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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  • August 14, 2017
    After viewing the plains on the panhandle of Texas for two days, the scenery relief down into Palo Duro Canyon was a good change in scenery. I would recommend this drive is nothing else to see the are...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The show, "TEXAS, " is an amateur show, but is well done and so very entertaining. Kudos to all involved but especially to the choreographer and the dancers. All of their numbers are so very well done...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Every visit to this park opens new vistas. The roads are considerably improved throughout the park. Despite recent flooding, the park has kept the interior roads passable. It is a shame that there are...  more »

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