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Caprock Canyons State Park near Amarillo, TX

850 Caprock Canyon Park Rd Quitaque, TX 79255

Caprock Canyon State Park is a Texas state park located about 80 miles southeast of Amarillo, Texas. The Park is the third largest state park in the state at over 15,000 acres in size. With a diverse landscape of canyons, plateaus and areas of small hills known as the Rolling Plains, Caprock Canyon host a variety of plant and animal life that visitors can view and enjoy any time of year.

In 2011, a heard of bison were released into the park to roam over 700 acres within the park, by 2014 additional bison were released, and the herds roaming area increased to 10,000 acres. These powerful and majestic animals can be viewed by visitors from a safe distance while touring the parks many wonders. In addition to bison, mule deer, coyotes, roadrunners and foxes make their homes in Caprock Canyon Sate Park, and can be seen in their native habitat.

The park first opened in 1982, and by 1993, a hiking, biking and horse trail was created from a disused railway through the park, crossing through several counties. The trailway was created after the Fort Worth and Denver railroad lines were abandoned.

Nearby attractions to Caprock Canyon worth visiting include: Lake Meredith located just 130 miles north of the park that offers fishing and boating, and Palo Duro Canyon State Park, only 93 miles northwest which boast spectacular scenic views and an outdoor musical drama that is definitely worth seeing.


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