Palo Duro Canyon

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.73 out of 5
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Intermediate
26
miles

Singletrack
↑ 4,900 ft
↓ 3,800 ft
2,809
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Circling the parking lot are no less than 5 trail heads networking for some 26 miles of singletrack trail throughout the canyon ranging from mild to wild in technicial ability,dirt,rocks,river rock,sand,wash-outs,switchbacks,dropoffs and climbs with alternative trail accesess throughout the canyon,the trails are well maintained,people are friendly the times i've been there (i drive out EVERY 3-4 weeks from Denver)someone was ready to ride with me.There rv an tent sites to be had an some of the best riding an scenery one could ask for.The sunsetting off the canyon walls make it worth the trip. Here's the # to Palo Duro 806-488-2227, see for yourself.....i'm going back in 12 days, hope to see ya there.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Mountain bike rentals -Guest

A: Outdoor Element Sports rents it the trail head for the Light House. I am going to this weekend so I called and enquired. $65 a day for full suspension and $55 for hard tail. Around $35 for a couple of hours

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Bunny Hop

July 10, 2017
 
Review: Liking all the trail options in the Canyon!!!!!

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Granny Gear

July 9, 2017
pbaird1310 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I drove out there yesterday and left the parking lot about 12:45PM. It was right around 100* when I started and according to the lady at the entrance, it was 106* when I finished. WARM!!! Great variety! I took Comanche to GSL to Lighthouse and back. It was a ton of variety. Flowy and flat to short, somewhat difficult technical climbs with beautiful views. I will go back when it is cooler.

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Gramcounter


July 6, 2017
HoneyHam Gramcounter  
 
Review: the new Comanche trail is top shelf/ledges:)

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Bunny Hop

July 5, 2017
 
Review: Little bit of everything for everybody - if out of skill set - walk it for a bit - jump back on have pure singletrack bliss :) Be back when cooler to camp And ride????

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Gramcounter


July 4, 2017
HoneyHam Gramcounter  
 
Review: Cheers to the Palo Duro Corp Engineers on qaulity Work in the Canyon. ...my favorite place to ride in TX

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Granny Gear

June 25, 2017
 
Review: Excellent trail system one of the best in the country. Kiowa to Comanche to Rock Garden and back down south Comanche will test any mountain biker,

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Gramcounter


June 9, 2017
 
Review: I like Palo Duro. I like it so much I go twice a year, camp for a few days and ride every trail. It had great riding trails, great scenery, well maintained facilities and usually pretty peaceful (sometimes depends on who parks next to you).

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Granny Gear

May 22, 2017
Taos Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great MTB Trails! Best state park in Texas. Really great for any level of rider and the scenery is awesome.

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Gramcounter

April 10, 2017
 
Review: What a fantastic network of trails! I came from WI to ride & escape our wet spring and was not disappointed. There really is something here for everyone! Beginners have Juniper River, Sunflower, Paseo Del Rio. Getting a bit more intermediate would be Lighthouse, Rojo, GSL & Fox loop, Juniper Cliff, and Rock Garden for a tougher workout both technically & aerobically. The views are stunning, and there is well over 20 miles of trail. Unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to ride the newer Comanche trail (as we got rained out), or another one we stumbled across while hiking that isn't named or mapped (just flagged out and obviously brand new). This was worth a week trip for me, as there are so many options and so much variety. Colorado may have long climbs & descents, but when you don't have mountains, this is some of the best riding you can get!

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Granny Gear

March 28, 2017
 
Review: Combine a great trail system with amazing scenery and camping and that's five stars for me. Beginner to intermediate/advanced, all mapped and marked, and all enjoyable. GSL trail is fun and part of a big loop. Rock Garden is the best workout climbing to the top of the canyon.

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Palo Duro Canyon MTB Trail 4.73 out of 5 based on 47 ratings. 47 user reviews.
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