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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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Beautiful

An unplanned stop turned into the most enjoyable time we have had in a long time! The views are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Janet L
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Drive through the canyon

Nice senic drive through winding two lane roads. We took our time with some site seeing before the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Teresa O
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Corinth, 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 4 days ago via mobile

An unplanned stop turned into the most enjoyable time we have had in a long time! The views are breathtaking. Hike, picnic, camp and enjoy the area. If you don't camp there are nice hotels about 12 miles away.

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice senic drive through winding two lane roads. We took our time with some site seeing before the Texas Show. I really enjoyed the drive.

Thank Teresa O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The views from the top and the visitor center are the best! Amazing feature in the middle of the flat plains. If you can't make it to the Grand canyon or the Rocky mountains, go here. The visitor center has a nice little museum and...More

Thank Gabriele G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great park - nice trails. Really good historical presentations and museum. Come back in the evening for "Texas!" show.

Thank dwpacheco
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have driven by Palo Duro Canyon on our way to or from Colorado & Nebraska twice, & knew it was there but didn't stop. This time we planned a 2-night stay just to see it, & we were absolutely amazed! There is nothing but...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We reviewed this park previously, but it is just as fantastic the second time around. Palo Duro is a real Texas treasure. If you haven't been there, take the time to go. Second largest canyon in the US next to the Grand Canyon. It is...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very interesting to see such a site about 20 miles south of Amarillo in the middle of nowhere. I never suspected that this was the second largest canyon in the US, next to the Grand Canyon. Lots of scenic canyon wall colorations, a few...More

Thank WILLIAM B
Reviewed 1 week ago

No. 1 thing to bring: DEET! The biting flies made it impossible for me to hike (I'm still scratching a day later lol). But the canyon is beautiful in morning or evening, when the sun is rising or setting. I didn't go to the "Texas"...More

Thank 996candy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first trip here and we will be back! Beautiful hiking trails! Cute diner and gift shop halfway through the park.

Thank Armyav8rwife
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent way to experience what it might have been like when cowboys and buffalos were the only inhabitants in this valley. We walked along the Givens, Spicer, Lowry track at 42 degrees, thanks to some gentle brise it was tolerable. Such a quiet valley...More

Thank AnnaTeAroha
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dwarvello
15 July 2017|
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Response from wolfcreek850 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the website states there is a camping fee plus the daily $5 entrance fee. We buy an annual Texas Parks Pass for $70 per vehicle which covers all park entrance fees but not camping fees. We feel it is worth supporting... More
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KayDarlene
11 July 2017|
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Response from wolfcreek850 | Reviewed this property |
I hope I'm not too late in answering your question. The lighthouse trail is too hot this time of year to take a young child hiking on but there are a couple of nice alternatives. The Pioneer Nature Trail is a half mile loop... More
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nanprix
5 July 2017|
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Response from lindajT966EX | Reviewed this property |
We have been twice. Went back the last time to see the musical. Summers can be warm
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