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Glen Rose, is now a place for revitalization from our busy home of Dallas Fort Worth.
As our concrete jungle grows, so does the need for mini escapes.
Construction zones and cones have us getting a little crazy sometimes . . we are not the only ones, right?
One of our favorite escapes that is not too far from home is the tiny, adorable and beautiful town of Glen Rose, TX.
Glen Rose is deemed the Dinosaur Capital of Texas, known for the hundreds of tracks left millions of years ago that are still visible today. Glen Rose has much more to offer than just dinosaur tracks. Although, keep a look out as you are driving through town as you’ll find many fossil sites to pull the car over to explore.
The picturesque little town is a prime weekend getaway destination for those in Dallas or Fort Worth because it sits among rolling hills, the Paluxy River and the Brazos River. And, if your family loves to get outside and play . . .
Glen Rose is all about the outdoors!
Things to Do in Glen Rose Texas
☀️ First up, Big Rocks Park has a vast collection of unusually large rocks that give the park its name. Located on the north shore of the Paluxy River the park is a great place to swim and picnic, explore, relax and maybe even horseback ride.
☀️Tube or Canoe Down the Brazos – Head a few miles northeast of Glen Rose and you will find canoe and tube outfitters company called, Rhodes Rentals
☀️Embark on a Safari – Drive over to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center where kids and adults alike will enjoy taking a drive through the 1,700 acres to see zebras, rhinos, giraffes, and thousands of other animals. Fossil Rim offers drive-thru tours where you can feed the animals from your car, as well as behind the scenes tours, and unique overnight stays.
This Texas mountain bike trail is located in the limestone hills of the Paluxy River watershed and just down the road is the Dinosaur Valley State Park. This is an 8 mile single-track trail (PLEASE NOTE THIS). Our first adventure on this trail in triple digits and we thought it was 4 miles, once we finally made it back to the car after 8 miles we were out of water and completely worn out. Thank goodness we weren’t too far from some amazing BBQ.
Anyway, here are some of the details to this private ranch:
- Fee is: $3/person per day. Hours are Daylight to Dark.
- Solavaca is a privately owned ranch with an ideal topography for a mountain bike trail.
- Once you arrive you will need to pay your fee per person and sign a waiver.
- These videos on our trail give you a good idea of the trail. Pre-Ride Video 2013 and CAT 3 Racer
- The 8+ miles of single-track trail – all marked ORANGE – will lead you through a variety of challenges as well as sections of scenic and fast riding.
- This is not a beginner trail
- If you would rather hike, this makes a great hiking trail
- Research the link below before you depart for this trail
I hope you enjoy the great town of Glen Rose as much as we do! Please come chat with us here and let us know your favorite things about north Texas hill country.
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