The best destination hike in Palo Duro

A view from the trail. Note the solitary hoodoo on top of the mesa on the left.
User: Austin Explorer - 9/26/2005

Location: Palo Duro - Lighthouse Trail

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 6.46 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 56 minutes

Comments: This hike leads to the signature rock formation in the park, the Lighthouse. We got an early start and saw only one other person on the trail heading out. The difficulty would be cut way down if you turn around at the base of the Lighthouse. Climbing up the two steps to get to the top contributes to my rating. We encsountered numerous people heading back from the Lighthouse and it is the most popular trail in the park, with good reason.

Log Photos
Trail View
Lighthouse Sighting
Trail View
Step Up
Coppertone and the Lighthouse
Austin Explorer and the Lighthouse
At the base
Austin Explorer and the Lighthouse
Valley View
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