Top 8 Ways to Explore the Outdoors in Amarillo 

Amarillo’s outdoor adventures are calling you. Whether you’re experiencing the old west horseback riding out at Los Cedros ranch with Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West or biking the trails at Palo Duro Canyon, there’s plenty of outdoor fun for everyone in Amarillo. Add these to your things-to-do list when you visit!

1. Camp, bike, hike and explore Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the second-largest canyon in the United States.

View from an overlook in Palo Duro Canyon



2. Not afraid of heights? Zip line across Palo Duro Canyon and Palo Duro Zip Line.

Palo Duro Adventure Park Zipline



3. Experience the magic of the Los Cedros Ranch on horseback and end it with a Chuck Wagon Dinner. 

group of people horseback riding smiling



4. Off-road in style in a jeep tour across Palo Duro Canyon. 

Group of friends riding in a humvee through Palo Duro Canyon



5. Pick up food from a local restaurant and have a picnic at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens

Amarillo botanical gardens



6. Go wild at the Amarillo Zoo.  

kids looking at snake at the amarillo zoo



7. Hike, bird watch, and enjoy the local blooms at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center.

Photo of Wildcat Bluff Nature Center Trail




8. Enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, biking, hunting, and off-roading at Lake Meredith.

Lake Meredith - Fishing Pier