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Shamrock shenanigans

Members: March 17th - 18th, 2023

Non-Members: March 18th, 2023

What is Shamrock shenanigans?

On Saturday, March 18th, come celebrate St. Patrick’s day at MERUS Adventure™ with a fun-filled day of amazing off-road trail runs with friends and family! Afterward, come hang out with us and enjoy some snacks, music, and fun at the rec center.

MERUS Adventure Club members are invited to join us Friday night for a true Irish get-together! Travel down to The Meadows for burgers and green beer and stay the night under the stars before the trail runs on Saturday!

We will be offering beginner, intermediate, and advanced (green, blue, and black) level trail runs. So, no matter your experience level, there is fun to be had!

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Things to See and Experience Along the Way

You will descend 850 feet into the earth and navigate through 4 geological layers of exposed dirt, sand, rock, stone, and the legendary “red dirt” and face more obstacles than you can count along the way with some of the most incredibly beautiful scenery in Texas through Palo Duro Canyon.

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, as well as the chance to stop and explore one of our caves along the route and see the spectacular earth below the surface of the canyon.

improving Your Skill and experience

One thing we constantly hear at MERUS from visitors from across the country is how much their skill improves from running our trails. We have designed and built these trails to be a fully engaging experience. Our trails have obstacle after obstacle after obstacle to keep the fun and adrenaline flowing and create a one-of-a-kind experience.

No matter which level of trails you decide to run, you’ll leave the park with more knowledge and skills to help you conquer future adventures. If you feel your skill set developing throughout the day, feel free to join in with a more advanced group to experience different levels of trails!

Camping and lodging

We invite our members to join us Friday night at the member-exclusive camp grounds (The Meadows) for burgers, green beer, and a great time! This event is free to members, but only those who are camping in the meadows will receive a beer ticket!

If you are not a member, we still encourage you to come experience what camping under the beautiful star-lit Texas sky is like at MERUS Adventure™! We have several options for accommodations that include RV hookups, glamping sites, tent/overland camping sites, and a dry cabin (Lookout Bungalow). Bring your camping gear and get settled in the night before and wake up rested to hit the trails Saturday morning!

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Friday, March 17th:

  • 5:00 pm – Group trail run to the Meadows
  • 6:00 pm – Burgers & Green Beers at camp
    **MUST camp at The Meadows to partake in the alcohol** NO EXCEPTIONS!

Saturday, March 18th:

  • 8:00 am – Coffee & hot cider served at the rec center
  • 10:00 am – St. Patty’s trail runs depart
  • 3:00-5:00 pm – Snacks, music & games served at the rec center

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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!

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, in public parking areas. Alcohol consumption is allowed in designated camping and event areas only. Violators will be asked to leave the event.