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Palo Duro Canyon

Average Rating:    (4.69 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 29

This trail is mainly hardpack with some loose caliche. Lots of semi-arid vegitation (ie. cacti and mesquite) that can put a serious hurt on tubes. Slime tubes are highly recommended. Note: summer temperatures can exceed 110 F during the day, so take ALOT of water and during the warm season, start and finish before the temperature gets hot.
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Latitude
34.95236756110988
Longitude
-101.66404724121094
Trail Directions
Follow the brown state park signs from I-27 (coming from either Lubbock or Amarillo)
Trail Length
15 miles (more has been added since last ride)
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Canyon
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Reviews 1 - 5 (29 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
November 12, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Kane ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Palo Duro canyon has put in a new trail that rises 600 feet to canyon rim. Rock Garden, you can't miss it. Bit of a growler first 200, then mellows with great views top 400. 2.5 miles trail spurs into 2 trails at top. This is hardest trail they have. Well done whoever did this. Do some more.

Recommended Route:
Rock Garden.



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Review Date
November 22, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: bsdc ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is an awesome trail. It's well worth the trip to the middle of nowhere. This place is big, fast and flowy. The views are great. The trails are made of a magic dirt that looks to be a bit sandy and sketchy in sections but isn't. It packs hard and grips well. It's a multi-user trails, but unlike so many others, it's seems like it's made for mountain biking. The trails are wide, cupped, hard pack and many of the corners are banked. I tend to prefer slow, chunky, technical trails, but found this trail to be a blast. I've been out here twice on the weekend before Thanksgiving. The weather has been perfect, and there's been a race by TMBRA.org, so the trail is well marked. I bet it's fun to race, but it seems a shame to me to not slow down a little and really enjoy the trail and the scenery. 4 for aerobic because it takes a bit of fitness to take in a big loop. Lots of hills, but not much in the way of long, sustained climbs. 3 for technical. It's a lot of fun and there's a lot of terrain to negotiate but not much is real hard. 5 Overall because this place is uniquely fun, fast and beautiful.

Recommended Route:
Paseo Del Rio is a good place for beginners to start and venture out from there. Just about any trail in any direction will be good.



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Review Date
August 27, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: htdoerge ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
interconnecting trails of ridiculously fun single track. fast and flowing with enough technical sections to keep things interesting. the red dirt of palo duro is very unique compared to the rest of texas and is definitely worth the likely long drive.

Recommended Route:
ride all of the trails in as many directions and combinations as possible.



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Review Date
November 28, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Benandshan2 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Palo Duro Canyon is a TX State Park and contains 9 different trails. Everything from beginner (Paseo Del Rio) to Cat 1 (Givens Spicer Lowery G.S.L.)level rides are there. This is a great place to camp out and ride for a couple days. It is hot in the summer and cold in the winter so dress accordingly and brings plenty of water. I ride there almost weekly with a group of men in a no drop ride and we love to spend about two hours taking our time and ride different trails each week.

Recommended Route:
Paseo Del Rio down and back for a warm up frolm the Lighthouse parking lot. Rojo Grande to Sunflower, Sunflower up to Juniper Riverside, Cross the road to Juniper Cliffside, Connect to Capital Peak and ride the back of it to Lighthouse, Lighthouse to G.S.L., Hit the road back around to Paseo Del Rio and take it as a cool down ride back to the Lighthouse parking lot. Roughly 20 miles in all.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pitcher Pump Trails at the Girl Scout Ranch in Amarillo.



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Review Date
January 20, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: OKC-Ref ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This place ROCKS!!! We drove all the way from east of OKC for a 3 day weekend and it was well worth the trip. We WILL be going back for more, next 3 day weekend. Don't miss this one everybody..... Take lots of water. Forget about riding this one in mid summer as it looks like she can get over 100 down there.

Recommended Route:
Just park it and grab a trail. They were all good that we rode. She had to hike-a-bike up a few. But then again, gravity is my friend, on the down hill!



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