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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Vamonosinfo wrote a review Oct 29
Dallas, Texas13 contributions3 helpful votes
Amazing place 🏜. Plenty of areas to explore, ride a bike, hike, with stunning nature, birdwatching, camping 🏕. Rivers, cave, desert, mountain and a canyon that you can walk. Easy access. In our humble opinion the best state park in all USA. Plan your day. Watch for the weather. Is really hot on summers. Bring plenty of water and immerse completely in this marvelous experience.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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donjuan909 wrote a review Oct 29
Platte City, Missouri65 contributions14 helpful votes
Such a breath taking site to behold. The views of the park are incredible. We took at least 100 photos of all the beautiful scenery. This is a must see attraction for anyone that visits the area.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Kimber wrote a review Oct 27
Austin, Texas7 contributions
Love this canyon and the shops within. Just a lovely, stunning area, filled with history and beautiful vistas. My friend and I definitely needed guidance to find various trailheads ! The maps aren’t very obvious and we are both savvy hikers. We walked the Paseo Del Rio trail, looking for the dugout but must have walked past it several times because it wasn’t marked. We were tired so perhaps it was our mistake but important historical places should be well-marked. It’s a minor issue because we loved every minute inside this gem!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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mike h wrote a review Oct 26
Fort Worth, Texas365 contributions177 helpful votes
Came back to stay in the park after a drive through visit a couple years ago. Stayed at a "glampsite" close to the trading post, which was excellent. Saw numerous deer, a wild turkey and bobcat (bobcat darted across the road). Still in awe that this magnificent canyon is in the middle of the most flat terrain in Texas! Must Do
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jeff W wrote a review Oct 24
Denton TX, United States5 contributions
We did several of the hiking trails. All were great, but Lighthouse was the best. Round trip about 5 miles - a must do. The trail goes out to the famous Lighthouse HooDoo rock formation. Trail is easy to follow, and I wore running shoes rather than hiking shoes and had no problems. Another very nice trail was Rock Garden - also about 5 miles round trip. This one takes you up the side of the canyon wall, and then you can walk along the canyon rim. The rim walk added a couple more miles to the round trip, but well worth the time. Also recommend the Old West Horse Riding Stables for a 1 hour trail ride inside the canyon (about $70 per person), and Palo Duro Creek Ranch jeep rides outside the state park main gate for a 2 hour jeep ride (about $80 per person). We stayed out of the park in one of the Dove's Rest Cabins (Fortress Cabin). These are privately owned, and are built overlooking the privately owned section of the canyon. Overall, Palo Duro State Park was a great place to spend a week - and we highly recommend it!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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