Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon

4.6
#1 of 9 in Things to do in Canyon
#Canyon, #Ruin, #Must See
Explore the dramatic landscapes of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the second largest canyon in the United States. Go for a drive in the 97 km (60 mi) long and 250 m (820 ft) deep Grand Canyon of Texas. Admire the "fairy chimneys"--thin sandstone structures, up to 95 m (310 ft) tall. Hike, bike, or ride on your faithful horse across the 48 km (30 mi) trails. Backpacker-style camping is possible, and areas equipped with water and electricity are available. Guided tours on horses can be booked in advance. If you decide to bring your own horse, be sure to take a water bucket with you. Add Palo Duro Canyon State Park to your Canyon travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Canyon trip site .
map
Create an itinerary including Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon State Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,719 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I’ve been visiting here since I was in grade school. I saw the Texas play about the second year it was performed. I’ve camped out of my car in designated camping spots, I’ve back packed in the back co...  more »
  • The canyon was great and there were good trails to hike. Saw a number of deer, and at the bird feeders one day we came across 6 wild turkey, an armadillo, and lots of different birds. The only downsid...  more »
  • This is a Texas Panhandle gem! The second largest Canyon in North America, we learned about it the last time we were in Amarillo and decided we definitely wanted to visit the next time. We spent a day...  more »

Plan your trip to Canyon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Canyon

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Canyon by other users

3 days in Canyon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Canyon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Canyon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 40 days in Texas, Granby & Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Canyon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Canyon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Canyon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Canyon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Canyon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in San Antonio, Canyon & Quitaque BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Canyon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Canyon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans