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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Address: 11450 Park Road 5 Canyon, TX 79015, Canyon, TX
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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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The difficulty is it's location far from major cities: we chose to fly into nearby Lubbock & rent a car: stopped at Canyon of the West museum at the college to get oriented. The... read more

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

The difficulty is it's location far from major cities: we chose to fly into nearby Lubbock & rent a car: stopped at Canyon of the West museum at the college to get oriented. The tourist center was also a good place to get started. Drove all down, through & around, had a picnic lunch, lots of pictures. Very impressive commune... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our grandchildren to the canyon for some sightseeing and a picnic lunch. We also had the opportunity to judge a photo contest! The scenery and outdoor picnic area was fantastic!!

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Sherman, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see beautiful scenic trails cant wait to go back and stay in the cabin again at Dove Rest

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to take family and do some wildlife watching and hiking. Bring a picnic and stay for the day.

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Portales, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent four days running around, up and down the trails. The weather was pleasant shich made doing this a pleasurable experience. Touted as the second largest canyon in the country, it lives up to its billing. Ample camp sites and a lot of traile to bike, hike, ride horses or walk. I would visit in the spring whn the weather... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took 3 early 20's young women to the canyon. It was a very entertaining experience. They went on a wonderful, slightly challenging hike, while I, a 50 something arthritic Mom, was able to find a much easier trail to romp around.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easier canyon to hike than the one in AZ because it is not as deep or as wide but it still has a wonderful beauty. Located on the high plateau about 25 miles below Amarillo, the park is a great place to get away. There are many trails with varying degrees of difficulty. Even on cooler days,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure, it's not as majestic as world-class National Parks like Bryce or Zion, but it is a hidden gem in the topography of West Texas. The trails are good, the views are very picturesque, and it is an easy place to get around and explore. The visitor center has a particularly interesting exhibit on the CCC and Depression-era work programs... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had to be in Amarillo on business and looked on Trip Advisor to see what was in the area. After work my coworker and I drove out to the park and were so glad we did! It is the 2nd biggest canyon in the US. We had less than an hour until sundown when we got there and didn't... More 

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Montezuma, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend of mine & I went there for the play. The drive there is lovely, & the view is gorgeous. We hike some while we waited for supper, was fun!!!

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