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“Great introduction to Palo Duro Canyon!”

Palo Duro Riding Stables
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Canyon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed August 18, 2013

We started our day at Palo Duro Canyon with a horse ride led by Jesse and Noah. Our teenage boys ages 13-18 were all smiles. We learned about the history of the canyon, red-tailed hawks, lizards, bobcats, and of course their wonderful horses. The boys are still raving about it! Thanks for showing us the Canyon the way it was explored by cowboys of the old west. Our favorite horse name......Yahte-Heaay, of course. =)

1  Thank Drifftwood
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

In spite of this being a 100+ degree day, our ride with Jesse of the Palo Duro Stables was one of the highlights of our 2 week Colorado and Texas trip to show my boys America. Jesse's trails, on his family land on the edge of the canyon, are varied in terrain, provide some much-needed and effective shade, and some great views and Kodak photo moments. If you are city slickers like my 16 and 14 year olds and me, you feel like you died and went to Western movie heaven. We are virtual beginners on horseback, but were fine riding the well-maintained and well-trained horses (the initial descent to the main part of the trail looks worse than it is, and after that its easy).

We've been on other scenic rides on this trip though, and the intangible that makes this one the winner was riding with Jesse, who is a great guy and really personalized the ride. This is not just some anonymous trail ride, and this isn't just some anonymous trail. Jesse points out various structures built by his father and him over the decades on the trail, including an old Wild West town near the end that is really cool.

Palo Duro Canyon is beautiful, a ton less crowded and visited than the Grand Canyon, but out of the way. If you do make it out there, you owe it to yourself to go riding with Jesse. My boys and. I hope to be able to do it again, someday. Thanks Jesse.

2  Thank Rob B
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Wonderfully friendly guides, well-behaved and cared for horses, and breath taking scenery into the Palo Duro Canyon. Highly recommend...horses were so well-behaved and a pleasure to ride. Guides made us feel like family! :)

2  Thank Mimicry12
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

I would defiantly recommend to anyone. It was a great view with beautiful horses and friendly staff. It's perfect for all ages. We will be going back soon we enjoyed our experience so much. Great prices its worth every penny!!!

3  Thank Nessakaylee36
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

I can't say enough about Palo Duro Riding Stables. It was so authentic in a beautiful setting with gorgeous horses and friendly people. We loved the entire experience and highly recommend it for all ages. We'll make a point of letting everyone know about this place.

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