Palo Duro Canyon (United States)

Palo Duro Canyon Travel Guide and Trip Resources


John Fowler

US second largest canyon

Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the US
Located south-east of Amarillo

Palo Duro is a canyon system in the Texas Panhandle, near Amarillo. Reaching depths of 300 meters, and stretching for over a 100 kilometer long by 10 kilometer wide, this is the United States' second largest canyon after the Grand Canyon.

Although not quite as majestic, the colors and scenery are certainly reminiscent of the Grand Canyon. Formed by a branch of the Red River, the State Park has a number of iconic sights like the Lighthouse, a rocky column standing up from the canyon bottom, and others which such odd names as the Spanish Skirts and Devil's Slide. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Palo Duro Canyon is a region in United States. It is situated at an altitude of 3274ft and the best airport to fly into is AMA (Rick Husband Amarillo International, Amarillo)
  • The main spoken language here is English, and the average English skill is high
  • The currency used in United States is the US dollar (USD)

Palo Duro Canyon Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
52 55 63 72 81 90 91 90 84 73 61 50

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
0.6 0.5 1.1 1.1 2.5 3.3 2.2 3.4 2.1 1.8 0.8 0.6

More Palo Duro Canyon travel resources

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