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Sad Monkey Mesa

Old West Stables

Palo Duro Canyon State Park's Trail Riding Outfitter Since 1999


Our most popular 1-hour ride is perfect for first time riders.You'll see the beauty and ruggedness of Palo Duro Canyon State Park close up... We'll ride past Sad Monkey Mesa, the Catarina Caves, hoodoos, 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!


Our newest attraction is fun for all ages, anybody can join the herd!

"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle"

Winston Churchill

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