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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Address: 11450 Park Road 5 Canyon, TX 79015, Canyon, TX
Phone Number: 806-656-2244
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Activities: Driving, Hiking
Description: 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 Beauty

I highly recommend that you make the effort to go visit Palo Duro Canyon. The scenery is absolutely breath taking. I only had an afternoon to visit and plan on returning for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend that you make the effort to go visit Palo Duro Canyon. The scenery is absolutely breath taking. I only had an afternoon to visit and plan on returning for a longer visit so that I can photograph the canyon.

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Cypress, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Palo Duro Canyon is a small version of The Grand Canyon. Not on the same scale, but it's beauty should not be missed. The Lighthouse Trail and The CCC Trails are picturesque and worth the hikes. The other trails are great for exercise, but aren't near as scenic as the two previously mentioned. For five dollars per person, this State... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Being a Texas history nut for Cowboys, Indians, the Calvary and Quanah Parker (Empire of the Summer Moon), this was a great visit.

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Natchitoches LA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
8 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

State Park first: pics don't do it justice, if you are anywhere near, make the effort to spend at least a few hours there. Park staff pleasant and extremely helpful. Cabins: stayed at one of the three CCC cabins on the rim--highly recommend. Clean, comfortable, quiet--with a great view. Keep in mind these are stone cabins from the 1930's and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great place to mountain bike. You might want to avoid the light house path, as for a biker, you come across to many people on that trail. But if you do bike it, at the 2.8 mile part you have a place to park you bike b/c it is no longer rideable to the very top, too steep. Be sure... More 

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Wisconsin
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We were riding along at the outskirts of the Park and then it just blows your mind !! Its enormous, colorfull, and just plain awesome !! The Grand Canyon is something everybody knows about, but this is the second largest canyon in the US. Its a 127 miles long and 800 feet deep. It just shocks you with all the... More 

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Sanford, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The canyon was beautiful ~ especially when the sun started to set! I was unable to hike because of an injury , however because you can drive to so many places ~ I was still able to see a lot!

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great park to visit as we never knew Texas had their own "Grand Canyon". Also picked up a few gifts at their gift shop too.

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Norman, OK
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I’ve driven through Amarillo many times over the years, and cast admiring glances at the arroyos and shallow canyons that flank I-40, and presumed that they must be part of Palo Duro. Wrong! The Palo Duro Canyon is not quite an hour’s drive outside the city, pretty much all by itself, and happens all at one. You are driving along... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We live about two hours from Palo Duro Canyon but it took us almost two years to get it on our schedule. We did an overnight in Sagebrush RV campsite. We drove through the park and hiked the Lighthouse Trail. It was a perfect day with mid-seventies temperature and a mostly easy hike - three miles each way. The last... More 

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