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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

South of Amarillo, the colorful slopes of Palo Duro Canyon State Park encompass more than 20,000 acres. Famed as the country’s second-largest canyon, it was formed primarily by water erosion from the Red River almost one million years ago. The canyon was dubbed “Palo Duro” (Spanish for “hardwood”) by early Spanish explorers in reference to the abundant mesquite and juniper trees, and offers hiking, horseback riding, cowboy cookouts, magnificent photo opportunities and outdoor theater events such as the renowned musical drama “TEXAS!”

Fog in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Fog in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park



GPS Coordinates

1 -- Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Decimal Lat: 34.98539 / Lon: -101.705632


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