December 7-10, 2023

What is OOA Patreon Weekend?

This event is exclusive to Ozark Overland Adventure Patreon Members. All skill levels of adventurers are welcome, to join Matt and Cara for an incredible weekend exploring and building community!


of Adventure with Ozark Overland Adventures

What is merus adventure™?

MERUS Adventure™ is Texas’ premier private adventure park located in the second-largest canyon in North America; Palo Duro Canyon.

We offer world-class off-roading, overlanding, camping, hiking, caving, and more in a family-friendly environment. Our park offers over 6,500 acres of the most pristine and beautiful land in Texas.

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. 

For more information about our off-road & overlanding trails, click here and head over to our website to learn more!

Things to experience at merus adventure™

As you navigate the park you have opportunities to see incredible sites including:

  • A 120-year-old logging cable system
  • Large pieces of petrified wood
  • Hoodoos
  • Purple dirt from the Aquatic Era when the canyon was underwater
  • The spectacular earth underground when you venture into one of the many caves along the route


  • Thursday – Arrive at MERUS Adventure™
  • Friday 9am – MERUS Adventure™ Test Track (back for lunch)
  • Friday 1pm – Trail Rides (back for dinner)
  • Friday evening – hang out
  • Saturday 9am – Trail Rides (back for lunch)
  • Saturday 1pm – Trail Rides (back for dinner)
  • Saturday evening – hang out
  • Sunday – Head Home

MERUS Recommended Gear

  • A 4×4 capable overlanding rig
  • A winch is recommended
  • Recovery gear (straps and shackles)
  • A place to sleep (Roof Top Tent, Ground Tent, or Offroad Trailer)
  • Ability to cook and clean for yourself
  • Capacity to carry your own water supply. There will be a place to fill water at the park.
  • Clothing and footwear for outdoor activities such as hiking, caving, and overlanding.
  • A GMRS radio
  • A fire extinguisher
  • All trailers must be rated for off-road use as you’ll be traversing off-road trails with obstacles.

Please Note:

Bring clothing appropriate for the weather. You HAVE to check weather conditions and be ready for changing weather. The Texas Panhandle is home to the most unpredictable weather in the US. It can go from 75 degrees to snowing in 5 hrs. So be prepared!

Pricing & Tickets

Based on 283 reviews
Chris Smith
Chris Smith
October 17, 2023.
We had an amazing time exploring Merus. Molly was wonderful in directing off-roading novices with kids to the best parts of the park. My kids (ages 3 and 6) had a blast both in the car and exploring Elon's Mars on foot. We will definitely be back and plan to stay longer next time!
Eric Fink
Eric Fink
October 16, 2023.
I did an intermediate tour and it was fantastic. Lots of interesting and challenging obstacles in a beautiful location. Our tour guide Jeff was very helpful and knowledgeable. We stayed in one of their cabins and everything about the cabin was great. Comfortable bed, great shower and bathroom, and it even has Heat and AC. Would definitely stay here again and do the intermediate tour again.
Grace Marie Meléndez Fernández
Grace Marie Meléndez Fernández
October 16, 2023.
AMAZING place! My husband and I went to camp out of our truck bed and do some off-roading. The guided trail tour was the highlight of our trip. Whether you are experienced in technical trails or just a beginner, these tours are a sure way to have an awesome day with others who love adventure and challenges as well! The Merus community is kind, helpful and fun, made the trip up from Houston totally worth it!
Cass Robinson
Cass Robinson
October 11, 2023.
Great camping spot! The views to the canyon from our site were gorgeous. Got to see sunset and sunrise. The staff was super helpful with making our reservations and moving it up a day. Definitely recommend this camping spot. You do not need to off road to enjoy it. We will be coming back.
Blythe Sitton
Blythe Sitton
October 1, 2023.
Have been coming out to Merus since 2021. Every time has been an absolute blast. They are adding new amenities and making it even better. Highly recommend.
Louise Hayes
Louise Hayes
September 25, 2023.
We stayed in an Arch Cabin at MERUS Adventure for the first time and what a wonderful stay we had. The cabin was well equipped with everything we needed! The staff provided 5 star service and nothing compares to the views of Palo Duro Canyon from the large deck!! Could NOT ask for a BETTER experience!!
Delletta Adams
Delletta Adams
September 25, 2023.
I brought my son and 3 friends for his 17th birthday. We camped at site F on the rim of the canyon and the view was breathtaking!!! The office staff were so friendly and informative. There are two bathrooms behind the office that are like legit home bathrooms, wonderful shower head, super clean. We will definitely be coming back and we have several friends and family members who will be visiting as well!
Callen Pinkerton
Callen Pinkerton
September 25, 2023.
Great place to go off roading. Great staff beautiful landscapes. The tours are awesome and the guides are super helpful and informative. No better place in the state to visit.

Have Questions?

Please reach out to Ozark Overland Adventures at ozarkoverlandadventures@gmail.com