Scenic USA - Texas

Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
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Caprock Canyon State Park

Caprock Canyon State Park

Photo furnished by Eric Slotboom
Houston Freeways.com

     The Caprock Canyon State Park takes in 14,000 acres, including some of the most scenic areas in Texas. Cliffs and canyonlands, carved by erosion, create a wonderful playground for sightseers, hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. A three mile park road winds through these Texas badlands and turns into a thrill ride with 16 percent grades, complete with a compliment of twists and turns. The park also features camping, picnicking, fishing and boating. The 120 acre Lake Theo gives a change of pace from the arid canyonlands.
     Some of the best red rock vistas are reached by trail. Trail distances range from the short Mesa Trail, to Caprock Canyon Trailway, a 64 mile hiking, biking and equestrian route. The trailway follows a section of the disused Fort Worth and Denver Railroad bed. The highlight along this lengthy trail is the Clarity Tunnel.


 

 

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