Troy W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2019

Caprock Canyons State Park + Red Rock + Bison

I'd actually like to rate this park a 4.5. It earns a 4 for facilities and a 5 for things to do. Take a trip back in time with a visit to Caprock Canyon State Park. The bison, canyon and red rock formations will remind you of an old western movie. Add in a few prairie dogs for fun. There's lots to do at this park from hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, watching wildlife and exploring old railroad tunnels. The highlight for me was spending an afternoon just watching the bison wander on the open plain. They are such peaceful creatures. We stayed at the South Prong Primitive Campsite #48. There was a fire ring with a grill and a lantern pole. We purchased our own firewood in town and had a nice campfire. We did not have a restroom nearby, but took advantage of the restroom at the ranger station and cafe. We hiked the South Prong trail to the Fern Cave and took the Hayes Ridge Overlook trail back to our campsite. We hiked a little bit of the Eagle Point trail in search of the natural bridge, but were unable to find it. I'll have to go back when I have more time.

  • Red rock
  • Traces of little critters
  • American Bison
  • Overview of campsite #48
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  • Prairie dogs
  • Overlook of the valley
  • Wind blown tree at scenic overlook
  • Exploring the canyon
  • Exploring the canyon
  • Primitive Campsite #48
SitePrimitive campsite #48

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