through one tunnel – from South Plains to Estelline in the Red River Valley. Hike, bike or horseback ride a stretch of the trail, or bring camping gear and do it all. It travels through some amazing land.

Horseback riding is a great way to travel around Caprock Canyons. It is possible to rent horses at Quitaque Riding Stables, and experienced riders may go on unsupervised rides. Mountain biking is also a popular way to explore the park. There are a good 90 miles of trails traversing the park, ranging from super steep to relatively flat. Be sure to carry lots of water, food and sun protection as you explore.

After a day or two scrambling all over Caprock Canyons State Park, return to your Panhandle Texas bed and breakfast and indulge in a little luxury: a soak in hot tub, a soft bed, a glass of Texas wine or two. You’ll have earned it!

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