Merus 101

Total Miles
4.3

Elevation

1026.1 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer, Winter

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Trail Overview

The main canyon floor trail running through Merus Adventure! This trail offers varying levels of difficulty, but any high clearance stock 4WD SUV or truck can master this in good weather conditions. The trail is mostly rated a 2/10 however with the initial grade that tops 20 degrees as you descend into Palo Duro Canyon, the trail gains a rating of 3/10. 4WD Low is recommended for the drop in and climb out of the canyon and the views are breathtaking. If you're lucky you'll catch a glimpse of Barbary Sheep, a rattlesnake, or even the rare Texas Horned Lizard aka Horny Toad. Over 40 designated dispersed camping sites are available in the canyon for single and group camping, just book on their website.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Technical Rating

4

Access Description

Main entrance to the Merus 101 comes off of Park Road West