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A maze of concrete hardly sounds exciting unless you're on wheels. Amarillo's John Stiff Memorial Skate Park is for kids and adults alike who wish to cruise around on self-propelled wheels in a safe environment without a million cars whizzing by. This concrete jungle is designed for skateboarders, BMX riders, and roller skaters. Zoom down a 16 foot cradle pipe, zip around the nine foot bowl and get the lay of the land from the top of the five foot quarter pipe. The park is equipped with lights so you can skate well into the night.
The Wildcat Bluff Nature Center is a protected, natural piece of the Amarillo landscape. Trails wind through 600 acres (242.8 hectares) of land where Amarillo's unique wildlife can be experienced. Horned-lizards, porcupines and hawks inhabit the area. Taking a hike is the perfect experience for curious youngsters and families. Summer camps, guided tours and other activities are organized regularly by the Wildcat Bluff Nature Center.
This versatile ranch offers a bevvy of activities with a flourish of real Texas flair. Step into the boots of a cowboy and go for a wagon ride and watch cattle being herded, an activity fun for the whole family. Once you reach the ranch, watch as real working cowboys jump in the saddle for some team roping. You can even bet on horse racing with the ranch's 'Ranch Bucks' money and cheer as colts race by with their colored blinker masks. Take a shot at the sporting clays and make your way through the 10 stations firing a shotgun at clay targets. At the end of the day, you'll be famished and the smell of sizzling steaks over an open fire will whet your appetite. Eat with the cowboys and much on upscale cuisine, all cooked over an open fire as you listen to them tell ranching stories. The 'Barn' is a luxurious venue rental on the property that is perfect for weddings, private and corporate events. Visit the website to learn more about the cowboy lifestyle found at River Breaks Ranch.
If you love horseback riding, adventure and the outdoors, Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West is the place to be. Situated close to the stunning Palo Duro Canyon, the Los Cedros Ranch is a fully functional farmstead and offer various tours, vacations and horseback rides. The horses at the ranch are beautiful, healthy and well equipped to handle both the beginner as well as the advanced rider. Choose a tour as per your convenience, experience riding through the Wild Wild West, Cowboy style and dine on traditional chuckwagon meals at the ranch. The staff is extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of the history of the canyon and of Texas. Ranked the number one outdoors activity in Amarillo, riding at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West is definitely not an adventure to be missed.
Traversing through the heart of the Palo Duro Canyon, trained cowboys guide visitors on horseback along dusty old trails during the Old West Stables tours. Three different tours are available for different types of guests; from a light, child-friendly half an hour ride to a five hour ride for experienced riders through some of the canyon's most scenic regions. Call ahead to book a tour.