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Join Us for our second annual
saint Patrick's Day

Shamrock shenanigans!

Saturday, March 16th

What is Shamrock shenanigans?

On Saturday, March 16th, come celebrate St. Patrick’s day at MERUS Adventure™ with a fun-filled day of amazing off-road trail runs and epic MTB rides with friends and family! 

Kicking off with an Irish themed breakfast, you can build your own adventure with  a variety of activities offered throughout the day.

1) Guided off-road trail runs for beginner, intermediate, or advanced level trails. 

2) Get ready for a EPIC team based scavenger hunt across the park. The winners will take home some sweet loot! 

3) A group mountain bike ride,  starting on the 10.5 miles of bike trails and then hitting park rd west and the MERUS 101 for an epic ride down into the canyon and back! 

Afterward, we are hosting a St Patty’s Day themed potluck dinner! That’s right, cook your favorite dish and make enough for 4-5 people and then get ready to feast!

If cooking isn’t your thing, don’t worry, we will have the grill running and you can buy a hamburger meal. 

We will provide a keg of green beer, music, and fun games at the rec center to cap off  an amazing day! 

It's going to be an EPIC



St Patty's at MERUS

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Camping and lodging

We have several options for accommodations that include RV hookups, glamping, tent/overland camping sites, and a cabins. Reserve your spot today!

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Itinerary

Saturday, March 16th:

  • 8:00 am – Gates Open
  • 8:30 am – Irish Breakfast, Coffee & Safety meeting
  • 10:00 am – Off-Road trail runs depart
    • Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced trail runs are available
  • 6:00 pm – Potluck dinner + green beer, music & games at the Rec Center

Tickets

Excellent
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.

Questions you might have

For both members and non-members we require registration in order to have an accurate headcount for food, trail runs, and park capacity. 

Camping fees are not included in registration for this event. If you would like to camp at the park, please visit our website to make a reservation.

We get it, there’s nothing better than gathering around the campfire after a day on the trails. However, MERUS Adventure™ is currently observing a strict fire ban. Propane cooktops and small propane fire pits are permitted and acceptable. NO WOOD, CHARCOAL, OR NATURAL BURNING FIRES ARE ALLOWED. 

In addition, we ask that smokers be prepared to distinguish their cigarettes/cigars in their vehicle. This park is precious to us and we work hard daily to protect it. If you are found to violate these rules, you will be reminded once then asked to leave the park on repeated instances. 

Absolutely! We love having pets and furry family at the park. The canyon does provide many natural hazards, in addition to the many vehicles at this event. So for the safety of the animal, we do require pets to be leashed and in your full control at all times.

Open alcoholic beverages and consumption are prohibited in off-road-vehicles, during use on trails and in public parking areas. Alcohol consumption is allowed in designated camping and event areas only. Violators will be asked to leave the event.