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Park Size

Linear Acreage 5,412 | Actual Usable Acreage 7,500+

Measured as the flat linear surface from survey marker to marker the park measures out at 5,412 Acres with no account for elevations.

Measured out with the calculations of the huge total elevation gains throughout the land, which gives a measurement of actual usable terrain the park, measures out at over 7,500 acres of actual usable land.

There are 8 plateau peninsulas on the property besides the main canyon that create massive privacy, a much bigger feel of the land, and countless hidden places to explore. At this time, we’ve only explored about 50% of the property.

Elevations

Highest to Lowest ± 900 Feet

The base elevation at the rim of the canyon is 3,412 feet above sea level. The lowest point on the floor of the canyon at MERUS Adventure™ is 2,500 feet.

Most of the elevation gains range from 100 to 500 feet in drop, creating ample opportunities for solid climbs and descents. This also includes cliffs and ledges with up to 300 foot drops creating spectacular views of incredibly rough and beautiful terrain to explore and play on.

Terrain Types

Palo Duro Canyon Offers Exposed Terrain from 4 Different Geological Time Periods.

Millions of years of erosion have created incredible colors and a variety of surface materials.

As you explore the park you’ll traverse Sand, Sandstone, Red Dirt, Rock, Stone, Clay, and more in rapidly shifting environments. This creates a very unique experience on the trails that’s hard to find anywhere else.

The signature terrain is the red dirt floor of the canyon. If you’ve never wheeled the red dirt, you are in for a real treat by mixing all the elements to constantly challenge your skill and be in awe of the beauty of the canyon.

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Client Testimonials

Adventure Talks

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.