Whether your travel plans are on hold for now, or you’re making plans to venture out in a safer way, let us help you dream up the perfect Glen Rose getaway.
Are you ready to feel the sun on your face, breathe the fresh air, and feel the freedom of the outdoors while being able to maintain your distance? Glen Rose is the perfect Distancing-Friendly Destination, with activities ranging from hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, feeding giraffes, dinosaur hunting, and SO MUCH MORE. Wide-open spaces are readily available here and are perfect for getting the health benefits of sunshine and fresh air while maintaining six feet of space. Let us help you find the perfect way to enjoy your family outside of your own four walls!
Taking a long road trip to visit us? Our lodging partners are working diligently to maintain the highest levels of cleanliness so that you can enjoy your trip and be pampered with a much-needed change of scenery! Let us help you find the right one for you!
The following places are currently open to the public but may have restrictions that change and grow as more information is received. For more information about these and other fantastic social distancing destinations in Glen Rose, please call the Glen Rose Convention & Visitors Bureau at 254-897-3081 or visit GlenRoseTexas.org/visit
Discover dinosaur tracks
It’s easy to find dinosaur tracks in the park – just head to the river!
Hike & Bike
Explore over 20 miles of trails!
Ride your horse
Bring your own horse to explore the 100-acre South Primitive Area. The river runs through this wooded, semi-rocky part of the park
Take a guided tour
Eagle Eye Ranch Carriage Company offers a variety of equestrian services from guided horseback riding to horse-drawn wagon rides, and wrangler assisted trail rides for children 3 to 14 years old. To saddle up and enjoy some spectacular views along the park’s scenic trails, contact them at 817/382-9855 or make a reservation.
What makes Fossil Rim a Distancing Destination in Glen Rose? It is the ultimate outdoor paradise! Day passes must be reserved online through their website CLICK HERE Restrictions apply. Please see their website for more information.
Take a drive-through and feed, photograph, and enjoy the majesty of the animals at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Located on 1,800 acres near Glen Rose, Texas, Fossil Rim is only a drive-through safari park, but an organization committed to conservation, education, research, recreation, and professional training. Its conservation actions include local, state, national and international programs at the habitat and species levels. Current involvement in Species Survival Plans (SSP) includes:
What makes Fossil Rim a Distancing Destination in Glen Rose? You will experience the wildlife at Fossil Rim from the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle! To purchase tickets or for more information, CLICK HERE
Where Learning and Fun, and Social Distancing Go Hand in Hand!
What makes Dinosaur World a Distancing Destination in Glen Rose? The walking path to view the expansive collection of over 150 life-sized dinosaur replicas is long, and there is plenty of room for you and other explorers to enjoy your space! For more information, CLICK HERE
Located on the Paluxy River in Glen Rose, Big Rocks Park is full of unusually large rocks. There are plenty of shallow areas for children to climb, explore, and play. Families can enjoy swimming, floating, fishing, sliding down the dam, and cooling off from the Texas heat or enjoy lunch sitting underneath the trees. There are plenty of areas to walk along the Paluxy. Enjoy taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of Glen Rose. The park is completely free!
What makes Big Rocks Park a Distancing Destination in Glen Rose? The Paluxy River and Big Rocks are a great place to roam, jump, swim, fish, and relax! There is plenty of room for you and other explorers to enjoy your space!
For more information, CLICK HERE
Enjoy a stroll, walk, or run along the Paluxy River Walk. The River Walk runs beside the south side of the Paluxy River, connecting Big Rocks Park to Heritage Park. Starting from Big Rocks Park, a sidewalk leads to a weir (low profile dam) which impounds water for use by the Somervell Water District. This is a beautiful attraction that is perfect for year-round use.
What makes The Paluxy River Walk & Heritage Park, a Distancing Destination in Glen Rose? The Paluxy River Walk leads you to Big Rocks Park and is a great place to take a stroll, jog, or walk! The beautiful scenery will keep you engaged, especially for those nature lovers and bird hunters!! There is plenty of room for you and other explorers to enjoy your space!
For more information, CLICK HERE
Somervell County Water District opened Wheeler Branch Park on August 7, 2010. Park hours are from 7:00 AM until the closing time posted at the gatehouse. The park has a boat ramp with a floating dock, a beach area that also has its own floating dock island, public restrooms, covered picnic areas, and a large pavilion. There is also a very nice fishing pier.
Cash payments may be made in exact amounts, or payments by credit card may be made online or by phone.
What makes Wheeler Branch Reservoir Park a distancing destination in Glen Rose? The lake makes the perfect place to roam, swim, fish, and relax! There is plenty of room for you and other explorers to enjoy your space!
For more information, CLICK HERE
The Brazos River is a great place for tubing, kayaking, and canoeing.
The Brazos is generally a slow-moving, “flatwater” river. This means there are very few rapids if any in normal conditions. There are many sandbars in some areas.
Tubing is seasonal, so please call the following tubing outfitters to get the most up-to-date information about tubing in Glen Rose!
Brazos Outdoor Center
Rhodes Canoe & Tube Rental
T&A Adventure Rentals
Brazos River Sports Company
What makes Tubing the Brazos a distancing destination in Glen Rose? In your own tube, kayak or canoe, you can enjoy the great outdoors while being able to maintain your distance.
What better way to spend the day than enjoying nature than floating the Paluxy River from a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard!
T&A Adventure Rentals @ Inn on the River
205 SW Barnard St, Glen Rose, TX 76043
Dinosaur Valley State Park (Bring Your Own Kayak or Canoe)
1629 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043
What makes paddling the Paluxy a distancing destination in Glen Rose? In your own Paddleboard, kayak, or canoe, you can enjoy the great outdoors while being able to maintain your distance.
Want more information about how to Explore Glen Rose as a distancing destination? Call the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 254-897-3081 or download our app, “ExploreGlenRose” Free on iTunes & Google Play!