Trail runners from Minnesota to Florida, and all across the great state of Texas travel to experience the Rough Creek Trail Run. Whether you’re traveling a short distance or far distance, we encourage you to enjoy the local attractions and make a weekend stay of your race weekend.
To see an overall map of restaurant, lodging, and local attractions - Click here
If being one with the nature for the weekend is your preference, we have two options:
Camping @ Dinosaur Valley State Park.
1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Campsites with Electric & Water: $25
Walk-in Primitive Campsites: $15
Tent camping and RV Sites @ Oakdale Park
1019 NE Barnard Street
Glen Rose, TX 76043
1 tent (up to 4 people) is $20 per day
RV sites start at $25 per day and go up to $35
Campsites include nearby proximity to electricity, restrooms, showers, and water.
If you’re traveling from Dallas or other cities East of Rough Creek Lodge:
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Glen Rose, where we had a discounted group block of rooms, is now sold out. Here are some other local options:
Holiday Inn Express Glen Rose - rates starting at $119
Quality Inn Glen Rose - rates starting at $90
Comfort Inn Near Comanche Peak, Glen Rose - rates from $103
La Quinta Inn & Suites Granbury - rates starting at $109
La Quinta Inn & Suites Cleburne - rates starting at $82
Best Western Dinosaur Valley Inn & Suites - rates starting at $100
La Quinta Inn & Suites Glen Rose - SOLD OUT
101 Bo Gibbs Blvd
Glen Rose, TX 76043
We have a limited group block with an $89 rate for Friday, September 16, 2016. You have to call and reference "The Active Joe" to get this special rate.
Public rates from $99 once the block is filled.
If you’re traveling from West of Rough Creek Lodge:
Hampton Inn Stephenville
910 South Harbin Drive
Stephenville, TX 76401
Rates from $115
***There are other events occurring in the Glen Rose-area on the weekend of September 17th, so we strongly encourage you to reserve rooms as soon as possible.
If a luxury stay with the convenience of being able to walk to the start line, and fine dining after you finish the race is your preference, then staying on property at Rough Creek Lodge and Resort is a great option. “Rough Creek Lodge and Resort is a casually elegant retreat nestled on 11,000 acres that offers incredibly fine dining, exceptional service, and a luxurious ranch-style venue for couples, families and businesses looking for a truly unique experience.”
Rough Creek Lodge & Resort
5165 County Road 2013
Iredell, TX 76649
Click here to see where these top-rated restaurants are located:
Riverhouse Grill (Glen Rose)
Hammond’s BBQ (Glen Rose)
Loco Coyote Grill (Glen Rose)
While at Rough Creek for the weekend, there are multiple unique entertainment options:
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is an exotic animal ranch that spans 1,400 acres. The 9-mile driving tour is full of encounters with many different animals. Fossil Rim is a short 20 minute drive from Rough Creek Lodge and even shorter 10 minute drive from the Glen Rose hotels.
Dinosaur World is a fun, family attraction highlighting the prehistoric past of Glen Rose & Dinosaur Valley State Park. Located right outside the entrance of Dinosaur Valley State Park, it’s a great place for the kids to get exercise and see life-size dinosaur species.
Take a throwback trip to The Brazos Drive-In Theatre to grab some popcorn, tune in and turn up the radio, and enjoy a drive-in movie. About a 40 minute drive from Rough Creek Lodge, but still worth highlighting because these vintage opportunities are few and far between.
Finishing a trail race is cause for celebration.
We trust that you will be responsible, but an adult beverage is a common way to celebrate. Specifically if you’re traveling back to the D/FW-area, a stop on your return trip might include Revolver Brewing or Firestone & Robertson Distilling (book a reservation ahead of time for Firestone & Robertson).