Caprock Canyons State Park in Quitaque is home to the Official Bison Herd of the State of Texas!
“Imagine a place where marbled redrock canyons slice through a vast landscape dominated by table top-flat plains, where miniature mountains pierce an azure sky, where historic railroad bridges seem to float in space and the descendants of ancient bison herds graze native grasses. Welcome to one of Texas’ best kept secrets – Caprock Canyons State Park.” ~ Texas Parks and Wildlife
The park offers day-use and camping facilities; hiking; wildlife watching; horseback riding; mountain-biking; boating on a no-wake lake (120 surface acres, 30 feet when full); fishing; lake swimming; a scenic drive; bat viewing; guided tours; and seasonal concessions offering horse rentals. Almost 90 miles of multiuse trails range from the very difficult in rugged terrain to trails with less than 3 percent grade. About 25 miles of the trails include cliffs and drop-offs, with steep climbs and descents that are recommended only for the experienced equestrian and mountain bike riders.
There are 13 trails in all (some still under construction), including six along the Trailway, which are each approximately 10 miles long with parking lots at each trailhead.
Resource Texas Parks and Wildlife | Photo by Jason Hedges