Old West Stables in Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon's Old West Horse Riding Stable
Palo Duro Canyon Horseback Riding
Palo Duro Canyon Riding Horses
Palo Duro Canyon Riding Horses
Palo Duro Canyon Trail Rides
Watch for this sign after
entering the canyon.
Horses and horse back riding have been a part of Palo Duro Canyon's history since the days of the Apaches, Kiowas, Comanches, and Cheyennes. Tho' you shouldn't expect your ride to be as daring as some of theirs undoubtedly were, we expect that you'll want to make your own horse back riding history when you visit Palo Duro Canyon and the Old West Stables.

Our rental horses are tame and well kept and our horse back riding guides are not just experienced, they're real honest to goodness COWBOYS and COWGIRLS! You'll never find a more beautiful setting as you ride the canyon floor through the same hills and ravines as such famous individuals as Colonel Ranald MacKenzie of the U.S. Cavalry and Colonel Charles Goodnight, Palo Duro Canyon's first permanent white settler.

You'll see the beauty and ruggedness of Palo Duro Canyon State Park close up... We'll ride past a large hoodoo, some of the canyon's Spanish Skirts, and along side the walls of the canyon — beautifully comprised of different layers & colors and revealing 230 million years of geologic history. Blooming cactus and wildflowers, 'tho seasonal, are typically abundant. Riders are often lucky enough to get a glimpse of some of the wildlife that's abundant in the canyon... mule deer, feral hogs, wild turkeys, road runners, aoudad sheep and sometimes, even a coyote, bobcat or diamondback rattle snake!

Be sure to prepare for the ride...
During the riding season, temperatures can range from near freezing to more than 100 degrees. Check the forecast. Jeans are highly recommended and closed toe shoes are required. No flip flops or sandals! Hats, sunscreen, and insect repellent are always a good idea and sometimes, sorely needed.

Old West Stables horseback riding season begins in March of each year during West Texas A&M University's Spring Break Weekend and typically continues through most of Autumn (dependent upon weather conditions). When planning your ride be sure to call 806-488-2180 in advance.

We offer a one hour guided ride...
1 Hour Guided Ride
Minimum Age: 6 years*
Maximum Weight: 250lbs*
— no double riders* —
Reservations (by telephone) are Required
$45 each rider
Call 806-488-2180 for reservations.
Payment is required with all reservations
We accept Visa and Mastercard
Snacks and Souvenirs are Available

* No exceptions. Other restrictions may apply.

Horse in Palo Duro Canyon

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