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    Palo Duro Canyon with Kids

    I'm taking my 7 & 9 year old to Palo Duro Canyon for some hiking and biking. Both of them have Orbea kids mountain bikes with rim brakes. Are they going to have any issues with only having rim brakes on the trails there? Both are decent riders.

    Any recommended trails or ones to avoid?

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    Subscribed.... Were trying to go there next year..

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    Rim brakes in Palo should be fine. Snakes are more a concern than brakes.

    Do you use Trailforks?

    https://www.trailforks.com/region/pa...lon=-101.65894
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    Thanks fredcook! Hopefully it will be cool enough that we won't have to worry about snakes, but we are always on the lookout! My wife actually ran over a copperhead a few weeks ago at one of our local trails!

    I don't use Trailforks, but it looks great. I'll be sure and download it for our trip.

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    Using Trailforks has the advantage of not requiring cell coverage, which may be useful at Palo Duro.
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    Palo Duro Canyon State Park was amazing. Most of the trails are flowy blues and greens. We spent 3 full days at the park hiking/biking and will definitely be going back. The Lighthouse Trail is the one of the easiest in the park, but a lot of fun (it was also the busiest). Capitol Peak Trail was our favorite trail and is only for mountain bikes. There were a few technical sections, but they were short and were followed by easier sections. There was a pack of coyotes that started howling very loudly as we rode through the middle of the canyon on this trail. We didn't see any, but it was really cool hearing them in the middle of the afternoon.

    In my opinion, this is a great place to bring your kids. The park is really weird/cool...basically like Moab meets Sedona in the middle of West Texas. We hit Caprock State Park on the way home and did a quick ride there and the kids got their junior ranger badges. We will definitely be going back to Caprock to spend more time there as well.

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    I've never been there this time of year (been there during Summer). May have to try it.
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