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The best pure hike in Palo Duro!
A different kind of view of the Texas amphitheater on the canyon floor.
Palo Duro - CCC Trail
Miles Hiked: 4.20 Miles Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes
This old CCC trail starts at the information center and is being reclaimed and doesn't appear on the park maps, but it is open. We didn't really know where this would take us and we were pleasantly surprised. This is the only hike up on the rim of the canyon, giving a completely different viewpoint than other hikes. It leads to numerous overlooks and a sidetrail of steep switchbacks leads down to the Texas amphitheater. If you really want a hike for hike's sake, this is the one to do. We saw no one else on the trail, just people at the information center or on the road wondering how we got up there.
The Great Beyond
I did it anyway
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