Lighthouse Peak at Palo Duro Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon is known as the 'Grand Canyon of Texas' and is the second largest canyon in the United States.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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11450 Park Road 5 | Canyon, TX 79015 | 806-488-2227

(20 miles S of Amarillo, TX)


Palo Duro Canyon is often referred to as the “Grand Canyon of Texas” and is the second largest canyon in the United States due to its size and geological features such as layers of multicolored rock, steep mesa walls, and hoodoos like the famous Lighthouse Peak.


Canyon area activities include hiking, sightseeing, mountain biking, nature viewing, and picnicking along with park-provided educational programming and much more. Old West Stables offers guided horseback riding tours, the Wildlife Viewing Blind provides a quiet place for bird watching, and tent sites and cabin rentals are available for camping. The park’s visitor center houses a museum store containing books, pottery, jewelry, and other canyon-related items.


Palo Duro Canyon Sate Park is also home to the internationally-known, award-winning, outdoor musical TEXAS, the official play of the state of Texas.


Palo Duro Canyon

The Big Texan Steak Ranch

Amarillo, Texas, USA

The Big Texan was made famous for offering its 72-ounce "Texas King" steak, free of charge to anyone who can eat the entire meal in under an hour.
Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch

Amarillo, Texas, USA

Visitors are welcome to participate in this always-open art installation and are encouraged to bring their own cans of spray paint to write graffiti.
Texas Outdoor Musical Drama

TEXAS Outdoor Musical Drama

Canyon, Texas, USA

This internationally-known, award-winning, outdoor musical is the official play of the state of Texas and has been performed for almost 4 million people.

© Photo (top) by Earl Nottingham