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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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Nice Experience

The views are gorgeous! Want for the play, Texas, and all really enjoyed. The cast, crew and staff... read more

Reviewed yesterday
June B
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A Must See!

A breath-taking sight in the Texas Panhandle. Not to be missed! There is a visitors center at the... read more

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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” (57 reviews)
“rock garden” (28 reviews)
11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015-8747
+1 806-656-2244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The views are gorgeous! Want for the play, Texas, and all really enjoyed. The cast, crew and staff were friendly. BBQ dinner was good.

Thank June B
Reviewed yesterday

A breath-taking sight in the Texas Panhandle. Not to be missed! There is a visitors center at the rim, then a gift shop and snack bar in the canyon. Call ahead to the stable for horseback riding! Don't forget your camera!

Thank 7Kathi_D
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had no idea the majesty of this place. The scenery and sunsets are incredible. We camped at the new RV loop, Juniper. The sites have water and electric hook up. Showers and bathrooms are very clean. Shelter covers picnic table. We only spent one...More

Thank abochey
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had meant to visit for years and am so glad I did. I wasn't really planning to hike- which was good since trails were closed due to big storm the previous night- but this would be a great place for camping and hiking. The...More

Thank poodleone
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was very pretty! I suggest everyone see this at least once in their life. My whole family including the dog loved it!

Thank Angie A
Reviewed 3 days ago

This canyon is truly a hidden gem of Texas! The views are spectacular! We camped in the Mesquite loop and thoroughly enjoyed looking out at all the gorgeous rock formations from our site. Coming from the cornfields of the Midwest, this is absolute heaven! The...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved this place. Such a pleasant surprise after all the views of the Panhandle Plains. Also love the history of the canyon.

Thank legendsofamerica
Reviewed 5 days ago

After viewing the plains on the panhandle of Texas for two days, the scenery relief down into Palo Duro Canyon was a good change in scenery. I would recommend this drive is nothing else to see the area of Amarillo on the drive to the...More

Thank Dallen C
Reviewed 5 days ago

The show, "TEXAS, " is an amateur show, but is well done and so very entertaining. Kudos to all involved but especially to the choreographer and the dancers. All of their numbers are so very well done. Several of the actors are "veterans" and do...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Every visit to this park opens new vistas. The roads are considerably improved throughout the park. Despite recent flooding, the park has kept the interior roads passable. It is a shame that there are not more cabins. The gift shop is excellent. The staff is...More

Thank Mad_Mervyn
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28 July 2017|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
If going to the bottom of the canyon you should be fine. Just take it slow and steady. The road down is a long and windy road wide enough for rv's to pass with no problem. Just make sure you have good strong hitch and... More
16 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
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