Palo Duro, the Grand Canyon of TexasChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 24, 2020
If you drive toward Palo Duro Canyon from Amarillo, Texas, you'll see Palo Duro gradually emerging ahead of you.
Texas Palo Duro means hard wood in Spanish
Palo Duro means hard wood in Spanish and people have inhabited that area for around 12,000 years.
You can can drive down to see the floor of the canyon via Park Road 5 and while there you will see the most prominent feature, the Lighthouse, a 300 foot formation at the north end of the canyon. You can access it from the road or by a three miles long trail. ■