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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Address: 11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015-8747
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A dramatic 60-mile long and 800-foot deep canyon noted for its excellent...

A dramatic 60-mile long and 800-foot deep canyon noted for its excellent hiking, birding, fishing and mountain biking.

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Stunning scenery with easy hikes for kids

Being based in Dallas from Australia for two years, this has been on our must do list. It is the second largest canyon in the US after the Grand but amazingly not many people know... read more

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Being based in Dallas from Australia for two years, this has been on our must do list. It is the second largest canyon in the US after the Grand but amazingly not many people know about it. We found Palo Duro absolutely stunning and very kid friendly- there were plenty of lookout points you could simply drive up to and... More 

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My friend and I did Palo Duro in just a day trip passing through, we got there in the morning and stayed until later afternoon and it was amazing. We did small hikes and sadly didn't make it to the famous lighthouse trail, however, my boyfriend wants to go since he's never been. I am more than willing to go... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I and two other couples spent the morning at Palo Duro Canyon, and we were very impressed. It is a beautiful place with lots of activities and lots of natural beauty. We hiked, visited the gift shop, spend time at the overlooks, and enjoyed the car ride through the property. I would have liked to have more... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A colorful park that is well maintained. But people will stop in the road (instead of going to a pull out) and take pictures out their window with cell phones. Since it was spring and Texas had been blessed with lots of rain, it was very green and the weather was mild. The visitors center tells the history of the... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Breath taking views, if you find yourself near the park, it's definitely worth a visit, being the second largest canyon in the USA, and if your wanting to experience a private part of he canyon from horse back, Palo Duro stables is fantastic!

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Lubbock, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a beautiful park. There are close to 30 miles of trails throughout the canyon so there is always something new to see. We chose to hike the Lighthouse Trail, which seems to be the most popular. Even though many people were on it, we still hiked most of it without anyone around us. Hikers and cyclists have to share... More 

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Houston
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited in early May and the weather was wonderful. It rained the day before we arrived and many if not all the trails were closed. We got to hike and the lighthouse hike is great (be sure to continue up after the Trail's End sign under the lighthouse on a steep but not too long trail to get to... More 

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Gainesville
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing hikes and views. Make sure you visit. Go by the visitor center; the guy in there was helpful and funny! :) Take water!

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice drive through the park. Beautiful western scenery in the second largest canyon in the US. Lots of history here. Great photo ops.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of our best hike day in a long time! Pet friendly park, this place has it all. $5 per person per day admittance. Plenty of photo opportunities. A photographer's dream, there's a vast array of plants, flowers, rocks, animals, lizards, birds and snakes. This gorgeous landmark has miles & miles of trails that are suitable for hikers... More 

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