What is special about Palo Duro Canyon?

Nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of Texas” because of its size, stunning geological features, multicolored layers of rock, hoodoos, and steep mesa walls, Palo Duro Canyon is also the second-largest state park in the state parks system, and it features 30 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails (PDF).

Is Palo Duro Canyon worth visiting?

A visit to Palo Duro Canyon State Park is definitely worthy of your exploration by foot, bike or even horse! At nearly 120 miles long, 20 miles wide and 800 feet deep, the canyon is quite spectacular and remarkably accessible.

Can you just drive through Palo Duro Canyon?

Can you drive through the park? Yes, there is a scenic drive of about 16 miles that takes you to the floor of the canyon and that features beautiful views of the scenery…

Can you sleep in your car at Palo Duro Canyon?

Campsites with Electricity (Juniper) We charge an excess vehicle fee of $5 per vehicle per night for any vehicles beyond two. Three sites are certified ADA accessible (#111, 113, 115). The Tasajillo Pavilion is in this loop and available for rent.

Can you carry a gun in Palo Duro Canyon?

I spoke with Jennifer at Palo Duro Canyon State Park and she said that you can legally open carry within the Park, but absolutely no discharge of a weapon is legal.

Can you drink alcohol in Texas state parks?

It is against park rules to drink or display an alcoholic beverage in a public place at any time. All outdoor areas are public in a state park. Also, we cannot sell alcoholic beverages within a state park. Refer to Texas State Park Regulations 59.134 (b).

Can you carry a gun in Texas state parks?

Anyone 21 years old or older may carry a handgun in a holster (with or without a license) in most state parks. Handguns are not allowed in parks that are leased from the federal government. Check with the park before you go. Refer to Texas State Park Regulations for specific regulations – 59.134(d).