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. Add Palo Duro Canyon State Park to your Canyon travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Canyon trip site .
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  • This is a great state park featuring the second largest canyon in America. The hiking trails are well marked and easily found using the park map. The rock formations are awe inspiring and great for ph...  more »
  • Great state park if your prepared for the onslaught of pesky flies. Usually we have a problem with skitters so thought well at least flys don't bite. WRONG, these do! So bring a fly zapper or two, cuz...  more »
  • Went to Palo Duro a few days ago. Started at the gift shop and visitors center which is not a good introduction to the canyon. The area around the center is overgrown and unkempt and the interior is o...  more »

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