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Palo Duro Riding Stables

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10160 E State Highway 217, Canyon, TX 79015-8701
+1 806-488-2799
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One of the best parts of our trip to Palo Duro Canyon!!

Amazing ride with great people. Jesse, Christina and Kodi were the best. Personal attention to... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Dallas, Texas
First class trail riding fun

This is a first class operation in every way. Good, healthy horses are matched to the rider’s skill... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Denton, Texas
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The finest and the friendliest since 1962, Palo Duro Riding Stables was the first riding stable established in and around Palo Duro Canyon. One of the canyon's best kept secrets, come ride under some of the oldest and largest cottonwoods in the panhandle water your horse from spring water coming right out of the canyon wall. Family owned and operated for over 50 years, our wranglers are knowledgeable and friendly, upholding true southern hospitality. The perfect opportunity to get together in the great outdoors, enhance your family vacation with a trail ride. No age limit! (Smaller children can ride with a parent. Some restrictions apply.) Don't forget to bring your camera!
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10160 E State Highway 217, Canyon, TX 79015-8701
10160 E State Highway 217, Canyon, TX 79015-8701
+1 806-488-2799
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Amazing ride with great people. Jesse, Christina and Kodi were the best. Personal attention to every detail made the ride most memorable. Would definitely recommend to everyone!!

Thank spurlockcheryl
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This is a first class operation in every way. Good, healthy horses are matched to the rider’s skill and comfort level. All safety aspects are respected and observed. The beautiful trail ride is enhanced with an awesome landscape, a little history and personalized insights into...More

1  Thank Triaero
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Jesse, Christina and Kodi are an amazing family keeping history alive. This is a beautiful way to see the bottom of the canyon, but what was best is seeing this family keeping history alive and how they treat the extended family members, "their horses". I...More

1  Thank HavingatimeinTexas
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome couple, awesome horses, awesome day. My kids (7,8,12) all had a blast. They were super helpful and accommodating, and the horses weren't all mindless drones. Highly recommend for families.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our guides, Jesse, Kristen, and Jason are a family that runs the business. Fantastic horses, knowledge and tour. We were fascinated by the history of the canyon from the family that has owned it for many years. Great trip. Loved it.

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The highlight of my trip! Best horses ever, Jesse and Kristen were friendly, caring and safety conscience! I am planning a trip back just to go here again!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Thank Maryannjone
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Palo Duro Riding Stables was the absolute highlight of our trip to the State Park. This is a family-owned business on private property that is just outside of the park. We left the park to ride horses rather than use the stables inside of...More

Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The only horse I ever rode before was a coin operated horse in the mall many years ago. But I got to tell you, Palo Duro Riding Stables owner and staff... and Skippy (my ride) made this almost 2 hour adventure a walk in the...More

1  Thank MACatGonetothedogs
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Arrived at stables for 8am Monday morning ride with our granddaughters (11 & 13). We were warmly greeted by Kristen and Jason and were matched up with horses that would best fit us! Very tame, well mannered horses. Due to recent rain, we were the...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We took the 1.5 hour ride on fourth of July. My kids included a teenager, a tween and a five-year-old. We were going on a road trip to National Parks, and this was the only place that would let me five year old ride. First...More

Thank Muslimmomof3
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Questions & Answers
Emma V
19 November 2017|
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Response from kowgirl7 | Property representative |
Hi Emma! We don’t usually post prices because they’re always subject to change. Right now, we offer one hour rides for $50/rider and hour and a half rides for $75. If you have any other questions, feel free to give us a... More
Tori B
3 October 2017|
Response from kowgirl7 | Property representative |
Hi Tori! Unfortunately, we do not have anywhere for your dog to stay. With us having working dogs, we can’t really allow other dogs in the area. I apologize if this poses a problem for your visit with us. -Kristin Sorenson
29 July 2017|
Response from kowgirl7 | Property representative |
Hi there! Did I just speak to you over the phone?