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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Address: P.O. Box 285, Canyon, TX
Phone Number: 806-656-2244
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Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Canyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, State Parks, Ancient ruins, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Driving
Owner description: A dramatic 60-mile long and 800-foot deep canyon noted for its excellent hiking, birding, fishing...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Canyons, State Parks, Ancient ruins, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Driving
Owner 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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Amarillo, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit, there are so many things to do while you are there and it is one of the most beautiful places in Texas. They have amazing scenery with great places to hike or just drive around taking in the natural beauty. They have many bike and horse trails also to enjoy. Stop at the... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Palo Duro Canyon is the 2nd largest canyon in the United States, second to the Grand Canyon. It is a great place to visit for a day, or for a month. We spent Thanksgiving 2014 camping in our RV in the canyon, and it was so much fun. Wild turkeys were all over the campground. Deer and wild sheep were... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

First off, this park is unique from many of the other parks in Texas all that make is an overall great park. Some things that make it great: dogs are allowed, several mountain bike trails, back-country camping, and several rivers you can drive across along the main road. This park offers some great desert landscapes although I would not say... More 

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Fremont, Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is definitely a must see if you're driving in the area. The place comes out of nowhere you're in the middle of flat land Texas more or less when you come across is beautiful looking Canyon would definitely take the time to go see

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

While travelling across country we had some car trouble in Amarillo, TX. The fine folks at Brown Subaru gave us a loaner car and recommended that we drive on over to Palo Duro Canyon. Who knew there was another canyon in the US other than the Grand??? What a pleasant surprise and what a great distraction from our car troubles.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We are driving there and my husband and kids are sceptacle that on the last leg of our trip back from Colorado the flat baron land before them has anything to see. Yet low and behold all of the sudden a massive beautiful canyon that seems endless appears. Great hiking, nature, and sights. Totally recommend!!

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I think we were fortunate to explore this canyon in February...I imagine it gets smokin' hot during the summer. We spent two nights in one of the canyon floor stone cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) in the early 1930's; private, fun, rustic and a slice of history. Enjoyed our sunset fire and the evening quietude of the... More 

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Woodward, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Hiking is a ton of fun, we went after it rained and it made some of the trails nearly unclimable. 2nd biggest canyon is worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Can't wait to bring the family. So worth the drive. Nicer than I could of imagined. Clean trails. Great staff except for the trading post cashier. He looked like he hated his job.

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A giant hole in the middle of panhandle flatness! We had a great day of exploring with my four children. We found a cave (hollow place in the rock wall) that we followed people into for some shade and nice views. We enjoyed a picnic lunch and marveled at the variety of colors and shapes of stone in the park.

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