Palo Duro Canyon- Canyon, TX
Approximately 30 miles of single track trails ranging from beginner to advanced.
Locals typically park in the Chinaberry day use area for easy access to ‘Paseo Del Rio’ (runs parallel to parking lot) which will carry you to Light House Parking Lot to the south, GSL trail head and N. to S. Comanche to the north, and Comanche trail to the east.
Terrain: red clay dirt, some sand, lots of flowing trails, some climbing trails, switchbacks, rocks (terrain varies by difficulty of trail)
Paseo Del Rio (1.1 miles): Beginner Friendly. Parallels chinaberry day use area.
Light House: Beginner to Intermediate
Capitol Peak (1.7 miles): Intermediate
Inner Capitol Peak/Capitol Peak East (1.0 miles): Intermediate
Juniper Cliffside (2.6 miles): Intermediate
Juniper riverside Beginner
Little Fox Loop (1.9 miles) Beginner visit the ‘Beach Box’ and the book!
Givens Spicer Lowery/GSL (2.6 miles) Intermediate
Comanche (4.3 miles) Intermediate to Advanced
N. Comanche (1.4 miles) Beginner to Intermediate
Rock Garden (2.1 miles) Advanced
Technical switch backs, rocky climbs, and a view like no other trail!!!
Fun Strava Segments:
Little Fox Loop
Capitol Peak West (CW)
Capitol Peak East (CW)
Capitol Peak Full (CW)
Rock Garden Up (2.1 miles, 612 feet of climbing, 5% grade avg)
24HoursinthecanyonHillClimb (1.1 miles, 496ft of climbing, 8% grade avg)