Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Palo Duro Canyon is a canyon system of the Caprock Escarpment located in the Texas Panhandle near the cities of Amarillo and Canyon. As the second-largest canyon in the United States, it is roughly 120 mi (190 km) long and has an average width of 6 mi (9.7 km), but reaches a width of 20 mi (32 km) at places. Its depth is around 820 ft (250 m), but in some locations, it increases to 1,000 ft (300 m). Palo Duro Canyon (from the Spanish meaning "hard wood") has been named "The Grand Canyon of Texas" both for its size and for its dramatic geological features, including the multicolored layers of rock and steep mesa walls similar to those in the Grand Canyon.

Trails in the Hikepack map

  • Capitol Peak Trail
  • Comanche
  • Duck Pond Spur
  • Fractures in the Rock Spur
  • Givens, Spicer, Lowry Trail
  • Juniper/Cliffside Trail
  • Juniper/Riverside Trail
  • Lighthouse Trail
  • Little Fox Canyon Trail
  • Rock Garden Trail
  • Rojo Grande Trail
  • Rylander Fortress Cliff Trail
  • Sunflower Trail
  • Tub Springs Draw Spur

Attractions in the Hikepack map

  • Brushy Butte
  • Capitol Mesa
  • Capitol Peak
  • Castle Peak
  • Fortress Cliff
  • Lighthouse Peak
  • Lone Star Interpretive Area
  • Red Mesa
  • Timber Mesa
  • Toilets & Showers
  • Trading Post


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