Lake Meredith - Blue Creek Bridge Area For ATV Riding
The 19th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Texas.
Saturday 30 July 2016 05:59 GMT
North of Amarillo near Fritch, the Lake Meredith National Recreation Area has ATV trails. The area is divided into 2 sections, Blue Creek Bridge ORV Area and Rosita ORV Area. The 275 acre Blue Creek Bridge ORV Area is more remote and much drier than the Rosita ORV Area, with plenty of hill climbs and cliffs.
To reach the ATV riding trailhead at Lake Meredith from Amarillo, head north on SR136 for 30 miles.
Contrasting spectacularly with its surroundings, Lake Meredith lies on the dry and windswept High Plains of the Texas Panhandle in a region known as Llano Estacado, or Staked Plain. Lake Meredith was created by Sanford Dam on the Canadian River and now fills many breaks whose walls are crowned with white limestone caprock, scenic buttes, pinnacles, and red-brown, wind-eroded coves. Above lies the mesquite, prickly pear, yucca, and grasses of arid plains. And up the sheltered creek beds stand cottonwoods, soapberry, and sandbar willows.
Note: Blue Creek and Rosita Flats was set aside for all-terrain vehicle recreation. Riders must stay within the cutbanks of Blue Creek and Rosita and below 3000 ft. elevation.
Overall, Lake Meredith - Blue Creek Bridge Area is the 19th most popular ATV riding trail of all 23 ATV trails in Texas. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Lake Meredith - Blue Creek Bridge Area including Lake Mackenzie, Lake McClellan OHV Trails, Lake Meredith - Rosita ORV Area and Canadian River.