Calendar of Events

March 29, 2017 - 1:00pm -- Canyon Driving Tour

Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered.

Prepare: A signup sheet will be located at the gatehouse. This event is limited to the first 14 people who sign up. There are also spaces for alternates, but alternates will only have a seat if there is a no-show. Children must be old enough to ride in the van without a car or booster seat, and no pets are allowed in the state vehicle.

Meet: At the gatehouse. Look for the big white van parked out front.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.


March 29, 2017 - 10:00am -- Rojo Grande Trail Hike

Take a 2 mile hike through the canyon bottoms along the moderately difficult Rojo Grande trail. Learn about the canyon's history, flora and fauna. The park's ancient geology is especially prevalent along this trail's Permian outcroppings.

Prepare: Dress appropriately for the weather and wear good hiking shoes or boots. Bring plenty of water to drink. Pets must be friendly, leashed at all times and have water of their own.

Meet: At the Lighthouse trail head parking lot, then take a short walk with the park interpreter over to the Rojo Grande trail head.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.



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