Merus Adventure Park Review

Merus Adventure Park Review

Merus Adventure Park is one of the newest off road parks in Texas and delivers big adventure with stunning terrain. Located in the Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, drivers begin on the rim of the canyon before descending into the canyon. Trails range from park roads to expert only trails. In addition to offering off road trails, the park offers camping, hiking, mountain biking, and cave exploring. Private memberships are available and tours are provided on specific dates. Amenities include camping sites (RV and dispersed), cabins, and a pavilion. They are adding additional amenities so visit their website for additional information.

As of 10/26/2022:

NameMerus Adventure Park
RegionPanhandle
Acres5,200
OHVYes
SxSNo
MotorcycleNo
4 WheelNo
HikeYes
BikeYes
OtherN/A
Avg Difficulty3.5
Trail Miles50
BathroomsYes
ShowersNo
Primitive CampingYes
RV SpotsYes
CabinsYes
Pavilion/GroupsYes

Merus Adventure Park uses several rating categories: Green, Blue, Black (similar to a ski slope) and then Black/2x Black, Double Black and the most intense Purple. In our experience, the Blue trails can be plenty challenging (see our Merus Adventure off road trails description video) while the Black and harder can require significant enhancements to your vehicle. Most of Merus Adventure park is marked as Blue (32%) while all Black and harder trails account for a large percentage of total terrain (38%). For this reason – we marked the average difficulty of the park at 3.5/5.

As of 10/26/22#%
Green1029.41%
Blue1132.35%
Black617.65%
Black/2x Black38.82%
Double Black38.82%
Purple12.94%
Total Trails34100.00%

Our favorite trails were VR4 North, Merus 101 and the Salt Fork Creek trails.

What We Love:

  • Amazing views from atop and in the Palo Duro Canyon
  • Challenging trails with a variety of difficulty
  • Solitude – there’s not a lot of people out there

What We Don’t:

  • No cell service in the canyon (some people will appreciate that!)

Merus Adventure Park is an amazing place and experience and the one of only a few spots in the state that give you the feeling of driving in Colorado, Utah or Arizona. You should put it on your list of parks to visit.

Read our additional posts on Merus Adventure Park:

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Best Overlanding in Texas at Merus Adventure – Interview

Is Merus Adventure Park Good For Overlanding

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