Question about Palo Duro Canyon State Park Campground

lgehring

lgehring asked on 3/14/2021

How steep was the drive down to the canyon floor?

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8 reviews

Answered on 11/28/2021:

We stayed in an RV PARK 200yds from the State park entrance which was very plain. But we took notes for our next visit to stay in the canyon. We have a 36’ 5th wheel so our notes are tailor to our rig. Here you go: Mesquite area #85 pull through great #83
LadyCash
LadyCash
FL
42' Alliance RV Paradigm 385FL
Ram 3500 DW
9 reviews

Answered on 6/10/2024:

We have 42’ 5th wheel. We made it down just fine. I put truck in low gear and used exhaust brake. A truck with low trailer with equipment saw me and stopped so I could get past the hair pin turns. There have been 40’ class A with toad come down here. Big toy haulers. There is a reason you check out by a certain time and check in is few hour later besides camp host checking sites and cleaning.
Campin' Lansfords
Campin' Lansfords
TX
33' Grand Design Reflection
Ford F250
7 reviews

Answered on 3/16/2021:

It’s steep but manageable. The bigger worry was the two lane road and the tight switchbacks. If another camper was coming towards you, you’d definitely need to take turns. But if all clear, then there is plenty of room. It’s beautiful!!
13 reviews

Answered on 12/14/2023:

As steep as you'll ever want to drive with a hairpin curve or two. IF you don't have trailer brakes dont try it unless its a very small trailer. You can augment braking with 4 wheel low but don't keep constant pressure on your brakes or you WILL heat them up to the point of not working.
DCSeeds
DCSeeds
LA
Chevrolet Sportsmobile/Chevy Express 3500EB 20'Long and 9.5'high
10 reviews

Answered on 3/15/2021:

It's about a 10 percent grade when you get to the portion of the road that descends to the canyon floor. There are a couple of tight turns along the way. I saw folks in large Class A RV's as well a 5th wheel travel trailers at the campground.
Dayna
Dayna
TX
33' Jayco
7 reviews

Answered on 3/15/2021:

It’s a pretty steep drive. Definitely wouldn’t take the drive down if the weather wasn’t good. It’s a 2 line road so you have to drive very slow since it is also a curvy ride down. But it is a gorgeous state park and we are looking forward to going back. Hope that kinda helps.
Michigander
Michigander
Spring Lake, MI
26' Airstream Flying Cloud 26U
Ford F150 Eco Boost
32 reviews

Answered on 3/15/2021:

Honestly, I don't remember. Just remember how awe struck we were at the beauty of the canyon driving in to the campground

Answered on 3/15/2021:

If I remember correctly, it was paved and not noticeably steep.
14 reviews

Answered on 3/15/2021:

Not very as I recall. Nicely paved.
Dnote
Dnote
CO
39' Grand Design Momentum 349
Ford F350
3 reviews

Answered on 3/15/2021:

It's a bit steep, a couple winding corners and narrowish in places, but it's all paved so not really an issue. It's not a very long drive and the challenging bits are short. We did it in a 39 ft 5th wheel and there were plenty of large rigs there so go slow and use your exhaust brake if you have one - else use a low gear - and it's no problem
28 reviews

Answered on 3/15/2021:

It's a 10 percent grade on the switchbacks.
Dan the Can
Dan the Can
TX
21' Winnebago Travato 59k
156 reviews

Answered on 3/15/2021:

Pretty steep, but plenty of RVs make it daily.