MERUS Adventure™ is Proud to Present...

TEXAS TOYOTA
TAKEOVER

Inaugural Toyota Exclusive (Lexus Included) Off-Road & Overlanding Event in Palo Duro Canyon
June 9th - June 12th

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From a specially made test track, Toyota exclusive test vehicles, and epic trails, all your off-roading desires are here!

Grab some friends and set out for a day of exploration with miles of trails or join us on some guided tours for every skill level!

Kick back with an amazing group of people after a day on the trails and enjoy hanging out at camp in breathtaking Palo Duro Canyon!

Want to stretch your legs after some time behind the wheel? Experience our challenging and beautiful hiking system!

The event

toyota exclusive off-roading & Overlanding

Texas Toyota Takeover will take place
June 9th – June 12th, 2022 at
MERUS Adventure™ Park
in Palo Duro Canyon.

Texas Toyota Takeover is a family-friendly event with fun activities for everyone in the group! 

As the first-ever Toyota exclusive event in the beautiful Palo Duro Canyon, Texas Toyota Takeover aims to become the premier Toyota event for the off-road and overlanding community. No matter your skill or your experience, there will be fun for everyone, including guided tours, vendor booths, group meals, and vehicle test tracks. We encourage you to bring your friends and your family and explore it for yourself.

  • Be sure to visit the sign-up at registration to reserve your spots in the tours and on the test track.
  • Be sure to attend the Safety Briefing at 4:00 pm on Thursday
  • Trails close nightly at 10:30 pm

Event Schedule

Thursday – June 9th

10:00 am  Gates Open
10:30 am –  6:00 pm  Check In & Sign Ups
4:00 pm   Park Rules/Safety Briefing
5:30 pm  Dinner – Sponsored by Street Toyota

Friday – June 10th

8:30 am  Coffee & Breakfast – Sponsored by Overland Expedition Outfitters
*Registration Table will be open
9:00 am  Vendor Village Open
9:30 am   Green & Blue Tours Depart
12:00 pm  Street Toyota Test Track Open 
     Intro to Recovery Class
1:30 pm  Black Tours Depart
2:00 pm  Group Hike Departs *Rec Center Loop
5:00 pm  Group Photo @ Hetz Bluff
6:00 pm  Dinner – Sponsored by Street Toyota – Raffle to follow

Saturday – June 11th

8:30 am  Coffee & Breakfast – Sponsored by Basecamp Provisions
9:00 am  Vendor Village Open
9:30 am   Black & Blue Tours Depart
12:00 pm  Street Toyota Test Track Open
5:00 pm  Group Photo @ Hetz Bluff
6:00 pm  Dinner – Sponsored by Street Toyota – Raffle to follow
8:30 pm  MERUS Night Run – VR4 North

Sunday – June 12th

8:30 am  Coffee & Breakfast – Sponsored by Midguard Adventure Equipment
9:00 am  Vendor Village Open
9:30 am   Trail Repairs & Off-Road Essentials – Sponsored by Draconian Performance
12:00 pm  Trails Close

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who will be there?

Texas Toyota Takeover is exclusively a Toyota (this includes Lexus brand vehicles) event, but all Toyota enthusiasts are welcome! Whether you drive a Tundra, Tacoma, 4Runner, or something else, all platforms are welcome.

Part of the fun of off-roading comes from the community, so whether you are new to off-roading or a seasoned expert, we want to bring together true enthusiasts who love to face challenges and grow their skills.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

Questions you might have

The Texas Toyota Takeover has a rig capacity, so we encourage you to reserve your spot early. Registration will close on June 4th, 2022.

Texas Toyota Takeover is an exclusive Toyota event. Lexus brand vehicles are included and welcome! You are welcome to come check out the event, but we will be restricting trail access to Toyota & Lexus vehicles only and the park will be closed to the general public for the weekend.
If you would like to book a trip click here for available dates.

The cost of registration includes camping fees at our designated event camping location. If you wish to reserve one of our specific campsites, you will need to make a reservation separate from the event registration. Click here to book a campsite.

All event camping will be boondocking. As development progresses at the park, any RV hookups will be made available through making reservations here.

We currently do not have any showers on site. This spring will bring a lot of development at the park, so please follow our social media, and check back here often for the most up-to-date information.

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 pits and cooktops 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. 

Our amazing sponsors will be providing some meals for the event. Please check our event schedule for specific details.

Absolutely! What is going to make this event so amazing is the opportunity for a great time for every skill level. Our platinum sponsor, Street Toyota, will be providing vehicles to test drive, a test course to try your vehicle out on, and education on the basics of operation. On top of that, MERUS Adventure™ will be running guided trail runs for those that want to participate. These tours will range from absolute beginner to trail veterans that wants to get after it!

MERUS is so much more than just an off-roading park. We offer world class camping, hiking, mountain biking, and more. 

However, our off-roading is limited to 4×4 vehicles only. This is for safety on everyone’s part. We do encourage 4×2 vehicles to still come out and participate in testing out a 4×4 Toyota and experiencing an incredible event with like minded individuals and groups. 

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.

The Location

MERUS Adventure™ at Palo Duro Canyon

MERUS Adventure™ is a 6,500+ acre private property in Palo Duro Canyon. This property offers exposed terrain from 4 different geological time periods creating incredible colors and a variety of surface materials.

You’ll traverse Sand, Sandstone, Red Dirt, Rock, Stone, Clay, and more in rapidly shifting environments. With most elevation gains ranging from 100 to 500 feet, there are ample opportunities for solid climbs and descents.

We started with a vision to redefine what a premium outdoor experience could be like. To build a park that nourishes the adventurous spirit. A place where friends and families could come together and where new lifelong friendships are formed. A place where we challenge ourselves to push harder, climb higher, ride faster, and unleash some adrenaline.

What started as a vision is now well on the way to becoming the premier outdoor recreation park in Texas and competing to be one of the top in the country.

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David Bell
David Bell
August 22, 2022.
We all had A great time . We be going back soon. The trails were good , something for everyone in the group. Will try a guided tour next time . One nice thing we like was we weren’t getting run over buy razors and IRC’s. Had a great time !!!
Alton Wooten
Alton Wooten
August 21, 2022.
Had a great time today 8-20 doing black trail great people, great place
Sean-Paul Ferrera
Sean-Paul Ferrera
August 8, 2022.
Beautifully maintained and well organized OHV park. The guides and all of the folks working there were friendly and welcoming. We had a great time wheeling and look forward to returning.
Henry G
Henry G
July 30, 2022.
Excellent experience. Spent 4 days and 3 nights here. Great trails from mild to wild. Friendly, caring staff. They even called to check in on us after a sudden hail storm. Never a dull moment from the scenery to the trails. Will be back for sure.
Sam
Sam
July 23, 2022.
Great experience overall. The views were spectacular, especially at the rim. The trails require a a lifted and larger tire size than stock, even for the green trail. Some of the signs looked like they were run over. Molly was amazing and helpful with directions. If you go on a day trip, don’t go alone. Overall, trip was really amazing. Nice to have a trail like this in Texas. Coming back again.
Jeff P.
Jeff P.
July 10, 2022.
Great tour! Exceptional scenery, knowledgeable guide. A truly enjoyable enlightening experience! I'd recommend it to everyone.
Anthony Gonsalves
Anthony Gonsalves
July 10, 2022.
My close friend and I planned a trip from Las Vegas to Texas here after an episode of Trail Recon. I can say Merus park did NOT once ever disappointing. From the amazing and kind guides and staff , to the people we met on our tour, you could not of asked for a better experience. The only complaint we had is we didn’t live closer to enjoy more of the park, being we live in a completely different state. Thank you again to our guides Jeremy and his wife I’m sorry I forgot her name and Dan.
Daryl Gordon
Daryl Gordon
July 5, 2022.
This is my favorite place to go off-roading in Texas. Whether you’re a beginner or you’re an expert with a buggy, this place has something for everyone.
Deyana Alsabbagh
Deyana Alsabbagh
July 5, 2022.
This place is really beautiful and perfect for the whole family. Will be going back for sure! Molly was so friendly and very helpful explaining the map to us. We went at the beginning of July with 100 degree weather but the heat wasn’t that bad and you hardly notice it when you’re having fun!

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