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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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Wonderful time spent on horseback in the canyon

We had a party of 6 riders(4 adults and 2 kids) and had an amazing time on horseback with Jesse and... read more

Reviewed today
TexasTraveler08
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Dallas
Great experience

Took our girls (8 & 12) for their first ever ride. Jesse & Christi we’re fantastic - so welcoming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leah S
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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 today

We had a party of 6 riders(4 adults and 2 kids) and had an amazing time on horseback with Jesse and Kristin and Bo. We did the 1 hour ride as the trail for the 1.5 had been washed out due to recent rains and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our girls (8 & 12) for their first ever ride. Jesse & Christi we’re fantastic - so welcoming and friendly. The canyon was beautiful, the ride was fantastic. We’ll never forget Peekaboo and Red, Coyote and Sissy. Thank you for a great experience!

1  Thank Leah S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jessie and the guys at Palo Duro Riding Stables are the real deal. You get to experience a part of the canyon not seen by most and listen to stories along the way like only a third generation resident can tell. They went out of...More

2  Thank Al H
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Coming from St. Louis, MO I have only been on a horse a handful of times....the last time was about 7 years ago and it ended badly. With that being said, I was a little hesitant to ride again but my 4 year old daughter...More

1  Thank Sarah L
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Loved our ride and the gorgeous scenery. Jesse and family obviously love the land, their horses, and the people they take on rides. We felt like part of their family! We were very well prepared for the ride and all 4 staff rode with us,...More

2  Thank garywL8552YD
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Jesse and the gang are the best you are going to find for trail riding in the Panhandle. They give you one-on-one attention, their horses are just as caring and compassionate, and the location is a gift from God. All of the gang made it...More

1  Thank Terri M
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Wonderful family who shared their love of horses and the canyon they call home with us on our vacation. I highly recommend Palo Duro Riding Stables for all age. These folks and their horses are great and the scenery is gorgeous, plus, they will take...More

1  Thank OklahomaMtnLady
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

My son and I had such a great time on our ride. We did the 1.5 hr ride. I recommend making advance reservations. If we hadn’t, we wouldn’t had been able to go. They can book up, as they limit the group size to better...More

2  Thank Ja_Brett
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We came to Amarillo for a mini spring break getaway with our 5 & 7 year old. The highlight of the whole trip was our horseback riding through the canyon. The family that owns and runs this place were super friendly & accommodating. My 7...More

1  Thank Erika G
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Great personalized ride in a part of the canyon that is less-traveled than the state park and doesn't have all the hikers.

1  Thank Tim087
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sdavis1960
March 22, 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
March 7, 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
March 5, 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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