OverviewThis is a six mile loop hike that combines the following four trails: Juniper Cliffside, Juniper Riverside, Sunflower and Rojo Grande Trails. These trails remain on the floor of the Palo Duro Canyon in the eastern half of the park.
Getting ThereAll of the above trails can be accessed via well signed trailheads on the park’s main road.
Juniper/Cliffside TrailThis is a 2.85 mile long trail that parallels the park’s main road going from Lighthouse Trailhead to another trailhead at the far eastern end of the park. A big cave can be seen at the east end of the trail.
East end of the trail.
The Big Cave.
Along the trail.
Capitol Peak appears near Lighthouse Trailhead.
Juniper/Riverside, Sunflower & Rojo Grande TrailsThese three short trails can be hiked in succession connecting the same two trailheads as Juniper Cliffside Trail. They follow a path to the north of the Cliffside Trail near the river.
Rojo Grande Trail.
Sunflower and Juniper Riverside Trails.