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Park activities include camping, horseback riding, hiking, nature study, bird watching, mountain biking, and scenic drives. While in the park, stop by and enjoy our Visitor Center located on the Canyon Rim. This rustic native stone building was constructed by the CCC in 1934 and houses a Museum and Museum Store. The store is located in the Visitor Center and features books, potter, jewelry, and educational items pertaining to the Canyon.

great views on the way, but a very disappointing ending.

hiking
5 days ago

This was a fun trail to hike. Very interesting and entertaining. Was kinda disappointed at the end that there wasn’t a spectacular view but had many along the route there! Hiked Lighthouse one day and this the next. Of the two this was the more interesting and challenging terrain, but lighthouse is spectacular at the end of the hike!

One of my favorite hikes in Palo Duro Canyon. Great views but be care when it’s windy the trial gets about two feet from the edge of the cliff.

Must continue on past the end of the trail and go up to the lighthouse. It is a short steep climb but very worth it.

This is a great trail to take your young ones and get them acquainted with hiking. I have 3 toddlers and they love this trail.

hiking
12 days ago

A great easy trail with beautiful views.

hiking
12 days ago

This is a great trail with children. My ten year old son and I throughly enjoyed our hike.

hiking
14 days ago

Went on 2/9 and the weather was high 60s. Was hot on my way up, but cold at the top and on my way down. Pack a jacket! Quick, easy, fun trail with some scrambling towards the summit which was fun. No shade whatsoever so I can see this being a miserable summer hike. Finished about 2L of water throughout entire hike. Took me about 2h 40m with a 20 min break at the top and no other breaks.

Love this trail! Always a favorite to do at PDC

Easily one of my favorite trails in the canyon, fun to shred on a bike too!

A trail with an end point that makes it all worth it. Get to the top and see where you've hiked from and much more. Beautiful piece of PDC

1 month ago

Definitely a fun trail for first timers at PDC, good views and a chill mood.

hiking
1 month ago

When you get to the end follow the path behind the bike rack that’s when it gets a little challenging but well worth the climb to get to the lighthouse.

hiking
1 month ago

When you get to the end make sure you go to the top. It’s worth it, and probably the only hard part about the hike. The rest is pretty flat.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail with a stellar view. We had to cut the hike short because we didn’t have enough water for 2 adults and 4 dogs and we were pretty bummed about it. The hour and a half we spent on it was totally worth it and I would go back in a heartbeat. Trailhead is easy to find and it’s a steady uphill hike. This park was perfect to camp in and the rangers were so helpful and nice.

Easy trail until you get to the lighthouse to climb up. Beautiful views from the top of you can climb!

This trail is pretty flat until you climb at the end off trail so I'm not sure why it's marked as moderate. If you can, definately try the climb up as the views are outstanding. Wouldn't try if it was over 80°- there's absolutely no shade. Took about 3 hrs but we hung out at the top for a while.

Beautiful

Great trail for beginners, lots of turkeys and other wildlife.

hiking
1 month ago

Very well laid out trail from the canyon floor to the rim. the switch backs could not be laid out better making the trail easy for most anyone to do.

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