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The best pure hike in Palo Duro!

The Great Beyond
The Great Beyond
The Table Rock is not at the end of the ridge, but it is at the end of the hikable ridge. Down below to the left are horse stables that used to host a miniature railroad from the 1950's to the 1990's.
User: Austin Explorer - 9/26/2005

Location: Palo Duro - CCC Trail

Rating:
Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 4.20 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

TrackFile: Download

Comments: 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.

Log Photos:
CCC structure
CCC structure
Trail View
Trail View
Table Rock
Table Rock
The Great Beyond
The Great Beyond
Railroad
Railroad
Amphitheater
Amphitheater
I did it anyway
I did it anyway
Switchbacks
Switchbacks

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