Texas Tech University

Palo Duro to Begin Closing Four Trails During Extreme Heat Days for Visitor Safety

July 25, 2022

TEXAS OUTDOORS JOURNAL - To curb the risk for heat exposure to visitors, Palo Duro Canyon State Park will begin closing select trails between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. when the National Weather Service issues heat advisories for the area.

...The park has a longstanding partnership with Texas Tech University's West Texas Mesonet project and the National Weather Service to collect temperature data daily on both the top rim and floor of the canyon...


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