It has recently come to my attention that I never “officially” blogged about Palo Duro Canyon. Last September we traveled 6 hours to the Panhandle of Texas to visit this great place and to celebrate our two year wedding anniversary. Since we are quickly approaching our third (September Fourth) I figured, now is as good of time as any!
Did you know, Palo Duro Canyon, located in Canyon, Texas, is the second largest canyon in the United States! Second, of course, to the Grand Canyon. Palo Duro is 120 miles long, and in some spots, 20 miles wide! The maximum depth is 800 feet. Compared to the Grand Canyon, at 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and 6,000 feet deep.
We had a blast during our last visit and I would love to go again! This place is grand, beautiful and in the middle of nowhere! There isn’t much up there in the Panhandle, but this State Park is a true gem. If you are ever passing through the area, I highly recommend stopping. The views in this park are worth the visit! -Ruth-