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Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park and other Canyon attractions using our handy Canyon trip generator.
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  • The 2nd largest canyon in US. We hiked three trails while there. The light house was easy, long, and a wonderful end. The Rock Garden trail was difficult but we longed the different formations as we w...  more »
  • I Loved the park, The trails, camping there is amazing, make sure you take plenty of water if you go hiking or camping in the middle of summer! they do have a little store/restaurant here which made i...  more »
  • Take the time to get off Interstate 40 as you cross the country and come see this mini grand canyon in the middle of nowhere Texas. Only takes about an hour to drive all the way through, well worth th...  more »

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