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0.9 miles

Elevation Gain

82 ft

Route Type

Out & Back


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The Palo Duro Caves trail in Canyon, Texas is a moderate difficulty trail that spans approximately 0.9 miles. The trail is known for its unique geological formations, including the iconic red sandstone cliffs and the famous Palo Duro Caves. The trail also features a river, which can be a refreshing spot for hikers during the summer months. The trail is well-marked and maintained, making it suitable for both beginner and intermediate hikers. It offers a variety of terrains, including flat sections, steep inclines, and rocky areas. Hikers should be prepared for the Texas heat and bring plenty of water, especially during the summer months. In addition to the natural beauty, the trail also offers a glimpse into the history of the area. The caves were once used by Native Americans, and hikers can still see remnants of their dwellings. The trail is open year-round, but the best time to visit is in the spring or fall when the temperatures are more moderate.
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