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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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Lighthouse Trail and more!

This was the centerpiece of our spring break trip - we drove all the way from Atlanta to see this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Scott W
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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Pretty but not particularly spectacular

After hearing that this was the second biggest canyon in the country, we had to try it. It's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Virgil_Boulder
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Boulder, Colorado
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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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“palo duro canyon” (222 reviews)
“rock garden” (31 reviews)
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11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015-8747
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"trading post"
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"palo duro canyon"
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"rock garden"
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"wild turkeys"
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"hiking trails"
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"flat land"
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"texas panhandle"
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"visitor center"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"gift shop"
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"lots of water"
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"great hiking"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the centerpiece of our spring break trip - we drove all the way from Atlanta to see this park. And if we're coming this far, we're definitely doing the Lighthouse Trail! We began at 9am on a Tuesday morning, only one other car...More

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After hearing that this was the second biggest canyon in the country, we had to try it. It's pretty, but it's really nothing like the Grand Canyon or Waimea, not very deep. Some day hikes were nice, not too many other people on the trails....More

Thank Virgil_Boulder
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely come back here. Easy trails to walk, drive to the bottom of canyon here in early April chill to air

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I really enjoy camping but camping at Palo Duro Canyon was an excellent idea. We did the hike to the light house and like the way the trail is full of signs.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a glorious find! Camping was fantastic. The wildlife, abundant and up close (with a lot of stories to tell). The staff were wonderful. Lots of hiking and adventure and beauty. I cannot describe the beauty of this place in a review. Functionally, bring plenty...More

Thank Nikki W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome views. Very interesting site. We were sorry that the wild flowers weren't in bloom, but the canyon is an incredible experience anyway. You can tour the entire canyon in one day -- or hike through it. Wonderful experience.

Thank PKubick
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a bus tour through the canyon with one of the park rangers and thoroughly enjoyed it. Jeff Davis, our guide, was excellent giving us pertinent facts throughout. The physical beauty of park was great. After the tour we drove back through the park and...More

Thank Papadshaw
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning views, gorgeous drive, lots of trails for hiking, visitors center and trading post, camping spots from pri.itive to RV hookups, as well as biking trails! The 2nd largest canyon in the United States is definitely worth a visit whether it is for a day...More

Thank Gloria S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent State Park at the upper end of a long, deep canyon cut into the flat plain of West Texas. Many activities may be carried out in the park, camping, hiking, trail riding, alomg with more just outside the park's entrance.

Thank Steven P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the better musiems in the US, except Orasarks musiem in Branson MS This musium has everything a person would like tye Texas Grand Canyon snd more ( plz excuse my spelling I hope trip advisor corrects it!!.,)

Thank Normafootloose
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Greenspunky
8 March 2018|
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Response from BarryHill1986 | Reviewed this property |
It was real spotty with Verizon. I would assume it would be the same with other carriers. It is probably best if you plan on not using your phone while there.
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cml667
4 March 2018|
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Response from kansaskayaker | Reviewed this property |
premium cabins on the rim if you can afford it and if you can get one.
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Shawntae V
28 February 2018|
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Response from DadingoMelb | Reviewed this property |
We did the “cowboy” walk and it was easy for our 8 year old and allowed his imagination to run wild. It’s flat too :)
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