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April 2019

Full Moon Hike

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:48 pm

Come experience Palo Duro Canyon in a whole new way - under the light of a full moon! Prepare: Dress for the weather, wear hiking shoes, and bring a flashlight for after the sun goes down. Lights with red filters work best for night use. This hike is about 2 miles in length. THIS HIKE REQUIRES PRE-REGISTRATION. Please visit https://april-2019-full-moon-hike.eventbrite.com to get your tickets. They go quickly, so sign up today! Meet: Registered participants will be given instructions on where…

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Spring Birding Walk

April 20 @ 8:00 am

Spring is a great time to experience the birds who are returning to Palo Duro Canyon. Join park staff and volunteers on this fun walk as we search for some of the flying residents of the park. Prepare: Dress for the weather, wear hiking shoes, and bring your binoculars and bird guides if you have them. Some binoculars will be available to borrow as well as bird checklists. Binoculars and guides are helpful, but definitely not required. Meet: At the…

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Canyon Driving Tour

April 20 @ 11:00 am

April 20, 2019 - 11:00am -- Canyon Driving Tour Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Spend some time with the park interpreter learning about the flora, fauna, history, and geology of the canyon. Prepare: Sign up ahead of time for this tour by visiting park headquarters or by emailing your contact info and the number of people in your group to jeff.davis@tpwd.texas.gov. Seats are limited to the first 14…

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City Nature Challenge Hike

April 27 @ 6:00 pm

Here's your chance to get involved in the City Nature Challenge! Come learn about the amazing iNaturalist app and find out how you can help conserve our natural resources by becoming a citizen scientist. Prepare: BEFORE COMING TO THE PARK, download the FREE iNaturalist app on your Android or iOS device. Dress for the weather and wear hiking shoes for this easy hike of less than 1 mile. For more information on the City Nature Challenge, please visit http://citynaturechallenge.org/ Meet:…

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May 2019

CCC Trail Hike

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 11450 Park Road 5
Canyon, TX 79015 United States
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Join park staff and interns from the Center for the Study of the American West (CSAW) for this moderate 1.5 mile hike.  Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps who built Palo Duro Canyon State Park as well as the interesting research the interns have conducted recently. Prepare:  Dress for the weather, wear good hiking shoes, and bring water to drink.  This hike is on moderately difficult terrain, and will cover about 1.5 miles distance.  A van will be stationed at the…

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