With a state as large as Texas, it's hard to find every exciting and hidden thing there is out there. The state is so big that it has just about everything and anything you could want to explore. To add to the massive list of fun spots to see, Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway has an amazing hidden bat cave that you can actually visit. The Clarity Tunnel is part of an abandoned railroad system that was built in the 1920s.
The tunnel has around 500,000 bats from late April through mid-October. The park suggests visiting the tunnel in September to really get the full batty experience. To experience the tunnel, you must book a tour in advance. For many safety reasons, the public is not allowed to just walk in as they please.
Tours are just $10 and that's not including the $5 for the entrance to the state park. The park has around 90 miles of trails that are open for hiking and biking. Visitors are also allowed to bring their favorite horse friend along for a ride on any of the scenic trails that are between one and 15 miles long.
If you just can't get enough of this beautiful place, you can stay the night at one of their campsites that range from $10 to $22 depending on if you're pitching a tent or bringing your RV. Visitors are welcome to take a swim in Lake Theo. You might find some wild cows, bison and horses while you're hanging out on the trail.
Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway is located at 850 State Park Rd in Quitaque, Texas. For more information, you can visit their website here.
Caprock Canyons State Park And Trailway
Address: 850 State Park Rd. Quitaque, TX 79255
Why you need to go: The park has tons of great views, wildlife, and a hidden bat cave you can visit.