Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Start the New Year with a First Day Hike - Sunset
"THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED." Ring in the New Year right with a First Day Hike! Join Ranger Mark and Ranger Bradley for a brisk, evening hike on the CCC and Triassic Trails right as the sun sets over the rim of the canyon!
Hike with the Pioneers of Palo Duro
"THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED." Learn about the different pioneers through time who first saw Palo Duro’s walls on this hike.
Sun Fun
"THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED." Observe the sun through a solar filter and learn about our closest star!
Roping with a Ranger
"THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED." Learn to rope a steer at Palo Duro Canyon State Park!
Hike with the Pioneers of Palo Duro
Learn about the different pioneers through time who first saw Palo Duro’s walls on this hike.
Sun Fun
Observe the sun through a solar filter and learn about our closest star!
Roping with a Ranger
Learn to rope a steer at Palo Duro Canyon State Park!
Hike with the Pioneers of Palo Duro
Learn about the different pioneers through time who first saw Palo Duro’s walls on this hike.
Skins and Skulls May Break my Bones
Learn about who’s who in the Palo Duro zoo and how carnivores hunt their prey.
Skins and Skulls May Break my Bones
Learn about who’s who in the Palo Duro zoo and how carnivores hunt their prey.
Skins and Skulls May Break my Bones
"THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED." Learn about who’s who in the Palo Duro zoo and how carnivores hunt their prey.
Skins and Skulls May Break my Bones
Learn about who’s who in the Palo Duro zoo and how carnivores hunt their prey.
Backpacking 101
Curious about backcountry camping but not sure how to get started? Join Ranger Annie for this 1hr introduction to the essentials of backpacking including equipment, cooking, safety, Leave No Trace, even how to go to the bathroom outdoors!
Hiding in Plain Sight
How many times have you seen a bobcat? What about a cardinal? Have you ever wondered why some animals seem to blend into their surroundings but others are highly visible? Join us to learn about animal coloration and how they use their appearance to survive.
House Hunters – Bird Edition
This housing market is crazy! Come out and help a pair of lovebirds find their perfect home. Learn about the must-haves birds have when looking for a nest (hint – it’s not a walk-in closet) and try your hand at making your own nest.
Animal House
Stop by at our table near the Lighthouse Trailhead to learn about some of the animals that call Palo Duro Canyon State Park home.
Hike with the Pioneers of Palo Duro
"THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR MARCH 10 AND MARCH 11." Learn about the different pioneers through time who first saw Palo Duro’s walls on this hike.
Walking with Spiders
Bring a flashlight and join us in searching for Wolf Spiders along the trail in this evening hike!
Walking with Spiders
Bring a flashlight and join us in searching for Wolf Spiders along the trail in this evening hike!
Worm Moon Hike - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Experience the rising of March’s Worm Moon in this full moon hike.
A Slice of Palo Duro Pie
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
A Slice of Palo Duro Pie
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
A Slice of Palo Duro Pie
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
Hike with the Pioneers of Palo Duro
Learn about the different pioneers through time who first saw Palo Duro’s walls on this hike.
Skins and Skulls May Break my Bones
Learn about who’s who in the Palo Duro zoo and how carnivores hunt their prey.
Pink Moon Hike - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Experience the rising of April’s Pink Moon in this full moon hike.
A Slice of Palo Duro Pie
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
A Slice of Palo Duro Pie
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
Hike with the Pioneers of Palo Duro
Learn about the different pioneers through time who first saw Palo Duro’s walls on this hike.
Hike with the Pioneers of Palo Duro
Learn about the different pioneers through time who first saw Palo Duro’s walls on this hike.
Animal House
Stop by at our table near the CCC Overlook to learn about some of the animals that call Palo Duro Canyon State Park home.
Animal House
Stop by at our table near the Mack Dick Pavilion to learn about some of the animals that call Palo Duro Canyon State Park home.
Walking with Spiders
Bring a flashlight and join us in searching for Wolf Spiders along the trail in this evening hike!
Flower Moon Hike - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Experience the rising of May’s Flower Moon in this full moon hike.
Walking with Spiders
Bring a flashlight and join us in searching for Wolf Spiders along the trail in this evening hike!
A Slice of Palo Duro Pie
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
Strawberry Moon Hike - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Experience the rising of June’s Strawberry Moon in this full moon hike.
THE Palo Duro Van Tour
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
THE Palo Duro Van Tour
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
A Slice of Palo Duro Pie
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
Hike with the Pioneers of Palo Duro
Learn about the different pioneers through time who first saw Palo Duro’s walls on this hike.
Walking with Spiders
Bring a flashlight and join us in searching for Wolf Spiders along the trail in this evening hike!
A Slice of Palo Duro Pie
"THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED." Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt
Bring an ultra-violet flashlight and join us in searching for scorpions along the trail in this evening hike!
Night Hike Safety Hike
Join our rangers for a quick stroll to discuss hiking at night and being safe while hiking after dark.
Buck Moon Hike - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Experience the rising of July’s Buck Moon in this full moon hike.
THE Palo Duro Van Tour
"THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED." Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
THE Palo Duro Van Tour
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Walking with Spiders
"THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. FOR JULY 2ND" Bring a flashlight and join us in searching for Wolf Spiders along the trail in this evening hike!
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt
Bring an ultra-violet flashlight and join us in searching for scorpions along the trail in this evening hike!
A Slice of Palo Duro Pie
"THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED." Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
Animal House
"THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED." Stop by at our table near the Lighthouse Trailhead to learn about some of the animals that call Palo Duro Canyon State Park home.
Hike with the Pioneers of Palo Duro
"THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR JULY 6TH." Learn about the different pioneers through time who first saw Palo Duro’s walls on this hike.
Skins and Skulls May Break my Bones
Learn about who’s who in Palo Duro and how carnivores hunt their prey.
THE Palo Duro Van Tour
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sturgeon Moon Hike - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Experience the rising of August’s Sturgeon Moon in this full moon hike.
THE Palo Duro Van Tour
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
THE Palo Duro Van Tour
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Skins and Skulls May Break my Bones
Learn about who’s who in Palo Duro and how carnivores hunt their prey.
Night Hike Safety Hike
Join our rangers for a quick stroll to discuss hiking at night and being safe while hiking after dark.
Walking with Spiders
Bring a flashlight and join us in searching for Wolf Spiders along the trail in this evening hike!
A Slice of Palo Duro Pie
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
Night Hike Safety Hike
Join our rangers for a quick stroll to discuss hiking at night and being safe while hiking after dark.
Walking with Spiders
Bring a flashlight and join us in searching for Wolf Spiders along the trail in this evening hike!
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt
Bring an ultra-violet flashlight and join us in searching for scorpions along the trail in this evening hike!
Bison Grocery Store
Learn about the bison who once roamed Palo Duro Canyon and their many uses to the Comanche People.
A Slice of Palo Duro Pie
"THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED." Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.