Texas is home to some of the biggest things in the United States, from burgers to lazy rivers, but one of the most notable giant things is the second largest canyon in the entire country. The giant Palo Duro Canyon State Park is filled with trails, views, and so much more.
Palo Duro has 1,500 acres set aside just for horseback riding. If you do intend on riding your horse, you will have tons of wide open space for yourself along with two giant trails that are shared with hikers and mountain bikers. You will get lost on these incredible nature trails, and you'll love it!
Visitors can also take a tour of the stables at the park. There you can take a guided horseback ride and you can meet some of their adorable animals. On Tuesdays and Sundays in the summer, visitors will be able to enjoy stories about the early settlers played out in their Pioneer Amphitheater.
The park is open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. but you can also stay in the park overnight if you're just so taken back by the beauty of the place. Visitors have the option to stay with their own equipment in a first come first serve hike-in for just $12. Guests can also stay in your RV with prices ranging $24 to $250 depending on the amenities you'd like to receive.
Throughout the park, there are several cool items like benches, caves and fireplaces that are perfect for anyone who is looking for something unique to post on their Insta. There are so many great places to relax at while enjoying the incredible views of the massive canyon.
Palo Duro is located at 11450 Park Road 5 in Canyon, Texas. Tickets are only $8 for a day's entry. For more information on the park, you can visit their official website here.
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