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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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Wanted to see the canyon from horseback

Our guides, Jesse, Kristen, and Jason are a family that runs the business. Fantastic horses... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Bryan P
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Plano, Texas
Best Trail Riding Experience EVER!!!

The highlight of my trip! Best horses ever, Jesse and Kristen were friendly, caring and safety... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Maryannjone
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The finest and the friendliest since 1962, Palo Duro Riding Stables is the longest running 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
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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
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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!

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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

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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

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Reviewed 5 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
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Reviewed 25 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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Reviewed 23 July 2017

My family of four took the 1 1/2 hour morning tour and enjoyed it immensely. Our guides, Jesse and Jason, took great care of us and were very personable throughout the ride. Not only did I learn about the flora and fauna of the area...More

Thank DeborahBouis
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

As part of our Texas roadtrip we wanted to make sure we experienced a bit of the historic western days. One of the things we felt we shouldn’t skip was going on a horseback ride. We found Jesse and Kristin’s riding stable after a thorough...More

Thank Philippe S
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 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 15 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
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sdavis1960
23 March 2018|
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Response from Jesse S | Property representative |
Unfortunately, I don’t think it would be a great idea. It’s not something our horses are accustomed to. I don’t think they would do anything, but as soon as I say that, something would happen. We just want everybody to be... More
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pinkyvw
8 March 2018|
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Response from Jesse S | Property representative |
Weather permitting, we’re open year round, by reservation only. We offer one hour rides for $50/rider and hour and a half rides for $75. We ride into a part of Palo Duro Canyon that has been in our family for over 50 years... More
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Kathy M
5 March 2018|
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Response from Jesse S | Property representative |
You definitely need a reservation! Spring break is our busiest week of the year. We still have a few spots left so give us a call soon. We’d love to have ya! (806)488-2799
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