West Texas Caprock Loop
The West Texas Caprock Loop is a 7-day loop ride in west Texas. This loop travels the back roads through West Texas small towns and stops at various B & B's along the way. This loop can be done self-supported or by using a sag vehicle to carry luggage. It gets pretty hot in the summer so travel in the spring or fall. It can get pretty windy.
The B&Bs (which provided breakfast) are great and you can purchase dinners and all the lunches, snacks, beverages and sustenance needed each day. Some of the B&Bs have twin beds so that a room could be shared.
Thanks to Kay Dwyer and Paul Matthews for developing this ride.
Getting There: Lubbock is about 300 miles from Albuquerque. Take I-40 east to Santa Rosa, US84 south to Ft. Sumner, Clovis then Lubbock.
Caprock State Park
Roadways: All paved, mostly rural Texas FR (Farm to Ranch) roads, no shoulders, but very light traffic.
Distance: 424 paved miles, 7 riding days.
Options: There are lots of paved farm roads with little traffic so the loop can be enlarged or shortened depending on where the small towns with B&B's or historic hotels can be found.
Notes: Lubbock is a large city with lots of motels and other facilities.
- Caprock Canyons Texas State Park and Trailway - Just north of the loop. 64 miles of mountain biking. Showers. Campgrounds.
- Palo Duro Canyon Texas State Park - Further north, south of Amarillo. "Grand Canyon" of Texas. More mountain bike trails. More info.
- Some places to stay:
- Shilo Inn, Lamesa
- Hotel Garza B&B, Post
- Double H Motel, Dickens
- Travelers Inn B&B, Roaring Springs
- Hotel Turkey, Turkey
- Floydada Inn, Floydada
- Lubbock is a large city with all sorts of facilities
West Texas Caprock Loop Cueheet // 7 Days 400 Miles
Mileage Description Day 1 - 75 Miles Lubbock to Lamesa Day 2 - 65 Miles Lamesa to Post Day 3 - 57 Miles Post to Dickens Day 4 - 58 Miles Dickens to Roaring Springs Day 5 - 44 Miles Roaring Springs to Turkey
Ride south of Caprock Canyons Texas State Park.
Day 6 - 50 Miles Turkey to Floydada Day 7 - 49 miles Floydada to Lubbock Total: 398 Miles