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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: Driving, Hiking
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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Very impressive canyon nice to drive and hike

If you want a beautiful drive or hike this is the place. You can drive the canyon loop in about an hour with a few stops or you can hike one of the well marked trails. I did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you want a beautiful drive or hike this is the place. You can drive the canyon loop in about an hour with a few stops or you can hike one of the well marked trails. I did both and will return for some overnight tent camping soon. The is also so very fun looking horse back riding. If you... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I've been to Palo Duro Canyon several times and I never tire of the sights. The park rangers are very helpful and friendly.

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Tulsa, Ok
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped for a few hours on the way to New Mexico. The staff in the welcome center was very friendly and helpful. We hiked the lighthouse trail which was beautiful! At 59 degrees, the weather was perfect. There are reminders all over that the canyon can get very hot in the summer, and to bring lots of water, so... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The park staff was great and made sure they answered any questions I had. I just wish I could have stayed longer.

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Amarillo, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had visitors from New York & New Jersey. They were in awe of the canyon's splendor and beauty. Saw the longhorn cattle, wild turkeys, mule deer and a porcupine up close in their natural habitat. Hiked up to some of the caves and took photos at lookout points. Worth modest admission fee to take in some of natures finest work!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have enjoyed the play TEXAS numerous times and continue to be impressed by the grandeur of the gifts of God that this canyon embodies. We love the dramatic scenery and interesting wildlife, vegetation and clean air. Don't miss a visit to this incredible park. It is easy access off of I-40 from Amarillo.

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Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Just drive out to see it, because we had extra time. Beautiful & breathtaking. We didn't do the hike or go to visitors center, but parked & enjoyed the view.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We only had a brief visit but will return. We hiked a short trail (about 1.5mi.) that was well marked and relatively easy. The canyon is beautiful and we saw it on a cloudy day. I suspect views could be spectacular with evening light. Admission fee of $5.00 per person reasonable. Would love to come back to camp and to... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This will seem silly - we were given a 15% off coupon at entrance. Went to gift shop - took our items up and put them on the counter. She began ringing them up. We pulled out the coupon and were told we were in the wrong shop.....so we paid full price. She told us it was the Trading Post... More 

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edmond OK
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

$5 per person, great value for this treasure! Clean, plenty of bathrooms (clean & well maintained), trails well maintained & well marked. Please visit the museum and learn the story of the canyon before you hike, it will give you a better understanding of the canyon. There is a trading post that supposedly sells burgers, but it has never been... More 

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