Save the Date! Palo Duro Canyon Walks Oct 6-8

Save the Date!  Palo Duro Canyon Walks Oct 6-8

The West Texas Trail Walkers (WTTW) club will be hosting a long weekend of walks at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in October.  The walks will be October 6 – 8 (Friday through Sunday).

Palo Duro Canyon is located in the Texas Panhandle, just south of Amarillo.  Known as the Grand Canyon of Texas, it has gorgeous views of scenic rock formations with multicolored layers. 

The West Texas Trail Walkers will be hiking the three best known trails in the state park:   Lighthouse trail, Civilian Conservation Trail, and the Lower Canyon Trails.  Another option is to walk a 5k or 10k city trail in Canyon, Texas.

You can pre-register for the walks up until September 27th.  The walk brochure and registration form are available for download at the bottom of this post, or you can go to the WTTW club website to register and check for updates. Also, onsite registration will be offered on each hiking day. A new feature this year is the option to pay electronically using the Zelle app.

Below is some information from Susan Noonan, WTTW club president, about some fun get-togethers:

  • After the Friday, October 6 hike, stop by the new Sad Monkey Mercantile just outside the state park for a local brew or local wine and pub food.  No formal happy hour time is planned so pay on your own and join your friends in the “bier garten.” 
  • On Saturday, October 7, the West Texas Trail Walkers will hold our annual dinner on the campus of the West Texas A & M University.  The dinner starts at 7:00 pm with a Fajita Bar Buffet and then concludes with a short business meeting after the meal.  The dinner is $29 and you will need to pre-register by September 27 so we can get a headcount.

The West Texas Trail Walkers club invites everyone to “Hike with an Altitude” and come join them on their 42nd annual hiking adventure!