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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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30 mi 48 km of trail 2 Runs

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Gems in Palo Duro Canyon State Park - 1

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gem Favorite Palo Duro Canyon from the rim viewpoint on a sunny February day.

Palo Duro Canyon View

(5) Canyon, TX

Runs in Palo Duro Canyon State Park - 2

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Favorite Kick Buttowski
Intermediate

Lighthouse Trail

6.1 mi 9.8 km • Loop • 361 ft Ascent 109.96 m Ascent

(23) Canyon, TX
Favorite A uniquely colorful rock spire
Intermediate

Lighthouse - GSL - PDR Loop

6.3 mi 10.1 km • Loop • 259 ft Ascent 78.94 m Ascent

(8) Canyon, TX

Trails in Palo Duro Canyon State Park - 17

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1.4 mi 2.3 km #1CCC Trail
Difficult
Canyon, TX
Difficult
1.4 mi 2.3 km Canyon, TX
0.3 mi 0.6 km #2Goodnight Peak Scenic Loop
Intermediate
Canyon, TX
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.6 km Canyon, TX
3.1 mi 5.1 km #3Givens, Spicer, Lowry Trail
Intermediate
Canyon, TX
Intermediate
3.1 mi 5.1 km Canyon, TX
2.3 mi 3.7 km #4Rock Garden Trail
Intermediate
Canyon, TX
Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.7 km Canyon, TX 10 
1.0 mi 1.7 km #5Paseo del Rio
Intermediate
Canyon, TX
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.7 km Canyon, TX
3.2 mi 5.2 km #6Upper Comanche Trail
Intermediate
Canyon, TX
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.2 km Canyon, TX
2.6 mi 4.2 km #7Comanche Trail Mid
Difficult
Canyon, TX
Difficult
2.6 mi 4.2 km Canyon, TX
2.3 mi 3.6 km #8Comanche Trail South
Very Difficult
Canyon, TX
Very Difficult
2.3 mi 3.6 km Canyon, TX
1.4 mi 2.3 km #9Kiowa Trail
Intermediate
Canyon, TX
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km Canyon, TX
1.4 mi 2.2 km #10Little Fox Loop
Easy
Canyon, TX
Easy
1.4 mi 2.2 km Canyon, TX
2.9 mi 4.7 km #11Juniper/Cliffside Trail
Intermediate
Canyon, TX
Intermediate
2.9 mi 4.7 km Canyon, TX
0.2 mi 0.4 km #12Triassic Trail
Easy
Canyon, TX
Easy
0.2 mi 0.4 km Canyon, TX
1.1 mi 1.8 km #13Rojo Grande Trail
Intermediate
Canyon, TX
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Canyon, TX
0.5 mi 0.8 km #14Pioneer Nature Trail
Easy
Canyon, TX
Easy
0.5 mi 0.8 km Canyon, TX
1.5 mi 2.4 km #15Cottonwood Trail
Intermediate
Canyon, TX
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Canyon, TX
3.9 mi 6.2 km #16Rylander Fortress Cliff Trail
Easy
Canyon, TX
Easy
3.9 mi 6.2 km Canyon, TX
0.6 mi 1.0 km #17Tub Springs Draw Spur
Intermediate
Canyon, TX
Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Canyon, TX

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Kick Buttowski
Nov 8, 2015 near Canyon, TX
Aerial shot of the Lighthouse Trail from a Cessna 172.
Aug 10, 2017 near Canyon, TX
More colorful cliffs along the trail
Feb 22, 2018 near Canyon, TX
A uniquely colorful rock spire
Feb 22, 2018 near Canyon, TX
Left to right - Table Mesa, Sunday Creek Valley with Timber Mesa in the distance where the valley bends right, and Capitol Mesa, looking north from the ledge up on the Lighthouse (foreground, very left).
Feb 20, 2019 near Canyon, TX
Looking Northwest into the canyon from a lookout near the first rim.
Oct 23, 2018 near Canyon, TX
Capitol Peak
Feb 22, 2018 near Canyon, TX
This lip must be overcome to reach the Lighthouse "table".  The drop off to the left is substantial.  Mothers with small children may not be happy at this point!
Nov 23, 2019 near Canyon, TX

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