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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Address: 11450 Park Road 5 Canyon, TX 79015, Canyon, TX
Phone Number: +1 806-656-2244
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A dramatic 60-mile long and 800-foot deep canyon noted for its excellent...

A dramatic 60-mile long and 800-foot deep canyon noted for its excellent hiking, birding, fishing and mountain biking.

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Camping in the middle of the park and canyon - Incredible night sky

We camped in two tents in the park - Campsite Mesquite. Wonderful lay-out and incredible views all around and above (at night time you are dazzled by the stars and the Milky Way... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Clara V
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We camped in two tents in the park - Campsite Mesquite. Wonderful lay-out and incredible views all around and above (at night time you are dazzled by the stars and the Milky Way). It got really really cold at night, so if you are camping in November/December layer up and bring extra duvet / blankets and hot water bottles. Also... More 

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the Dallas area, this was a great 3-day getaway. We recommend that you spend a couple of nights at the Drury Inn in Amarillo then take the 30 minute drive to the canyon. You don't have to hike - just pull into every overlook. Stay a while, take pictures and enjoy the scenery. Plenty of secluded and romantic picnic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an absolutely beautiful spot it is massive. I would dare say it is a must see even if you have to make a special trip. It has a rugged and wild feeling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We camped for 3 days in the park at the mesquite campground. Be advised that your camping fee does not include an entrance fee. It's $5.00 per person per day. A little pricey if you ask me. But What a great place! We hiked 15 miles while there. We did the Rock Garden Trail, the CCC trail and the trail... More 

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Russell, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Took a trip out to the canyon with my children and their cousins. Saw some wild life and beautiful rock formations. Very easy to get around. Took some great photos. We even hiked up a small trail to a little cave. Kids had a blast and plan to go back this summer.

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Bolckow, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy being active outdoors. This is a beautiful place to visit! We went on the Lighthouse Trail with about 25 people from our family. It took about 30 minutes to drive to the Lighthouse trail once you were inside the park. The older kids (age 6-17) climbed the mountain while the younger ones (age 3-5) stayed on the trail.... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Palo Duro Canyon Is an amazing place. Nature is beautiful there. We drove around the whole Canyon. We wish we had more time to spend there. Next time we are planning to spend the night there.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The colors in this gorgeous canyon are truly amazing. It is a must stop. We stayed at the Mesquite Campground which put us right up close to these beautiful formations. Our favorite bike/hike trail was to the Lighthouse formation. You can bike most of the way and then hike the end to the lighthouse formation. There are lots of fun... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely canyon 20 south of Amarillo, TX. Similar to the Grand Canyon but it not even close to the GC in grandeur. One nice attribute that Palo Duro has over the GC is that one can drive through the bottom of Canyon. The drive is a 16 mile loop. The scenery is more picturesque on the way back. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long on our "bucket list," we finally made it to this beautiful State Park. November is an ideal time to visit as there are few other people on the trails and the cooler temperatures make hiking - most of the trails are without shade - much more enjoyable. There are trails for every skill level so people with kids, weekend... More 

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