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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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Indeed, this is Texas' best kept beautiful secret.

I've camped here many years before, rode the trails on horseback and by car never repeating the same experiences and sights. It is simple, almost untouched, yet close to small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Irving, Texas
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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I've camped here many years before, rode the trails on horseback and by car never repeating the same experiences and sights. It is simple, almost untouched, yet close to small towns and Amarillo. Mother Nature's architecture never ceases to amaze me. I also learn more about the history of Texas with each visit Plan to spend several days exploring the... More 

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Schwertner, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went on a long weekend trip with the kids and grandkids and stayed in Amarillo. We all went to explore Palo Duro on Saturday. What a beautiful and amazing place. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Pictures do not do it justice. We were very lucky to be visiting on a weekend after it had rained all week. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Another place that I've always wanted to see and finally made it! This landmark is breathtaking and we loved it. The scenery is amazing and you just stop and stare at the beauty before your eyes. We took the driving tour through and really enjoyed it. The gift shop in the canyon has a lot of history and is also... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A unique adventure to visit such a site close up and hands on. You van drive in. Hike around park and look. We even managed to score a stone cabin for the night so as to experience the sights n sounds in the bottom of the canyon. A must experience if driving through.

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Wiehle, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

While Palo Duro Canyon lacks the spectacular grandeur of the Grand Canyon, it is conversely a more intimate experience. The museum and gift shop are recommended stops. The drive is easy, but watch out for weather related road closures and detours. If you're able, take a hiking trail or two. Be sure to bring snacks and water. This is definitely... More 

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WEATHERFORD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Paladora canyon was amazing and would love to return to see more. Everything was breath taking. Please see it for yourself.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stopped here on the way back to Dallas from Colorado Springs. Although we had already experienced stunning rock formations at Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon, we were not disappointed with Palo Duro. It is a beautifully maintained park. For those who don't want to hike, it is a lovely 20 minute drive in and out of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Amazing views and what a surprise to find in the middle of flatlands and cornfields! Lots of good trails, scenic view pullouts, and camping & picnic areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This State Park is awesome. We were there in Juli. But thats definetely not the time you schould visit it. It's much too hot but if you can bare the heat, it's beautiful. 5 $ for Adults You can go hiking and watch many different animals.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Took a side trip to Palo Duro Canyon State Park and I was a little disappointed. I was expecting something like the Grand Canyon. Palo Duro is beautiful in its own regard with some great color.

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