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Palo Duro Riding Stables

#4 of 18 things to do in Canyon Features Animals
10160 E State Highway 217, Canyon, TX 79015-8701
+1 806-488-2799
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Hi, so we have tweens and not teenagers:). But this is one of the best horseback rides we have ever... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Palo Duro Riding Stables

The perfect way to get to see the interior of the Canyon without having to hike in the intense... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
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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
+1 806-488-2799
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, so we have tweens and not teenagers:). But this is one of the best horseback rides we have ever went on. They were great with my kids and the horses were so well. They were well taken care and can tell they are "at...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The perfect way to get to see the interior of the Canyon without having to hike in the intense summer heat. The horses were beautiful and well mannered, the guides spectacular, the Canyon shady and cool! We got great history and stories from our guides...More

Thank JanHHa
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A family owned and run place, dedicated to showing the fun and spirit of the old west. The horses were assigned according to our experience and everyone enjoyed the hour ride through the shady trails in the canyon. A family of four, along with my...More

Thank Lorna407
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Fabulous ride! Jesse, Christine and staff are awesome. The horses are gorgeous and spoiled rotten. Beautiful scenery and a great history lesson!!! Don't miss it.

Thank Lesa S
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The owners were super friendly and super helpful. I highly recommend to al skill levels. We saw a lot of sheep on the trail.

Thank dianemK9206NZ
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I use to come out as child and young adult with my family and it was great then. Finally had a chance to take my daughter and a niece and they had a blast. It was their first time riding solo. Caitlin and Kristin were...More

Thank Michael79106
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Palo Duro Riding Stables was my favorite part of my trip to Amarillo and Palo Duro Canyon. I booked our ride after reading the many glowing reviews on TripAdvisor (you're welcome, future riders!). PDRS did not disappoint. I spoke with Kristin on the phone when...More

Thank Diane30
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We're a young family of four. Master 8 got his own horse whilst Miss 4 sat double with me. It was their first time on horses and Jesse with all his crew made sure they stayed safe, were comfortable, and had a lot of fun!...More

Thank Jane J
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Couldn't recommend this stables enough! Me and my husband had such an amazing experience, what a wonderful family that own it, and such knowledgeable guides about the land, and Jesse's family who have owned the land and stables for a fair time! Anyone wanting to...More

Thank treesheep-baa
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My sister took me here for my birthday. It was my very first time on a horse and it could not have been at a better place. The staff were great and very knowledgeable. Loved listening to them talk about the history during the ride....More

Thank Jason H
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Nancy B
13 May 2017|
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Response from kowgirl7 | Property representative |
Hi Nancy! We don't have an age limit here. We start kiddos on their own horse at the age of five. Any younger can ride with a parent, the weight of the adult will be taken into consideration.
4 March 2017|
Response from kowgirl7 | Property representative |
Absolutely!! We have some amazing kid horses.
LaTwanea D
26 October 2016|
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Response from kowgirl7 | Property representative |
We're open by reservation only, all year, weather permitting. 😉 We offer one hour rides for $50/rider and through the fall and winter months, we also have 1 1/2 hour rides for $75. I start taking reservations, by phone... More