Caprock Canyons Upper Big Loop is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Quitaque, TX that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
Directions from Amarillo, TX: Take US Highway 27 south. The park is 3.5 miles north of State Highway 86 in Quitaque on FM 1065.
25 miles of trails thru impressive canyonland. All are for hiking, most are open to bikes. Trails along the canyon floor are wide and easy, except for sandy crossings thru the creekbeds. Those that go back to the furthest reaches of the park are more steep, narrow, and rough....high difficulty. This is a beautiful park that rarely has big crowds. Busiest time is spring break. As far as the mountain biking goes, most of the trails open to this activity are very sandy. Most difficult trails are the upper and lower canyon trails, where the loose sand can be up to a foot deep. Hint: if you are biking, start from the front of the park. That will put you at the top of the canyon and the trails from there all drop down to the bottom. It is more fun to ride downhill, as the climbing back up the opposite direction are excruciating.