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Palo Duro Riding Stables

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Address: 10160 East State Highway 217, Canyon, TX 79015
Phone Number: +1 806-488-2799
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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.)

Don't forget to bring your camera!

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Best place in town!

I took my German friend out there riding and we absolutely loved it! Very friendly and informative staff and we both felt safe. I wouldn't go anywhere else in Amarillo/canyon to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
alisha c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my German friend out there riding and we absolutely loved it! Very friendly and informative staff and we both felt safe. I wouldn't go anywhere else in Amarillo/canyon to go riding!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the very first contact over the phone with Kristin, it was a warm, fun experience. These people and this family love what they do and you can absolutely tell that they love sharing it with you!! From the moment we stepped on to the property, they made us feel like we were a part of their family. We looked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't get to ride often but I've been to the Palo Duro Riding Stables many times over the years. Mr. Sorenson ran a class A operation. Jessie, his son has been running the stables for years now. Top grade herd and customer interaction. The tradition has been carried on and even better than I remembered. This is a family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jesse, Kristin, and the crew clearly care about their horses and customers. They are attentive to details, personable, excellent with children and novice riders, and committed to providing guests with a safe and comfortable riding experience. We loved our ride into the beautiful canyon, and we thank you, Palo Duro Riding Stables, for helping to make our trip a perfect... More 

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Graham, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the trail ride in June & they really took care of everyone . They were so nice & really took care of the kids & made sure everyone had the right horse. Jesse & his family made this a great first experience for my grand kids. It was enjoyed by all ages from 5 to 59. The trail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I could not have asked for a more personable experience from Jesse Sorenson and his crew. The horses were very obliging. The views of the canyon were spectacular, but what really makes the experience worthwhile was the interaction with the staff. They pride themselves all southern hospitality and that could not be further from the truth. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a most enjoyable time with the ladies at Palo Duro Riding Stables. They picked just the right horse of each person in our family. Two of whom had never been on a horse. We all agreed we would like to get back here in the fall.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family had been looking forward to this ride for a couple months and it exceeded our expectations! We were visiting in the area for the holiday and I knew the scenery at the canyon would be a great backdrop for a horseback ride. The hospitality and helpfulness of this family business and it's staff was just a bonus! They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 4 had an absolutely wonderful time. Jessie & Kristen are very personable & make everyone feel at ease. Kaitlyn was bringing up the rear with me & she was very knowledgeable about the area & we talked the entire ride. The landscape is beautiful & I can't recommend this establishment enough!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really great experience. I'm a total beginner and my partner is a very experienced rider and we both had a really great time. Jessie, Kristen and the rest of the guides are friendly, helpful and full of interesting chat about the area and the horses. It's a family business with a real warm welcome. An authentic experience... More 

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