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Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Lat: 34.937252
Lon: -101.65893
Ele: 3,051 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Texas Texas
Lat: 34.937252   |    Lon: -101.65893   |    Ele: 3,051 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Texas Texas

Come to the "Grand Canyon" of Texas featuring over 28,000 acres of land to explore.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park is located in Texas and is part of the second-largest canyon systems in the United States. It is 120 miles long, 20 miles wide, and 800 feet deep. The geologic layers are over 250 million years old. It has Hoodoo formations and rich plant life on the floors of the canyon, created by the flood river plains. Plants consist of shortgrass prairie, cottonwood treed, soapberry, wildflowers, sunflowers, blackfoot daisy, sage, and more. The Palo Duro Mouse is an endangered species that grows to be eight inches long with a four-inch tail. Other animals here include coyotes, bobcats, mule deer, and wild turkeys. The canyon is also a popular location for birding.

The battle of Palo Duro was from 1874-1875. The battle between the U.S army and Southern Plains Indians. The U.S. calvary surprise attacked, forcing many tribespeoples to flee away with nothing. There are many artifacts here that were left behind. The park opened to the public in 1934 and has 30 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trials. Other popular actives include bird watching and nature studies. The park has a variety of camping options. Campsite offer electricity hook up, water hookup at the primitive camping grounds. Camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Glamping sites, cabins, and RV sites are also available. The park is open year-round and gate hours are from 7:30 am - 6 pm Sunday through Thursday. On weekends, the gate is open from 7:30 am to 7 pm.

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JAN
51° / 31°
1 days
FEB
54° / 33°
2 days
MAR
65° / 42°
5 days
APR
72° / 48°
7 days
MAY
81° / 57°
9 days
JUN
91° / 68°
10 days
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JUL
91° / 70°
13 days
AUG
91° / 69°
13 days
SEP
82° / 62°
11 days
OCT
71° / 50°
6 days
NOV
61° / 40°
3 days
DEC
50° / 32°
2 days

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