(KIT-a-KWAY) Originally was site of trading post dealing with Plains Indians; became a stagecoach stop in 1890 and grew to a village serving surrounding ranches and farms. Named for nearby Quitaque Creek and Ranch.
Caprock Canyons State park and Trailway - Park covers 13,960 acres in one of the state’s most scenic regions. Erosion has carved spectacular landscapes at the edge of the Cap rock (local terminology for the high plains); colorful cliffs and canyons, abundant wildlife, including African aoudad sheep, mule deer and golden eagles. Park visitors enjoy sightseeing, hiking trails, picnicking, fishing and swimming in a 100 acre lake. some primitive campsites, some with hookups. Located 3.5 miles north of Quitaque on F.M. 1065. Admission.
Caprock Canyons Trailway runs 64.25 miles through Floyd, Briscoe, and Hall Counties. It moves through cultivated fields of the Texas High Plains, drops into rugged canyons of the Caprock Escarpment, and winds down into the famous Red River Valley. A unique feature along the trail near the Escarpment is a 1,00 foot abandoned railroad tunnel, which is on the National register of Historic places as one of only a few such tunnels in Texas. For information on the trail and Caprock Canyons State Park, call 806/455-1492.