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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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The Texas Grand Canyon

This impressive canyon within the PDC state park is the second largest in the U.S. and is easily... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
charles s
London, United Kingdom
Beautiful Views

The views from the rim are spectacular, and the rock formations are quite interesting, expecially... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David N
Margaretville, New York
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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” (66 reviews)
“palo duro canyon” (219 reviews)
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11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015-8747
11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015-8747
+1 806-656-2244
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This impressive canyon within the PDC state park is the second largest in the U.S. and is easily accessible to explore by car, hiking trails, biking or horseback riding. There is fantastic scenery and views to enjoy including the famous lighthouse rock formation, plus the...More

Thank charles s
Reviewed 6 days ago

The views from the rim are spectacular, and the rock formations are quite interesting, expecially all the balance rocks in the canyon. The small museum near the entrance explains some of the geology and history of the area. This was a CCC project when it...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited on a below 32f day but still loved Palo Duro. Being able to drive into the canyon and walk and explore at your own pace means a great family adventure unfolded for us. Be prepared with food and snacks as this is a...More

Thank DadingoMelb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see when you're near Amarillo! Only 5 dollars per person and some of the best red rock canyon views I have ever seen. Easy access to the bottom of the canyon by car. Lots of trails and places to stop for...More

Thank TequilaDavid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent stop. Relaxing area to hike around. Peaceful setting, amazing views. Enjoyed the quiet time allowing me to just enjoy the moment without any outside interruptions.Would love to be able to go back on a regulation basis.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had not been here in years, so was glad to return. Beautiful views and vistas, and great hiking/walking. Enjoyed seeing wildlife including deer, wild turkeys, and road runners. Wildlife viewing and walking marred by off-leash dogs who went after birds. Equally troubling was having to...More

Thank COGuest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! We loved Palo Duro Canyon. We took 2 small dogs & a 5 year old on the hike to see the lighthouse and she walked it like a champ! Totally worth it. So much beautiful scenery. We saw several roadrunners and a bobcat....More

Thank Kristy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the park it is more than we expected. They have walking trail, bike trails and lots of space for camping. My husband and I want to go back and rent one of the cabins to disconnect from the city. The trail to go...More

Thank Dragonfly1120
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the travel trailer and dog on both of their maiden voyages to Palo Duro. The park staff are friendly and very helpful. The Mesquite campground was well maintained and easy to navigate. Lots of trails to explore that are well used and marked. Be...More

1  Thank Stacy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went here to celebrate our anniversary and spent 2 days hiking. The ranger was from Kansas and asked if we were avid hikers. We really are not but said we were. She sent us on a back route that met up...More

Thank kansaskayaker
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Lisa J
9 January 2018|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
March in the "Southern Plains" is perhaps the most unpredictable month of the year. Temperatures are not routinely as cold as they would be in January, but the winds become a huge factor in the "comfort index." Day temps are... More
Ann H
9 January 2018|
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Response from June B | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Hudspeth House in Canyon City. Canyon City is closest to the park entrance, about 15 minutes away.
2 January 2018|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
If you're in to B&B's, Hudspeth House in Canyon, is a wonderful choice. Close to everything in Canyon, and to the Park as well.