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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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  • Took a quick day trip to Palo Duro. If you get any where near you need to stop in. Great views all around. Visitor center has a nice overview. Drive down into the canyon, stop and hike around. Short h...  more »
  • Great day trip and lots if nice hiking. Even have a place to get a burger there now. Til 5:00 anyway. Beautiful st sunset. Always leave with red sand in car. But fun place.  more »
  • We drove here from Wisconsin for the mountain bike trails. They were rated high, and there were many miles of them. We were not disappointed. Trails range in ability with Pasio del Rio & Juniper River...  more »