Caprock Canyons Upper Big Loop

MODERATE 5 reviews

Caprock Canyons Upper Big Loop is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Quitaque, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

7.3 miles
1148 feet



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


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.

Spent four days backpacking/camping here with a camping group. We also booked the tour for the bats at the mining area. It was very, very dry and dusty until a storm quickly rolled through. The Heavy rain washed several tents away in a matter of minutes. Mine stayed standing possibly because I used 4 steel tent stakes. Next year, I'd like to visit in the fall to enjoy longer hikes.

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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.