We’re almost to the Panhandle - time for another Texas State Park.
Caprock Canyons is located about 100 miles southeast of Amarillo in the town of Quitaque (which even the town website can’t decide how to pronounce - mentioning both “kitty-quay” and “kit-ta-kway” ).
Located in the Plains region of Texas, the beautiful red caverns are a nice suprise. In addition to the interesting plant life, it has lots of wildlife, including the official bison herd of the State of Texas. The park has:
- 35 Campsites with electric/water, equestrian and primitive tent sites
- Hiking, mountain biking, and horse-back riding trails
- Swimming, fishing and boating in the no-wake lake
- Intermittent AT&T coverage and no Verizon signal
What We Liked
We made two trips into the park. On our first trip we drove the scenic drive through the park, getting out of the truck to take in the beautiful views. We also spotted wildlife along the way, including the bison that the park is known for.
For our second trip we headed in about an hour before sunset. We wanted to see the caverns in a different light than the high-noon sun we’d seen during our first trip.
Before the sun went down we had fun looking for the ground hogs, roadrunners, and bison. In fact, we had a closeup view of a bison that popped out of the bushes a few yards in front of our truck.
After the sun went down we had a beautiful view of the stars.