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Lighthouse Trail

Lighthouse Trail
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Hike Texas's "Grand Canyon" Canyon Texas United States

Hike Texas's "Grand Canyon"

Known as the "Grand Canyon of Texas," Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the United States. Its symbol, a soaring hoodoo (a column of multi-hued, eroded rock) earned the name Lighthouse for its pinnacle-like shape and sentry-like position. The rock formation summons hikers to its base, making this a bucket list trek. Though rated as easy by rangers, the three-mile hike rises 900-feet in altitude, and can be strenuous for some. A mostly level, gravelly path passes cacti galore, rainbow-colored cliffs and stony washes en route to The Lighthouse. Selfies at its base are part of the fun.