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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. 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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  • The trails are great ranked from a flat hike to a day beautiful view of the canyon, Rangers are friendly and helpful 
    The trails are great ranked from a flat hike to a day beautiful view of the canyon, Rangers are friendly and helpful  more »
  • One of the reasons we travelled from Australia to Texas. We wanted to see and feel the amazing strength of the Comanche and the sad history of the demise of the Comanche. This history needs to be... 
    One of the reasons we travelled from Australia to Texas. We wanted to see and feel the amazing strength of the Comanche and the sad history of the demise of the Comanche. This history needs to be...  more »
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  • Nice spaced out sites with water and electric with 2 dump stations, no shade really though. Campgrounds are way back in the park, very quiet and secluded. We stayed in the Juniper campground, site 105. Nice views and trails from campsites. Lots of nice trails to take but unfortunately when we were there it was well over 100 degrees so we didn't get to partake much in the hiking. The hiking we did do we started out early to beat the heat. Didn't use the bathhouses but they seemed to be okay, not very many showers and no AC or vents in the buildings though. Wish we could have explored more as it is a beautiful park. Maybe we will come back when it isn't so hot.
  • Amassing Canyon to explore there is so much to see and many trails to hike but you have to go there early because it can get hot very quick also bring plenty of water and sunscreen and maybe some kind of bug repellent depending on the time of the year you are visiting. At gift shop you can buy some snacks and food things but if you bring your own picnic there is plenty of nice and shaded areas to stop and refuel your body while enjoying the breathtaking views pretty much anywhere in the Canyon property. I absolutely love my visit here and never gets old because you will always find a new view to take in!!!

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