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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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Range of hikes from easy to challenging. Spectacular scenery in every part of the park. Easy to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Houston, Texas
Lighthouse trail, rock garden trail, "trading post", clean camp sites

This is a must-visit for Texan state park explorers, hikers, and/or those with interests in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Austin, Texas, United States
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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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“trading post” (63 reviews)
“palo duro canyon” (215 reviews)
“rock garden” (28 reviews)
11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015-8747
+1 806-656-2244
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Range of hikes from easy to challenging. Spectacular scenery in every part of the park. Easy to navigate parking and hiking.

Thank wardkr
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must-visit for Texan state park explorers, hikers, and/or those with interests in geology. I would visit the visitors center first --before you descend into canyon it is on your right, maybe 200 yards from entrance to the park. At visitors center you...More

Thank kmoneyUT
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved the Canyon! The only negative was renting the lighthouse cabin. They had a horrible fly problem in the cabin. When we complained about it they said it was just the time of year. We spoke with a local there and he said we shouldn’t...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice RV sites that offer a bit of privacy. Lots of trails for hikers, bicycles and horse folk. The river running through is pretty small but very lovely. Look for the Cowboy dugout.

Thank viajamujer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenic outlooks and able to drive down into the canyon. At bottom of canyon the road loops through the area, making enjoying the canyon easy for seniors, there are numerous hiking and horseback riding trails for more athletic visitors.The canyon is much larger and...More

Thank Hallhouse38
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a couple of hours while on a cross country road trip. The staff at the entrance gate were very polite and helpful. We chose Chinaberry Day Use Area for a picnic lunch. There were plenty of tables to chose from and...More

Thank thenextchapter2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

My lodge went for the play "Texas". We drove thru the park and saw the play. It was very good. Loved watching the horse and rider come down the mountain. The college students were very talented.

Thank Loretta V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hiking trails were closed while we were here so we weren't able to walk the trails but we enjoyed an evening drive through the canyon. The view from the top of the canyon is very scenic! Very pretty place to visit.

Thank Beth A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst many visitors want to hike and enjoy the numerous trails, there are many enjoyable views which can be seen by driving the park with its scenic outlooks, visitors Center and road down to the canyon floor

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great state park featuring the second largest canyon in America. The hiking trails are well marked and easily found using the park map. The rock formations are awe inspiring and great for photographers.

Thank MajorLSU
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Gagan G
15 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.
12 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.
6 November 2017|
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