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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015-8747
+1 806-656-2244
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Can't believe we've never been here

Sunday visit but the heat kept the peopleaway, so trails were accesible and clear. Too bad the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dan G
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Worth the detour

The Texas Grand Canyon. Has a nice view from the visitor's center. It is very warm even in early... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bruce R
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Flower Mound, Texas
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A dramatic 60-mile long and 800-foot deep canyon noted for its excellent hiking, birding, fishing and mountain biking.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015-8747
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sunday visit but the heat kept the peopleaway, so trails were accesible and clear. Too bad the entire park has such horrible signage for telling you where the trail heads are (almost non were marked. While on some of the trails it was tough to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Texas Grand Canyon. Has a nice view from the visitor's center. It is very warm even in early May. Be sure research about the Indian wars in the area - The park volunteers were very helpful.

Thank Bruce R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I believe this is America’s 2nd largest canyon and it is beautiful with so many hiking and biking trails. (The lighthouse trail is a must see). Also from just driving the canyon loop you can see so many beautiful and amazing rock formations and caves....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just moved to Amarillo and was excited to go and see Palo Duro canyon. Besides the visitors center that you stop at the drive is basically stops to go hiking. The beautiful pictures of formation can only be seen after a long hike. Something we...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was just a incredible to come off the Pan Handle Plains and there it was, this amazing canyon. 120 miles long and 800 feet deep. The Grand Canyon of Texas.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must see attraction. Whether you are a sightseer like us or like something more adventurous this is for you. Looking from the top overlooks the canyon is impressive. Getting down into the canyon is easy and you are met by impressive rock...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked the lighthouse trail, which is about 6 miles round trip. Great views, good trail. Very nice state park with picnic and camping areas. Highly recommend hiking early as it gets pretty hot in the afternoons.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

By far one of the most amazing experiences I have had while traveling. We had planned this trip with our best friends over a year ago, in March of last year one of our friends passed away suddenly. So this year we asked his wife,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing! We love this place! The of the canyon in the afternoons are just magnificent! I would suggest go to the visitors center first then venture out from there! It is a great place to visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got to park super early to do the lighthouse trail. The walk was easy enough but the heat is killer. We started at about 75 degrees and finished at almost 100. Climbing up around the lighthouse at the end was very cool and worth...More

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amb0293
June 20, 2018|
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Response from Beverly D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we stayed in a lovely B&B in Canyon, which is about 12 miles away.
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YolandaAustin
May 28, 2018|
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Response from joanne h | Reviewed this property |
As far as birding We toured the whole canyon and stopped at places that no one or few people were in. this time of year you will have to watch carefully for snakes, they were not out when we were there early spring, but the... More
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rosembud
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Papadshaw | Reviewed this property |
Hookups are there, don’t think there are enough trails
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