Known as the Grand Canyon of Texas, Palo Duro Canyon State Park is the second largest canyon in the United States. There’s plenty for the visitor to do here, including hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Unfortunately, our mid-morning arrival meant that it was too hot to do any trails. The Texas Park and Wildlife Department requires reservations at this time, even for day use, to keep the visitor count manageable due to COVID-19 restrictions. We wore our masks when out of the Jeep.
We decided to treat this trip as a scouting trip. We checked out vantage points, angles, and time lapse locations.
From here, we headed to the Visitor Center and Gift Shop area. The parking lot has an amazing viewpoint.
From there, we drove the rest of the auto route, including the alternate road.