Second only to the Grand Canyon, this North Texas State Park offers stunning views, world-class hiking, and unique rock formations.
Often referred to as "The Grand Canyon of Texas," Palo Duro Canyon is nearly 120 miles long and 6 miles wide in some parts.
On average, the depth of the canyon is 820 feet but in some places it can range up to 1,000 feet.
One of the most unique rock formations, The Lighthouse, provides a picturesque backdrop after a decent hike.
There are over 1,500 acres of trails set aside for horseback riding and 15 trails total throughout Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
Palo Duro Canyon is located just southeast of Amarillo, Texas. It takes about 30 minutes to drive from the heart of Amarillo to Palo Duro Canyon State Park.