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Area Attractions and Outdoor Recreation
Whether your interests include sampling some of the award-winning wines produced in
the greater Lubbock area or experiencing the great outdoors at the many different
lakes, canyons and mountains, Lubbock and nearby New Mexico have it all. Some of the
many area attractions and outdoor activities are listed below:
Llano Estacado Winery
Known as Texas' most award-winning winery. Most of the world-class grapes used by
the winery are grown within a 100-mile radius of Lubbock.
The beautiful architecture makes Cap*Rock a favorite place for special events and
La Diosa Cellars
The eclectic atmosphere has a wonderful flow with the cultural decorations and bistro
McPherson Cellars Winery
Experience the welcoming beauty of the winery's tasting room, outdoor courtyard and
spacious event center.
Pheasant Ridge Winery
A family-owned, self-contained winery and vineyard that has a long and dedicated tradition
of producing fine, state-grown wines.
Outdoor Sports & Recreation
Buffalo Springs Lake
The entire family can enjoy fishing, water-skiing, hiking, picnic and camping areas,
horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, a marina and a beach area.
Lake Alan Henry
Built by the City of Lubbock, Lake Alan Henry provides an outstanding recreational
area for people to enjoy fishing, skiing, hunting and other outdoor activities.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
A mere 90 minute drive north of Lubbock will take you to this majestic and awe-inspiring
canyon which is 120 miles long, 20 miles wide, and a maximum depth of more than 800
feet. Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the United States and is note
for its outstanding hiking, birding, fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Caprock Canyon State Park
Located to the northeast of Lubbock, this canyon area is the official home of the
Texas buffalo. In September 2011, 80 descendants of the great southern plains bison
herd were released to roam 700 acres of grasslands in the park. The park offers a
number of outdoor activities including hiking, wildlife watching, horseback riding,
mountain-biking, boating, fishing and swimming.
Ruidoso, New Mexico
Lubbock’s “home away from home” high in the Rocky Mountains of southeastern New Mexico. Towering above the Village
of Ruidoso is Sierra Blanca at 12,000 feet above sea level and the New Mexico ski
resort, Ski Apache. Only a 3.5 hr drive west of Lubbock, Ruidoso offers a wealth of
outdoor and recreational activities any time of the year.