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Hard data and fun facts about your state parks.

Caprock Canyons State Park

By Bryan Frazier

15,313 —

The number of acres at Caprock Canyons State Park.

1876 —

The year that legendary Texas rancher Charles Goodnight first brought cattle to the area around Caprock Canyons State Park and nearby Palo Duro Canyon.

90 —

Total trail mileage, including 64.25 miles featured in the Trailway section of the park, which is a converted old railroad and part of the Rails to Trails program.


The number of bird species, including the rarely seen golden eagle, that can be found in the park.

56 —

The number of bison that make up the official Texas State Bison herd. Caprock Canyons’ bison herd is one of the last remnants of the population that once numbered in the millions across the southern plains.

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