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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon is a canyon cut by waters of a fork of the Red River. This spectacular canyon contains cross-sectional views of sedimentary rocks representing four geological periods and is an excellent example of a landform that has been created by running water. Triassic and Pliocene vertebrate fossils have been found in the area.

Location: Armstrong County, TX ; Randall County, TX

Year designated: 1976

Acres: 16,308

Ownership: State

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012