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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: Hiking, Driving
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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Beautiful outing! Day trip worthy!

We made the trip to Palo Duro on the way to the Grand Canyon, and I'm certainly glad we did! Absolutely stunning views and plenty of trails for the explorers out there. Some of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We made the trip to Palo Duro on the way to the Grand Canyon, and I'm certainly glad we did! Absolutely stunning views and plenty of trails for the explorers out there. Some of the trails and roads were closed due to flooding but we still enjoyed it immensely!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was born in Texas and had never been to Palo Duro Canyon. I had looked forward to it for a long time and it was well worth it. It's a beautiful park and worth a visit. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The history of the Canyon is very interesting and awesome to view. Charles Goodnight ran cattle in the Canyon. The caves, and the formations have to be visited. Hiking for me was not what I expected to do, but I could not imagine not taking a trek up the hillsides. One of the roads were blocked off for a 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The canyon is breathtaking! We took a three hour drive through the state park on a cold hazy morning. Even with the cloudy conditions, the beauty of the park make it worthwhile. The road winds down through the canyon and then up again. I hope to go back to camp there someday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Nature at it's finest, the canyon is a spectacular display of what time and the forces of nature can create. I felt like we were driving through a painting at times. It was cool and cloudy while we were here but when the sun peaked through and highlighted the beautifully contrasted layers of sediment it was stunning. My kids were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Our German visitors requested a change of scenery from Fort Worth, so we took them to see the canyon. It had been raining every day for a week, but the day we went was dry and hot. We tried to make it to the lighthouse, but turned back at a little more than halfway. The hike was beautiful, but we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Would not have known about this but the attendant at the Texas Travel station at Exit 76 on I-40 in Amarillo told us about it. It's about a 30-mile (one way) trip to the park south of Amarillo, but it was like a mini grand canyon. Some of the roads deeper inside the canyon are blocked off due to flooding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

WE rented a cabin on the rim of the canyon for a couple of nights, it was spectacular views right out the door, we also toured the canyon and it is a wonderful and educational experience, the staff are great and the museum is a must do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is the second largest canyon in America and a real mini Grand Canyon!! If you want to come off I-40 and just take an hours drive leisurely thru the park you will love it! The red rock and rock formations are spectacular! It's beautifully green between the rocks with some water. I noticed a few people camping and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Just jaw droppingly beautiful. It can get crazy hot out here, so bring plenty of water, and then bring even more. But it's just beautiful. The view are amazing. And the visitor's center has a ton of really cool stuff in there, not the usual generic magnets and touristy crap.

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