Welcome To

Off-Road & Overlanding

It’s time to play, relax, and enjoy life at the largest playground in Texas! MERUS Adventure™ is a multi-sport adventure park that offers off-roading and overlanding and is open to full-sized vehicles that meet our restrictions.

Our trails are open to all brands and models of full-size vehicles. We offer trails from mild to wild,
sand to rock, narrow to wide,
and everything in between.

No matter your skill level, we have something for everyone! Our trails are rated to accommodate absolute beginners all the way up to extreme off-road veterans. 

Check out how you can visit and experience these trails for yourself!

How to Off-Road/Overland

at MERUS Adventure™?

Lodging Reservation

Off-road passes can be added on to any type of lodging reservation (tent/overland, RV, cabin, etc.) You need a pass for every day you intend to enjoy the trails.

Join a Tour

Come join a guided off-road tour and enjoy a day out on the trails! When the tour is done you still have access to the trails for the rest of the day.

Come with a Group

Get a group of at least 3 rigs and come enjoy some off-roading at the park! We offer packages from 1 Day all the way to 4 Day/3 Nights.

Looking for a Jeep Rental to Hit the Trails?

What are the trails like?

Our Trail Rating System

We have hand-built and machine-built trails to offer a wide variety of wheeling on the already wide variety of terrain in the canyon. MERUS Adventure™ Park currently offers 50+ miles of off-road/ Overlanding trails. We have trails available for every skill level!


Fully stock 4×4 vehicles are fine. No mods needed


Some stock vehicles to slightly lifted vehicles with 32″ + tires


2″+ lift kit with 35″+ tires recommended


3″+ lifts, 37″+ tires and lockers recommended


High clearance vehicles, 40″+ tires, and lockers recommended

Have You Done the TrailRecon Challenge Yet?

Be Up to Date

Electronic versions of our trails are available via the Gaia GPS app. You may also download PDFs of our trails. Paper copies are available for purchase at our office.

By downloading our folder, any new trails that we add will automatically get updated on your account.

Some Rules

Off-Road Vehicle Restrictions

MERUS Adventure™ Park is open to full-sized vehicles that meet our restrictions. Open to all brands and models of full-size vehicles. Stock and modified vehicles are welcome at the park but there are a few restrictions that do apply:

43" Max Tire Size Restriction

Taken From manufacturer’s size guide on the tire. We had to draw the line somewhere. High horsepower, large tire vehicles easily destroy the land and can create 3-foot ruts that cause extreme erosion in the canyon.

Custom-Built Vehicles Must Have a Firewall.

Buggies and custom-built full-size vehicles are allowed in the park, however, they MUST have a firewall. This is for safety reasons and the protection of drivers and passengers.

All Vehicles Must Be Insured

We understand that insurance may not cover you if you roll or damage your own vehicle, that’s not why we require it. We require it in the event you damage someone else’s vehicle whether in the parking lot, on a park road, or on the trails.

Vehicles Must Have an Exhaust within reasonable loudness

We get it, it’s subjective. However, you know when you have a loud vehicle and nobody wants to hear you from across the canyon. No open headers, straight pipe, or glass packs. This park is for the enjoyment of all who come here.

No Side x Sides

No ATV's

No Motorcycles

know Before You Show

GMRS Radio

We require every vehicle to have a GMRS radio. We do rent them for $7/day if needed.

Fire Extinguisher

We require every vehicle in the park to have a fire extinguisher on board. We sell them for $30 if you need one.

Recovery Gear

Be sure to have all the appropriate recovery gear you may need. A winch, tow rope, and soft shackles are strongly encouraged.

Fuel Up

Make sure your vehicle is full of fuel and if you are staying multiple days it's always a good idea to bring extra!


Everyone (including children) in your vehicle must have a waiver signed prior to the start of the tour.

Client Testimonials

Adventure Talks

Based on 258 reviews
dan perrin
dan perrin
July 7, 2023.
Awesome park, really fun
Samuel Painter
Samuel Painter
July 7, 2023.
Great off road park! Beautiful scenery!
James Pritchard
James Pritchard
June 12, 2023.
Went out here with a group of friends with a very diverse group of vehicles, two Jeeps, one Tundra, One Tacoma, an F150 and two Land Rovers (one of which had no low range!!) and we had a great time. At some point we took a wrong turn and ended up on a black trail when we intended on only going on green and blue trails. It was rough but using teamwork we made it through! We camped two nights and the Merus staff did everything to brief us on their safety measures and accommodations. The lady at the front desk was very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. If you're looking for a great place to camp and wheel, anything from mild to wild, look no further than Merus!!
Stephen Kick
Stephen Kick
June 11, 2023.
Awesome trip. Guide on the Green tour was great. Definitely going back.
June 8, 2023.
This place is amazing. It has trails that fit any rig from stock to buggy and everything in between. I attended the Texas Toyota Takeover and spent 4 days in the park and may have seen a 10th of the park. Check the website for details about amenities. There is an office building near the front gate that has 2 bathrooms with shower open 24/7 if you’re doing a primitive camp. There are other off-road parks that say they are the best in Texas but this place will soon become the number one spot. Highly recommend spending a few days out there. You won’t regret it.
David Slaten
David Slaten
June 7, 2023.
An amazing place to escape the urban grind and drive as challenging of a 4WD trail as you wish to explore. The staff are incredibly friendly and focused on creating a great learning and adventurous environment.
June 6, 2023.
Merus is absolutely amazing and it's getting better every time I visit. New facilities, camp grounds, cabins, glamping, hiking trails and off road trails are popping up every couple months. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Thank you Merus crew for opening and maintaining such a wonderful place and allowing people to truly experience Palo Duro Canyon without litter, without trash, and without obnoxious noise. Instead you get peaceful nature, clean facilities, no litter, and beautiful landscape. This place is truly amazing and I am excited to come back very soon.
Kasey Harris
Kasey Harris
May 29, 2023.
Attended MAP’s first Adventure Her event and had the best time ever. The scenery and place is mesmerizing. Gorgeous canyons. Even though it rained and was cold and windy the first night, the staff and owners were extremely present and attentive to help provide anyone with assistance following the storm. They even gave my friend an additional air mattress to borrow. The Jeep trails are pristine and dedicated only to off road vehicles (no bikes or motorcycles). There were 101 classes, spotters and safety protocols that made the weekend feel fun but safe. Absolutely will be at this place again and again. Can’t wait for their new camping sites to open!