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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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good hiking trails!

My husband and I went here to celebrate our anniversary and spent 2 days hiking. The ranger was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Manhattan, Kansas
Absolutely must see !

I always wanted to visit this park , but could not find a cabin available, they only have three... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Irena S
San Antonio, Texas, United States
via mobile
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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
+1 806-656-2244
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I went here to celebrate our anniversary and spent 2 days hiking. The ranger was from Kansas and asked if we were avid hikers. We really are not but said we were. She sent us on a back route that met up...More

Thank kansaskayaker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always wanted to visit this park , but could not find a cabin available, they only have three ( with full accommodations ) . Usually , it is booked far in advance, but luckily one day , I logged in to the parks website...More

Thank Irena S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is kind of hidden gem. We had seen a lot of pictures and drove from San Antonio to visit this park. Up to 3 miles of park boundaries, we could only see farms and fields on either side of the road and we...More

1  Thank Gagan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I stopped by Palo Duro as we concluded our one-month road trip around the U.S. and it was very disappointing that we couldn't hike around due to the rain; they close the trails after the rain because the wet ground becomes slippery...More

Thank Cecilia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palo Duro Canyon is gorgeous! The drive into the canyon was a little scary with the hairpin turns and loss of cell service, however, it's a beautiful canyon. My hike on the Lighthouse Trail proved to be challenging and exciting. I can't wait to...More

Thank CancunXmas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a chance, experience the second largest canyon in the United States ... Palo Duro Canyon in Texas. Stayed in Terlingua nearby, and walked/drove the entire canyon, it seems. The museum on site takes you back through its fantastic history, and the walking...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were just passing through on our way to Denver and stumbled upon this as something to do. 2nd largest canyon in the US to the Grand Canyon. I've been the Grand Canyon which is awesome but so is this. The view is breath taking...More

1  Thank TheRaginCajun2009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I hiked for two days at this park and still didn't do all the trails. The canyon, rock formations, terrain, etc. is just breathtaking. There are trails for every level. The people at the park entrance were very helpful and gave us...More

Thank sgregory711
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palo Duro Canyon is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature. It costs $5 per person (13 years and older) to enter the park. (Children 12 and under get in free.) You will be given a map when you enter the park, but it’s...More

Thank cas250
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at palo Duro canyon on 11-26 @ 3 pm. Exit for park was very close to Cadillac ranch. Roads to park were very accessible and driver friendly. You get one of the best views as soon as you pull into visitors center. Driving down...More

Thank belHouston
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Gagan G
14 November 2017|
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Response from Susie9940 | Reviewed this property |
Palo Duro is a place that you drive through and don't have to get out of the car if you don't want. I did not. What I saw was lots of bicyclers and hikers.
11 November 2017|
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Response from MajorLSU | Reviewed this property |
I would spend at least two hours to view the Canyon beginning with the visitors center. There are several hiking trails and I would select at least one of the shorter ones and hike it to fully experience the Canyon.
5 November 2017|
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