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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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Bucket List Item

Had heard about Palo Duro Canyon all my life, but had never had the opportunity to visit due to its... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
HoopFL
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Silver Springs, Florida
Hikers Paradise

Great place to hike, camp, and experience the outdoors. Many trails worthy of attention. Once you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Terrence S
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Ohio
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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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“palo duro canyon” (222 reviews)
“rock garden” (31 reviews)
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11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015-8747
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had heard about Palo Duro Canyon all my life, but had never had the opportunity to visit due to its remote location. Was visiting home in Texas and decided to take a week off and just visit things we had missed all these years. First...More

Thank HoopFL
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to hike, camp, and experience the outdoors. Many trails worthy of attention. Once you get past the Lihthouse Trail, the Givens Spicer Lowry Trail and The Rock Garden Trail are must hike. Park is clean, kept up, and very inviting to the casual...More

Thank Terrence S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in the area and rented a car! What a wonderful adventure! We climbed rocks and enjoyed the wildlife. Would go back!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the centerpiece of our spring break trip - we drove all the way from Atlanta to see this park. And if we're coming this far, we're definitely doing the Lighthouse Trail! We began at 9am on a Tuesday morning, only one other car...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

After hearing that this was the second biggest canyon in the country, we had to try it. It's pretty, but it's really nothing like the Grand Canyon or Waimea, not very deep. Some day hikes were nice, not too many other people on the trails....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely come back here. Easy trails to walk, drive to the bottom of canyon here in early April chill to air

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I really enjoy camping but camping at Palo Duro Canyon was an excellent idea. We did the hike to the light house and like the way the trail is full of signs.

1  Thank andrea a
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a glorious find! Camping was fantastic. The wildlife, abundant and up close (with a lot of stories to tell). The staff were wonderful. Lots of hiking and adventure and beauty. I cannot describe the beauty of this place in a review. Functionally, bring plenty...More

Thank Nikki W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome views. Very interesting site. We were sorry that the wild flowers weren't in bloom, but the canyon is an incredible experience anyway. You can tour the entire canyon in one day -- or hike through it. Wonderful experience.

Thank PKubick
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a bus tour through the canyon with one of the park rangers and thoroughly enjoyed it. Jeff Davis, our guide, was excellent giving us pertinent facts throughout. The physical beauty of park was great. After the tour we drove back through the park and...More

Thank Papadshaw
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PaNurse
25 April 2018|
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Response from TouringTwoTimers | Reviewed this property |
There are a variety of trails and you could go a short distance on any of them. Even just riding through the canyon is a lovely experience. You could make a couple of short stops along the way at pull-off places for a... More
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Greenspunky
7 March 2018|
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Response from BarryHill1986 | Reviewed this property |
It was real spotty with Verizon. I would assume it would be the same with other carriers. It is probably best if you plan on not using your phone while there.
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cml667
3 March 2018|
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Response from kansaskayaker | Reviewed this property |
premium cabins on the rim if you can afford it and if you can get one.
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