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    Caprock by Amarillo -Bring my Bikes?

    I'm visiting my brother down in west texas for Thanksgiving.

    He lives about 30 minutes from an area called the "Caprock".

    Is it worth hauling my bikes from the midwest to ride this area? How many miles of trails are down there? Is the single track any good? Where does this trail start?

    My son and I ride and race up here and have 29" 4" travel bikes.

    Should we just hang out and eat brisket and watch college/pro football?

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    Not sure how close you’ll be to paloduro canyon, so check it out online. Could be worth hauling the bikes.


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    Amarillo is 20 miles from Palo Duro Canyon which is one of the top places to ride in Texas. Over 30 miles of trail.

    Caprock Canyons is over an hour and half away from Amarillo. I know they have bike trails but I am not familiar with them since Palo Duro Canyon is my backyard.

    So are you staying in Amarillo?

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    I rode palo duro earlier this year and would not hesitate to do it again. The scenery is top notch. Bring the bikes!

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    we are staying in Plainview, TX. South of Amarillo about 50 miles.

    thanks for all the help!
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    Plainview... one of the most honestly named cities in the US.


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    Caprock has a few fun sections, but mostly pretty sandy. Palo Duro for riding. Caprock always seems to have camping vacancies though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arctic slalom View Post
    we are staying in Plainview, TX. South of Amarillo about 50 miles.

    thanks for all the help!
    I pulled up google maps and Palo Duro Canyon is 59 min from Plainview and Caprock Canyons is 66 min from Plainview.

    PDC is always noted as one the top places to ride in Texas and even most of the US. Never hear anything about Caprock Canyons. Personally, I would drive to PDC and its 10 min closer!

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    I've never heard anything good about Caprock. It appears to be mostly loose rock and sand and double-track.

    But I just spent the weekend in Palo Duro and I highly recommend it. It was good enough that I spent 3 days riding there and never got bored. I drove 7.5 hours to get there and it's certainly worth it. Being just an hour away is a no-brainer.

    The middle day ride, for example: https://www.strava.com/activities/1289140848
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