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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015-8747
+1 806-656-2244
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Wow! Wow! Wow!

You can't miss this. We had no idea about this wonderful site until we were searching for lodging... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Braselton, Georgia
via mobile
Great canyon.

Was a nice hike. If a trail says it is easy to difficult I would expect so challenges whereas it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Vilnius, Lithuania
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A dramatic 60-mile long and 800-foot deep canyon noted for its excellent hiking, birding, fishing and mountain biking.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“trading post” (57 reviews)
“rock garden” (28 reviews)
11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015-8747
+1 806-656-2244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can't miss this. We had no idea about this wonderful site until we were searching for lodging in the area and several references were made about the state park. There are not enough adjectives to describe the beauty!

Thank hometobeach
Reviewed yesterday

Was a nice hike. If a trail says it is easy to difficult I would expect so challenges whereas it was super easy. Views are breathtaking. Trails are easy to follow. Maps are the only thing you guys need to work on.

Thank Gegyte
Reviewed yesterday

My daughter and I took an end of summer camping trip for two nights in a tent. The park is absolutely gorgeous - really like the unpopulated feel. Located only 15 minutes from the decent size town of Canyon and 30 minutes from Amarillo, it...More

Thank Seattleslew4007
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here for the play some I am limited on my opinion. The park is very beautiful. Unfortunately, we could not walk the trails do yo recent rain. Gift shops were ok.

Thank DGK71
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although my husband knew the history of the canyon, I had no idea it even existed until we stopped at a rest area that had some historical plaques. We decided to take a side trip off Route 66 and check it out. It was well...More

Thank RoadTripGranny
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent two nights here, the views are spectacular, the trails very well kept and the campsites are of a superior kind! The staff are friendly and the whole park is just so well organized from the roads, to the facilities!! A must see!!

1  Thank suzanne h
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The views are gorgeous! Want for the play, Texas, and all really enjoyed. The cast, crew and staff were friendly. BBQ dinner was good.

Thank June B
Reviewed 4 days ago

A breath-taking sight in the Texas Panhandle. Not to be missed! There is a visitors center at the rim, then a gift shop and snack bar in the canyon. Call ahead to the stable for horseback riding! Don't forget your camera!

Thank 7Kathi_D
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had no idea the majesty of this place. The scenery and sunsets are incredible. We camped at the new RV loop, Juniper. The sites have water and electric hook up. Showers and bathrooms are very clean. Shelter covers picnic table. We only spent one...More

Thank abochey
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had meant to visit for years and am so glad I did. I wasn't really planning to hike- which was good since trails were closed due to big storm the previous night- but this would be a great place for camping and hiking. The...More

Thank poodleone
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28 July 2017|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
If going to the bottom of the canyon you should be fine. Just take it slow and steady. The road down is a long and windy road wide enough for rv's to pass with no problem. Just make sure you have good strong hitch and... More
16 July 2017|
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Response from wolfcreek850 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the website states there is a camping fee plus the daily $5 entrance fee. We buy an annual Texas Parks Pass for $70 per vehicle which covers all park entrance fees but not camping fees. We feel it is worth supporting... More
11 July 2017|
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Response from wolfcreek850 | Reviewed this property |
I hope I'm not too late in answering your question. The lighthouse trail is too hot this time of year to take a young child hiking on but there are a couple of nice alternatives. The Pioneer Nature Trail is a half mile loop... More