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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

P.O. Box 285, Canyon, TX
806-656-2244
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Canyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, State Parks, Ancient Ruins
Activities: Hiking, Driving
Description: A dramatic 60-mile long and 800-foot deep canyon noted for its excellent hiking, birding, fishing and mountain biking.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Winnsboro, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was my 2nd trip to the park. The first was when I was a very small child, 4ish, when the Sad Monkey Train was still in operation. My memory then was of my dad asking if I saw that Indian 'up there on the ridge'. The train sits decomposing along the road side before entering the park. Some of... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I go to the Palo Duro Canyon every time I visit the Amarillo area. I choose a different place each time I enter the park, so it's important you get a map to see off beat trails and hills. There are many places to hike, bike, and to take ALOT of pictures. In the summer the production "Texas" is a... More

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful experience. Just go and enjoy your day or even camp, they have tent locations and RV areas. There are places to use the restroom, eat, get drinks, have a picnic, go hiking, ride bikes, wade in the water and so much more. If your lucky you might see some wild turkey and deer as your making... More

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West Melbourne, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Palo Duro canyon is a must-visit place in Texas. Some people consider it as a mini Grand Canyon, and I can understand why. There is a similarity with Grand Canyon for sure, but this canyon is greener and not as big, so it is easier to explore too. Road infrastructure through the canyon is well-estabilished so one can drive through... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I went camping for the weekend and it was amazing! Beautiful scenery and well maintained trails and camp grounds. It's the 2nd largest canyon in the US next to the Grand Canyon and we had never heard of it until we came to this part of TX! We will definitely be back! !!

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Sun City, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There are no words to express the beauty your eyes will behold! Amazingly Beautiful! You will be so glad you took the time to look upon its beauty!

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Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There just isn't enough I can say about this beautiful place. We've camped there and been awakened by wild turkeys. We've enjoyed wading in the streams. The night time sky is breath-taking. The play "TEXAS" is a great experience.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I attended the Texas play on 7/11/2014. The musical was excellent. The actors were great; it looked like a lot of the performers were college students. The setting was beautiful, at the bottom of the Palo Dura Canyon State Park which is the second largest canyon in the U.S. We were told to arrive early for parking.... More

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Allen, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautiful setting, facilities, service. One of the best parks in Texas. Our site was walking distance io the play.

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Franklin, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We loved the colors...the reds, the greens, the browns with the blue sky. We, unfortunately, didn't see much wildlife. We did see a lizard. It was very peaceful.

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