Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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A dramatic 60-mile long and 800-foot deep canyon noted for its excellent hiking, birding, fishing and mountain biking.
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Pat M
Richmond, TX30 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Nice park. We drove through on a road trip. It would be great for campers and adventurers. Only missing a lake! It is a nice outdoors area with adventures to be found.
Written 31 May 2023
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Janice G
Jacksonville, FL36 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Love this park. We camped inside the beautiful canyon. The best part was hiking to the Lighthouse rock formation. This is our second year in a row to camp here. The rangers were extremely nice and helpful last year when our truck broke down at the bottom of the canyon.
Written 23 May 2023
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phillipfrazier
Willow Park, TX146 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Canyon was cool. Lived in Texas for over 70 years and never been there. Boing back next month for "Texas".
Written 4 May 2023
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Christina B
Louisiana2,613 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We traveled a little out of the way to see this. Was it worth it ? Although it is pretty and has some wonderful views of the canyon walls, we have seen that just and more traveling through some western states. So will leave it up to what you have seen in life. If you may never get to some other areas out west it may be for you. It had some nice looking campgrounds on the bottom. Roads are not that scary as I read. If campers can go down …it’s not that steep or long to the bottom. We have traveled on much higher and narrower roads. We only did the loop, but even if we had more time there was nothing that drew me to hike any of them. I believe we spent about 45 mins- hour from first look out & back.
Written 3 May 2023
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dshoe8616
Springfield, MO44 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Such a great park to visit! There are all ranges of trails from easy level ground to serious hiking. The views are awesome.
Written 1 May 2023
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DayTrippin'66
Amarillo, TX8 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Relaxing and beautiful right here in the Texas Panhandle! Before the entrance there is a new mercantile store/event center with craft beer and wine and good food. From their patio you can see the longhorns roaming around. The zipline looks amazing.
Written 1 May 2023
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Akv
The Netherlands35 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
No comparison to Grand Canyon, but lovely park to visit though.we were very early, the lady at the entrance needed alot of time for every car. When we got out of the park there was a large traffic jam of at least 30 cars.
Written 16 April 2023
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greatauntie27
Prior Lake, MN58 contributions
Apr 2023
My young adult relative and I enjoyed our time. He took a hike and we drove down to the bottom of the canyon. There many hiking trails.
I’ve been to The Grand Canyon, but you can’t drive to the bottom, obviously.
For my nephew it was a great introduction to a big canyon and the desert area.
Depending on your stamina you could stay the better part of a day or more or as little as 2 hours.
Written 14 April 2023
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Paul L
37 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Amazing views contained in a relatively small area. The colors are amazing. Hiked up to the Lighthouse and found the view more than worth the effort. Trails are well maintained up to the final .1 mile. It will take a little effort if you're not used to climbing, but it is definitely doable. Enjoy the view from the top. On the way into or out of the park, stop by the Sad Monkey Mercatile. The place has a great vibe...from camping supplies to local wines and beers on tap.
Written 11 April 2023
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Whistle-pig
Texas78 contributions
Mar 2023
The favorite part of the park for my family was the hiking. Definitely a trail for everyone! Park staff was so very friendly and knowledgeable. We’ll be back!
Written 5 April 2023
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