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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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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 2 November 2017
Triaero
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Denton, Texas
via mobile
Great place people and horses

Jesse, Christina and Kodi are an amazing family keeping history alive. This is a beautiful way to... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
HavingatimeinTexas
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Washington, Texas
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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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+1 806-488-2799
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Reviewed 2 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

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Reviewed 25 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

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Reviewed 13 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.

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Reviewed 8 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.

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Reviewed 30 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 10 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

1  Thank Courtney B
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Reviewed 6 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

2  Thank MACatGonetothedogs
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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 24 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

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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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