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Level: Intermediate
Length: 26 mi (41.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,490/ -1,163 ft
Total: 239 riders

Mountain Biking Palo Duro Canyon

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#4 of 282 mountain bike trails in Texas
#215 in the world

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.

First added by alvin.santoy on Nov 24, 2003. Last updated May 10, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
I was told by a good friend that Palo Duro is gods trick on Texas,a large deep hole in the ground and if you didn't pay attention to your surroundings you'd think you fell into the Grand Canyon.If you are in West Texas there is no way you can't find palo duro state park if you can find Canyon texas. go south from Amarillo on 27 and get off onto 217 in canyon, follow that, go into the state park and go past 3 water crossings, park and enjoy !!
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Rider questions

Q: Is a hybrid bike suitable for the easy-moderate trails here (Trek DualSport, has front suspension)?
A: Your DualSport can handle most of the trails. A true mountain bike would be more comfortable.

Q: I have ridden mountain bikes all over Japan. Just got back into the sport and ended up with a Trek Marlin 7, would this be ok in the easy to intermediate trails in Palo Euro canyon? Which beginner trails would you recommend, my wife has a new Trek Marlin 6. Thanks for any advice,