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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 young children, Activities for older children
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Elm Mott, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We went to see the play "Texas" July 8, 2012. I can't say enough on how good the play was; however the dinner was the worst I have had in many years! I found a large piece of plastic wrap in my cole slaw, almost swallowed it, the BBQ was shredded pieces of scrap pieces like they use for chopped... More

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Porter, TX
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Amazing views. We were just passing through and did not get to stay or see the musical. We enjoyed the drive and seeing the wildlife in the park. The secluded cabins were rustic and I can't wait until we can return and stay.

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League City, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We went on a hike, and it was incredible!!! I highly recommend hiking the lighthouse trail. Go early in the morning (8 AM) and bring a ton of water.

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Liberal, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit if you're in the area. Lots of hiking trails that are perfect for beginner hikers. Just make sure to bring lots of water if you go during summertime. Of course, it's not as "grand" as the Grand Canyon, but it's still an impressive sight to see on the plains of Texas.

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Amarillo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

What fun to paint in Palo Duro Canyon with a great group of Plein Air artist. We have a paint out the first Monday of each month. The canyon is one of God's unique creations and is the perfect place to paint. The colors of the Spanish Skirts are striking against the blue of the sky. The junipers compliment the... More

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a gem we have inTexas! I wish we had more time to spend there. It certainly deserves a visit of its' own. We will go back.

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Cuero, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I camped in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, last week. The canyons/land formations are so beautiful!!! Driving through for the day might be the thing to do (right now). We stayed one night and camped. It appears that the park is a little understaffed. We were assigned site #30 in the Hackberry Camp Area. The first remark... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was an unfortunate victim of harsh weather on my visit to Amarillo. After graduating from school, I thought I would take a little day hike down in Amarillo. I had read about Palo Duro in a few of my hiking books and was told it would be a great view. Unfortunately, upon arriving that day and paying to get... More

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