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Old 06-07-2011, 06:45 AM   #1
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We are planning a trip which will include some time at Palo Duro Canyon. I have heard conflicting reports of the road grade going into the Canyon. We would like to stay at the State Park there but a couple of people have told me the road in might be too challenging (steep, etc.) for our big rig when towing.

Any thoughts from those who have been there, done that, would be appreciated.


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The grade in and out is rather steep, but you are going slow and it is not a problem. Go ahead and enjoy the trip.


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We have a 40' MH and tow a Trailblazer and have not had a problem going in or coming out.(we do have to use our trans. retarder all the way down) The road is somewhat steep and crooked but it is doable in a rig of your size. The area is still scorched from the recent fires. Don't miss the show/musical "TEXAS" if you have time.
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I did it with a 30ft 5th wheel and my Duramax in April. It really was my first steep grade. No problem and the park was great with wild turkeys and deer. Make sure you hike to the Lighthouse Point about 6 miles and also the CCC trail. We stayed in Sagebrush which is close to where the Texan is performed. Was one of our favorite places so far. When there go to the Big Texan in Amarillo. Not the best steak but a fun tourist spot. We enjoyed it!!
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