Palo Duro Canyon is a great place to visit and hike some of the many amazing trails the park has to offer. However, every now and again, an occasional hiker needs to be rescued. That's what happened over the weekend.
On Saturday, November 27 at 4:30 pm the Randall County Fire Department, the Texas State Park police, along with the Canyon Fire Department responded to a call about a stranded hiker.
A woman had wandered off the trail near the Capitol Peak formation. She had become trapped on the edge of a cliff and was luckily able to get a signal on her phone and call 911.
The rescue team was able to reach her and bring her to safety.
If you are going to be hiking in Palo Duro Canyon, please obey all safety rules and stick to the trails. This story had a happy ending but it could have been worse for all those involved. No matter what your hiking level is, you always need to know your area, the trail you are hiking, have the proper shoes, clothing and water and always stay on the trails.
Lucky for this hiker, PDC has a great team assembled to quickly come to the aid of hikers who find themselves in a dangerous situation.
LOOK: Vintage Postcards of Palo Duro Canyon
These vintage postcards of Palo Duro Canyon are a true look into the past.
You may recognize quite a few of the iconic landmarks found in the canyon, but there's still others that you just might have not seen yet! Key word...."yet."
Take a trip into the past with these spectacular vintage postcards, you'll be inspired to take a hike!
This Huge Cabin In Palo Duro Canyon Is Top-Notch Glamping
This cabin is (to us) the definition of "glamorous camping".
This three bedroom rental is tucked away in the Palo Duro Canyon. It's a cabin with serious room, meaning it can fit up to eight guests--a girls trip, family vacation, or any bigger group.
The cabin is available for booking through glampinghub.com
and the description along with the provided photos is enough to catch the eye of anyone ready to get out of town and away from it all.....without having to go very far.
It's a beautiful place with woodwork throughout, full amenities, and all the mandatory electornics (and WiFi!). If a group of people were to split the cost of their stay between each other, it is without a doubt one of the most budget-friendly options for vacations.
The four day minimum stay required to make a booking is the only drawback to this diamond in the rough of a rental property--but it's nothing a little planning ahead and vacation time can't remedy.