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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Address: 11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015-8747
Phone Number: 806-656-2244
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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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Do yourself a favor and take the time to visit Palo Duro Canyon. It's a jewel and is definitely worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do yourself a favor and take the time to visit Palo Duro Canyon. It's a jewel and is definitely worth it.

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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this stunning place, we drove through it and my children enjoyed every minute. The views from the rim are stunning, just like looking at a mini grand canyon. Please visit if you are in the area, you don't know what you are missing.

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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here multiple times this summer and had a great experience every time! Pretty views! Great trails for the beginner up to the experienced hiker. If your a history buff there's plenty of info at the visitor Center to educate you on how the canyons were formed. Great trip if you live close to Lubbock or Amarillo!

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this beautiful canyon for the first time this summer with kids and we loved driving through it, stopping and hiking and having a poke around. The views are even better from the rim. As the second largest canyon in the U.S. it is often overlooked but it is a must see.

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Joshua
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I grew up until I was 11 in between Amarillo & Canyon with my family of 5. My sisters & I would spend each Friday night at my grandparents' house. They took us with them in the RV all over during summer including nearby to Palo Duro. It was a magical place for me as a kid. We would go... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this place, will need to go back and actually camp in the campground. Their theater and show is amazing!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Grand Canyon it is not, BUT it is still very beautiful and a unique Texas Bucket List location. The visitor center is interesting to visit to see how the park came to be. There are great views if you just want to do a drive thru (park fees for entrance), or there are Trails you can journey on if you... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must-do if you're in Amarillo. It's a short drive from there to the park. Very scenic Western scenery. Lunch at the Trading Post was delicious - incredible burgers!

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting relatives in Amarillo who brought us to the canyon for a mid-day drive. It's a bit of a surprise approaching the canyon as it is surrounded by mostly flat grasslands. The views were excellent and the park facilities are very nice. They have a road that actually descends to the canyon floor so you can take in... More 

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Bay City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The park is pretty amazing. Just outside Amarillo, the canyon itself is certainly a rugged place. My buddy told me about lighthouse trail and he didn't steer me wrong. When we hiked it, it was overcast and pleasant. I'd imagine it could be spectacularly hot on other days in August and offers zero shade. The trail was easy, mostly red... More 

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