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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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On a business trip I had some free time in the evening and spent several hours just cruising around the canyon, stopping every few minutes to snap pictures and take in the views... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Anderson, South Carolina
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Anderson, South Carolina
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

On a business trip I had some free time in the evening and spent several hours just cruising around the canyon, stopping every few minutes to snap pictures and take in the views. There are several trails that take you through the bottom of the canyon, ranging in difficulty. The visitors center has limited hours but if you can catch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We visited the end of July and it was hot. Park is huge and we thoroughly enjoyed driving through and taking pics. Can't believe I've lived in Texas my whole life and never been. If you go, you must go see Texas, the musical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I could feel the hand of God here.such a beautiful place....I came here to feel closer to God and my mom...Happy Mother's Day Mom may you rest in peace

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Conroe, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I am a Texas teacher and have wanted to visit this state park for a long time. We finally made it happen on our way to New Mexico. I was not disappointed. It is beautiful!!! Driving in after viewing FLAT land, driving into the canyon is impressive. We pulled our fifth wheel and stayed two nights in the park. The... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place is huge! What a scenery! It is an amazing place with fantastic views of the rock formations, the variety of plants and animals in the area. It offers great hiking trails, biking, camping and just driving around and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Please be aware of the weather as this place is prone to flash floods. Check with... More 

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Liberty Hill, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Palo Duro Canyon is always changing, depending the time of day you visit. Just like the Grand Canyon, just smaller. We have been to the play Texas 4 times and it gets better each time. Pretty much everything shady by the time the play starts.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the Canyon. Something my husband really wanted to see. We did not do any hiking. But the good thing is that you can drive your car down to the bottom of the canyon. Thank goodness since it was so hot. It makes a circle, so you cannot get lost.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We didn't even know this place existed. But found it on the internet so decided to visit it while we were passing thru Amarillo, Texas. It is a short drive southeast of Amarillo, maybe 20 miles. The canyon was beautiful with many hiking trails for those that like to hike. But beware if a thunderstorm is in the area. It... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The park is beautiful and HUGE and good for camping, hiking, biking or just riding around in your car to see the beautiful views. Don't miss the summer "TEXAS" play- first class and even has fireworks! We recommend that you book ahead for the show.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Our youth group were amazed as our bus travels along on the flat plains and suddenly come up on this beautiful place. It was totally shocking to see the abrupt change in the landscape. One of our group declared, "It looks as if GOD got tired of the flat land and dug His fingernails in the earth to make this... More 

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Address: 11450 Park Road 5 Canyon, TX 79015, Canyon, TX
Phone Number: 806-656-2244
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Canyon

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