It was about 65F degrees on this October morning — a perfect day to visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
Along the road we saw campers, cyclists and cars parked at trailheads. However it didn't seem very crowded for a Sunday morning.
|There are six water crossings that can limit access to some areas of the park.|
|Rocks along the roadside beckon you to get out of the car and climb.|
|Some have the urge to climb higher than others.|
I spotted a big rock near the Chinaberry stop that looked like a good hike.
Or maybe I'll try the 5.75-mile roundtrip hike to the Lighthouse, the rock formation on the canyon's brochures. It's a popular trail that bikers and horses also use.