Canyon: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Encountered by Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado in 1542, the red ochre bluffs and precipitous cliffs of Palo Duro Canyon provide visitors the same vistas described by Spanish conquistadors. Palo Duro Canyon ranks as the second largest canyon in the United States and among the Lone Star State’s most impressive natural features.   

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

  • Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. – close. Closing times vary by season.
  • Admission: Adults: $5 daily; 12 years and younger: Free
  • 11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX
  • 806-488-2227
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