Ride the Wild Canyon Classic at

Caprock Canyons State Park, Quitaque Texas

25k, 50k, and 100k

April 22, 2018

The Wild Canyon Classic


Trail Race

25k, 50k, 100k  

Region:  Canyon

Experience the vibrant red earth tones, desert flowers and stunning views of Caprock Canyons State Park. The trails offer adventures  alongside canyons and diverse terrain.



Call for Volunteers

Join the Fun

As a Volunteer, you are the person that gives the biker the support and motivation to continue.  We know how  important each of you are to the entire day and promise you a fun and rewarding experience!



Multiple Packages

Great Opportunity

This is a great opportunity to share your company, brand and services with a large and targeted group. As a sponsor of one or more events, you can select from the multiple sponsorship levels available.

The Trail Race

The Course

There's no other race in Texas like this (and not many in the US for that matter).  The races take place on a loop course that range from rocky single track trail to open jeep roads. You'll experience red rock canyons and buffalo herds that roam wild. You'll ride through prairie dog towns on a course that's beautiful yet tough and rugged.

Don't miss the chance to ride with Bison as the park is home to the Texas State Bison Herd and the state’s largest herd.

Start and Finish Times

The Start and Finish is at the Lake Theo Pavilion. Race briefings will begin promptly 20 minutes before each start.

  • 100k – 7:00 am start

  • 50k   – 7:30 am start

  • 25k   – 8:00 am start

NOTE:  All races start at the scheduled time. Late starts will not be accommodated. The race will be during daylight hours. Headlamps will not be necessary.



The cutoff for all distances is 7:00 pm. The last lap must be started 5:00pm.



Course Markings

The race will be marked with in ground flagging and color coordinated directional signage for each race distance.​



View park maps and explore the trails via the interactive map

COURSE MAP              


Course Difficulty 

4 = Moderate to Strenuous course with some technical terrain and steep climbing








Aid Stations

Well stocked Aid Stations manned by passionate volunteers, provide

  • First Aid:  Band-Aids, Vaseline, and other basic first aid supplies

  • Food/Drink:  Water, electrolyte drinks, and various salty, sweet and savory snacks


  • Start and Finish Area: Lake Theo Tent Camping Area

  • Parking Lot: Canyon Loop Trail Head

  • Little Red River Area

  • Mesa Spur Trail Area

*Some aid stations may be unmanned

Cupless Race

This is an environmentally friendly race and it is our goal to keep the trails litter free to preserve their beauty. 


Cups won't be supplied during this racing event.  Please bring your refillable water bottles and we will refill them at the aid stations.

Training / Coaching

At every level, proper training can help you prepare for success. Ultra Expeditions has certified coaches and offers individual and group training packages. Contact us for more information.

Race Shirts and Awards

All registered participants receive The Wild Canyon Classic race shirt.  

Winner Awards


Top 3 Male and Female for each race

PLEASE NOTE:  You must be present to win a prize. Prizes will not be mailed.

Pictures and Video



4 - 6 pm       Packet Pick Up at Lake Theo Pavilion

SUNDAY – APRIL 22, 2018

5:30 - 6:30 am       Packet Pick Up at Lake Theo Pavilion

5:30 - 6:30 am       Registration at Lake Theo Pavilion

7:00 am                  100k Race Start

7:30 am                  50k Race Start

8:00 am                  25k Race Start

5:00 pm                  All racers must start their last lap

7:00 pm                  Cutoff for all distances

Awards                   After top 3 male and female finish

NOTE:  Race briefings begin promptly, 20 minutes prior to race start time, at the start line. Racers may only register for each event up until that distances start time. Racers may only drop in distances prior to race start. If they choose to drop during the race they will receive a DNF.


Giving Back

We are happy to announce our beneficiary for The Wild Canyon Ultra as the Caprock Canyons Restoration Project.

The goal of this project is to restore the park to its natural state from some 300 years ago. It includes restoration of mixed grass prairies, rolling plains and native animals, including the beloved prairie dogs and bison seen again at Caprock Canyons!



Online registration is quick and easy.



Registration is open

Sunday, April 22 - RACE DAY

5:30am - 6:30am  Registration will be open at Lake Theo                                        Pavilion

Early Registration Discounts

Sign up early to get the best pricing.

  • Best Discount      - Before February 28, 2018

  • Good Discount    - Before April 1, 2018

  • Standard Pricing - After April 1, 2018



Be part of the fun and volunteer.  We promise you a great time.


All of our volunteers receive discounts toward future races and enjoy free food, beverages and parking.

There are opportunities to man aid stations, registration and help at the start and finish lines.

Contact us for more information.  Or, sign up now.

Parking, Lodging and Travel 

Park Entrance and Parking

Caprock Canyon State Park

850 Caprock Canyon Rd.

Quitaque, Texas 79255


PLEASE NOTE: The park may collect fees for entrance and/or parking that are not covered in race registration.  The park will be open for racers to arrive and leave.  Please pay at the Visitors Center if arriving after scheduled hours. Contact Caprock Canyon State Park for more information.


Camping is available at Caprock Canyons.  For reservations or further information, please contact Caprock Canyons State Park at 806.455.1492.

PLEASE NOTE:  Ultra Expeditions is not responsible for any missing or damaged property, or any accidents.

ALSO NOTE: The park may collect fees for entrance and/or parking that are not covered in race registration.  Contact Caprock Canyon State Park for more information.

Directions to the Trail

The Trail Race starts at the Lake Theo Tent Camping Area


Caprock Canyon State Park

850 Caprock Canyon Rd.

Quitaque, Texas 79255



The closest hotels are:

Hotel Turkey Turkey, TX 

Days Inn Plainview, TX 

Travel Lodge Memphis, TX 


The closest airports are:

Silverton Municipal Airport

Rick Husband Amarillo international Airport 


Sponsorship Opportunities

There are multiple sponsorship levels available. 

Title, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze

Get all the Sponsorship Package Details.  

Contact us with questions. 




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