Palo Duro Canyon Climber's Log

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mattdalman - Jul 16, 2018 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2018

fun State park  Sucess!

A fantastic State park. A very fun place to explore, especially with the kids.


mountaingazelle - Apr 28, 2016 11:11 am Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2016

Palo Duro  Sucess!

Hiked to the Lighthouse and Goodnight Peak. Great place to visit considering how flat most of the panhandle is.


Pewma - Oct 15, 2013 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013

Comanches  Sucess!

I took a trip here to follow the old Comanche trail and see where Quanah Parker and Ronald Mackenzie passed through.


Cortez - Apr 3, 2012 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2011

Grand Loop Thanksgiving Weekend 2011  Sucess!

Beautiful, unexpected canyon country in the panhandle. The Grand Loop is a must.


Koonsy - Jun 20, 2011 3:27 pm

HOT   Sucess!

Very warm day to be out exploring.


alecdavis1992 - Jan 4, 2011 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Endless exploration.  Sucess!

Lot's of fun scrambling to be had. Visited some remote sections of the canyon.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Oct 2, 2010 6:43 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2010

Wet, But Cool, September Day  Sucess!

There were lots of clouds accompanied by occasional rain showers, but that made for a cool, afternoon hike on a day that would otherwise have been very hot. Hiked out to the Lighthouse on the standard trail.


MyLifeOutdoors - Sep 15, 2010 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2010

Hot  Sucess!

I hiked to the lighthouse with my family. Very beautiful canyon. When we got back the thermomater read 110. Very hot!!!


MBS1017 - Apr 9, 2010 11:30 am

The Amazing PDC  Sucess!

The extremely flat land around this canyon make it a very special place. You suddenly drop almost 500 feet below the wind swept plains of the Texas panhandle into this beautiful, colorful canyon. Endless hiking and great mountain biking. Wildlife everywhere. Truly amazing.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Nov 24, 2008 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Dec 4, 1980

What a nice surprise!  Sucess!

What a great find in the middle of the plains! I enjoyed a couple of days exploring here back in the day.

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Jun 4, 2008 2:17 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

Surprising!  Sucess!

You just don't expect to see such a deep canyon as you're driving through the west Texas flatlands. Beautiful place to see and hike. I actually got to drive my Jeep in the eastern part of the canyon outside of the park.


StumblingBear - May 19, 2008 2:35 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 1972

Country Swing  Sucess!

Have visited several times and even camped a time or two. The museum in nearby Canyon(town)is well worth a visit and to get a view of a bit wilder part, take highway 207 S from Claude (on US 287) it drops into the canyon and has a roadside park.You've come this far so continue on to highway 86(left or east) and hit Caprocks Canyon SP and a stop in Turkey, home of Bob Wills

Bubba Suess

Bubba Suess - Mar 9, 2007 10:20 pm

The Land of Goodnight.  Sucess!

I am a big fan of Charlie Goodnight, so I could not avoid the Palo Duro for long. It is a little over developed for my tastes, but so are most State Parks in Texas, and in this case who can blame them? Most peoples jaws would drop seeing such a huge canyon so close to FLAT Amarillo.


BigPsycheDadee - Feb 18, 2007 5:20 pm

Must see in West Texas  Sucess!

I've been here about 10 times. When driving there, the land is flat as a pancake, then the Canyon suddenly opens up before you. Good camping, hiking, and mountainbiking. Explore the trail-less section on the parks south end.


tomastx - Sep 19, 2006 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2006

Lighthouse on New years  Sucess!

Spent a couple days around new years. All was fine except for some strong sand/windstorms. Went up to the lighthouse and did a couple more hikes in the park.

Zac Finley

Zac Finley - Feb 22, 2006 12:02 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2005

Lighthouse Point  Sucess!

Camped in one of the sites nestled inside the canyon. Woke up early(5:00 a.m.) and hiked to Lighthouse Point. Besides the three people i was hiking with, I didn't see anyone on the trail going to and coming from Lighthouse. We did see two wild boar running around toward the end of the trail where its at its steepest.
I would suggest doing doing the hike in the morning hours. This will eliminate the Texas heat. More likely to eliminate others hikers being on the trail. And you'll have a better chance at seeing the wildlife.


DylanWann - Feb 14, 2006 9:04 pm

A Day In The Wild  Sucess!

I spent two days romping around the canyon as far as I could in the Texas heat with my roommmate. We had a blast! Getting firewood was a frustrating matter, but we enjoyed hiking through exotic gulleys, stumbling upon stranded deer, and climbing what ever we saw.


bigwilly - Dec 28, 2005 9:10 pm

Route Climbed: Grand loop Date Climbed: November 3 2005  Sucess!

Climbed to the top of the formation behind the Lighthouse. Spectacular views but very windy. Great Day.

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