Situated in the Texas Panhandle, Canyon is a small but bustling town with a rich cattle and ranching history and some excellent attractions. It's location also has perfect access to the Palo Duro Canyon State Park and is home to long running musical drama TEXAS, which is performed outdoors.
You can't come to Canyon and not see TEXAS, the outdoor musical drama running since 1965, depicting the West and the settlement of Texas all in the beautiful setting of The Pioneer Amphitheatre. Vast, desolate, and stunning Palo Duro Canyon State Park is well known as The Grand Canyon of Texas and is the perfect place to hop on a horse and explore the breathtaking countryside. Travelers can hike, drive, or cycle around, but don't miss the Lighthouse trail for famous rock formations and the view from the top of the canyon. Panhandle Plains Historical Museum is a must for any history buffs, it represents the region's rich history through the days of pioneers, Native Americans, and even back to the prehistoric times.
Early Spring and late Fall to avoid the intense heat of summer.