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Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway

Where Bison Roam

Wind and water over the eons shaped the rugged beauty of Caprock Canyons State Park in the Panhandle of Texas. Today, bison roam the plains, bats roost in Clarity Tunnel, and you can explore 90 miles of trails. Take a virtual tour with our Interactive Park Trails and Trailway Map.

Things to Do

Besides marveling at the bison and bats, you can hike, ride horses or bikes, camp, geocache, or take a scenic drive. Lake Theo offers no-wake boating, fishing and swimming. Bring your group for a picnic.

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Hiking and mountain-biking

Most of our nearly 90 miles of trails are open for hiking and biking. Trails range from easy (Mesa Trail) to very challenging (Haynes Ridge Overlook Trail). Lengths range from just over 1 mile to 15 miles. Only experienced bikers should ride the more difficult trails. Access the Trailway from the park or trailheads.

Horseback riding

We allow horses on many of our trails. Only riders with experience should tackle the more challenging trails. These trails have cliffs and drop-offs, and steep climbs and descents.

  • Water is usually available for animals along park trails, but you must bring your own drinking water. No water is available on the Trailway.
  • Present proof of negative Coggins for each horse at park headquarters.

Camping

Choose from regular (water and electricity), basic (water only) and primitive sites. We also have eight equestrian campsiteswith corrals.

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Water sports

Enjoy swimming, fishing and no-wake boating in the 120-surface-acre Lake Theo. Borrow a fishing pole at headquarters and try your luck! We don’t provide bait, but sometimes have worms for sale.

Volunteer

We need your help! Check our Volunteer page, or call the park.

Shop

We stock small souvenirs.

Ranger Programs

Attend programs on the wildlife and history of the park, take park tours (some on our open-air shuttle), or enjoy a music event.

Learn more:

Kids: Become a Junior Ranger!

Bison Fest

We help host the Texas State Bison Herd Music Festival each September in downtown Quitaque. The festival raises funds for maintaining the bison herd.

Area Attractions

Nearby cities offer restaurants, museums and more:

Lakes in the area offer fishing, boating and water sports:

The Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument protects the site of prehistoric flint quarries.

Directions:

The park is 3.5 miles north of State Highway 86 in Quitaque on FM 1065.

The Park HQ is located at:
Latitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) N: °34 ’24 48.31″ 
Longitude
 (degrees, minutes, seconds) W: °101 ’03 32.54″

(806) 455-1492

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