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Old 06-12-2006, 03:06 PM   #1
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Austin to Palo Duro Canyon

Considering this for a summer trip - will we stroke out in July at Palo Duro, how long should it take to go Austin to Palo Duro, should I go through Dallas or backroads through Brady, and is there anything ya'll recommend seeing along the way???
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Old 06-12-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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Whew. You may just "stroke out" in the panhandle in July!
Not that we aren't already doing so here!

Dallas would be way out of the way. The route through Abilene is not too bad, we've come back that way - through Brownwood and such on 183.

Which side of Austin will you be coming from? If you're in South Austin, I'd recommend 71 west to 281, then north through Marble Falls to Burnet, and pick up 183 there. North, I'd just say 183 to Brownwood, and then pick up I-20 to Abilene, then north out of Abilene through Lubbock. Pretty much the straightest shot, good highways, too. Figure on an entire day of driving though. Good lunch place in Brownwood called Humphrey Pete's, with room to park nearby. There isn't a whole lot to see out that way, and what there is may be pretty crispy by next month, I'm afraid.


We'll be heading out first weekend in July to Ft. Davis ourselves. Hopefully a little cooler out by the observatory.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:45 PM   #3
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Hot is right! Not too many shade trees in that canyon either.

One route for consideration might be this; North on I-35 to 183, then north for 133 miles or so, South on 67 for about 23 miles, west on 84 for 61 miles to Abilene, west on I-20 for about 39 miles, west on 84 for about 112 miles to Lubbock, north on I-27. You're looking at around 9 to 10 hours on the road. YIKES Palo Duro can be beautiful in the early morning and evening light with some nice sunsets. Good luck and happy trails.
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:56 PM   #4
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Palo Duro in July?

You have a great trip planned....better talk to a Texan before you do it this time of year. It won't be pretty if your not used to HEAT. Go to Garner and float the Frio.
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The first 16-17 pictures here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kayakmark/sets/765009/

are from our trip through Palo Duro last July.

It was warm but bearable. Well worth the trip.

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My Route

I live SW of Austin and I go all the way out to Brady on TX 71 and take US 84 up to Abilene. Then west on I-20 past Sweetwater and continue up US 84 through Lubbock to hit I-27 on up to Canyon. Roads are good and there is little or no traffic going that way.

If at a quiet time of day, go right through Lubbock; oterwise bypass Lubbock to the east.

You can make the trip in a day, but it is a long grind. There is a $10 honor-box RV park in Plainview with W/E and dump that makes a good way stop. It is on Business I-27 at the south end of town, right next to a big stock-show facility and directly across the street from the County Sheriff's office which adds a lot of security. It has been nearly empty every time I have stopped; maybe 4 rigs stopped there at the most. It is quiet and the price is right!
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No need to bypass Lubbock to the east.
Stay on 84 until you intersect I-27, and head on north.
Traffic is NEVER a problem in Lubbock....you can be anyplace in town in 15 minutes.
I mean, if you are from Austin....Lubbock traffic is very mild.
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....and Lubbock folks are THE BEST!
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