Golf -- Palo Duro Creek, 50 Country Club Dr. (tel. 806/655-1106), is an 18-hole course open to the public 365 days a year. Greens fees are $15 to $20 for 18 holes, and $24 for a cart.

Hiking -- With 25 miles of trails, Palo Duro Canyon State Park is the best hiking spot in the entire Texas Panhandle. The most popular hike is to see the Lighthouse, an impressive "hoodoo" rock formation so named because of its towering appearance. The Lighthouse is accessible by two trails: Lighthouse Trail, a moderate 5.75-mile round-trip; or Running Trail, a more strenuous 11-mile round-trip that runs through gullies and flats, and over a ridge. Both trail heads begin near the Hackberry Camp Area.

Horseback Riding -- Many of the trails in Palo Duro Canyon State Park are horse-friendly, including the aforementioned Lighthouse Trail. Several equestrian campsites can also be found in the park. For those who do not have a horse of their own, Old West Stables, located inside the park (tel. 806/488-2180), offers 1-hour guided tours on horseback for $35.

Mountain Biking -- Mountain bikes are permitted -- and quite popular -- on the myriad trails in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. However, bike rentals are not available in Canyon or Amarillo, so bringing your own is a prerequisite.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.