This month before we head off to Shanghai is a busy time! We just finished a three-day trip to Palo Duro Canyon and will be heading to Austin, Houston, and Asheville before we depart on July 9th.
Palo Duro Canyon is a must-see if you are ever in the West Texas area. Driving there, you pass many cotton fields and suddenly happen upon a gorgeous canyon. Since it’s a state park, it’s also a very affordable vacation. Day passes are $5.00 and we rented a small 1930’s era cabin to stay in for $60.00 per night. We recommend the cabin… you’ll want the AC.
While there, we hiked 2 trails and spent another evening climbing into a cave. The lighthouse trail is the famous trail for the park and it’s an easy 6 miles. More than worth the view from the top, just take lots of water!
We also hiked the CCC trail. It’s the original 1930’s trail to get from the canyon rim to the floor. This starts at the parks first viewpoint and is a difficult trek, but shorter with about 3 miles there and back. We spotted multiple beautiful lizards and birds along both hikes.
On our second night there, we went to see the musical, Texas, in the open-air amphitheater in the Canyon. The show includes
fireworks, dancing acts and a cute settler’s of West Texas storyline. It was a little hokie, but it’s a Texas tradition so everyone should see it once!
We couldn’t have had better camping and hiking buddies who treated us to the 3-day getaway. The evenings were cool and the star viewing was amazing.
Have you been to Palo Duro? What did you think?Palo Duro Canyon Glamping Trip by lpferguson22