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Palo Duro Riding Stables

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Address: 10160 E State Highway 217, Canyon, TX 79015-8701
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+1 806-488-2799

The finest and the friendliest since 1962, Palo Duro Riding Stables was the...

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.)

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Great History, Amazing Hospitality

My sister, daughter and I had an amazing time with this wonderful family outfit. The history behind the family land was so interesting! The crews' hospitality and kindness was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister, daughter and I had an amazing time with this wonderful family outfit. The history behind the family land was so interesting! The crews' hospitality and kindness was wonderful and they were so accommodating. We saw a red tailed hawk, and sheep, along with awesome scenery, not to mention the very beautiful horses. We would highly recommend this company... More 

Thank Desiree D
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super friendly family. Multigenerational family business. Awesome views. Our 5 year old rode by herself and had a blast. Our family of four was paired perfectly with the appropriate horses. If you want a unique canyon experience this place is a can't miss.

Thank juanzworld
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This past weekend I visited Palo Duro riding stables for the first time. My friends and I had a wonderful time riding horses in the canyon. I highly recommend checking out this riding stable. Jesse and his wife were the friendliest/kindest couple I've ever met! Can't wait to go back again soon!

Thank September S
Sherman, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Loved every minute of the ride , the guides was awesome and gave a great tour of their family land . Its a part of the canyon you can only see on one of there tours . The horses was very well trained and behaved . We cant wait to come back and do the 1hr 1/2 ride next time... More 

Thank arkbart4
Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Well, as a virtual lifetime resident of Amarillo, I have been to Palo Duro Canyon literally hundreds of times and I feel like I have seen the canyon and know most of what it has to offer. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised! The canyon views along this horse path are magnificent and so different from other parts of the canyon.... More 

Thank BigDavis
Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had the most beautiful day in November to ride. Just our group of 5 plus 2 others. Jesse and his wife and both other workers were so great at giving information about their history with the canyon and fun personal stories. It was so fun to hear stories about each individual horse and how they got their names. Our... More 

Thank ddavisrainbow1
Isanti, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

My husband and I visited the Texas Panhandle the last week of October 2016. We were in the area sightseeing after reading "Empire of the Summer Moon" by SC Gwynne, which is about the Comanche Indians and in particular, Quanah Parker. We were interested in seeing the geologic formations (Llano Estacado) including Palo Duro Canyon. Wow. What a way to... More 

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Platte City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Awesome experience today with Palo Duro Riding Stables. This is a family owned business and it shows with the enthusiasm, experience and care Jesse uses to make sure everyone has a good time. The horses were wonderful, the trail interesting and beautiful and getting all the family history of the land made it a personal experience. We will definitely do... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

From the moment you meet Jesse and Kristin you are part of the family ranch. I would give them seven stars the experience is so much fun. Texas all the way from the long horn sheep to the rocky canyon. Great horses!!! I was not an experience rider and my husband was and they matched us with perfect horses. Can't... More 

1 Thank 2oldnomads
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great ride with great people. My husband and I really enjoyed the ride and the canyon was beautiful. The owner and his family do a great job. Loved it.

Thank Barbara B

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