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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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Highlight of our trip to Amarillo

Awesome couple, awesome horses, awesome day. My kids (7,8,12) all had a blast. They were super... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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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
Plano, 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
+1 806-488-2799
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

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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
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
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
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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Tori B
4 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?
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.