Welcome to the Canyon, home to the second largest canyon in the nation. We are afforded recreational opportunities like no others! In Palo Duro Canyon, you can hike, bike, horseback ride, jeep, saunter or camp in this breathtakingly beautiful natural gift. Experience the TEXAS outdoor musical drama in the canyon’s amphitheater. With the canyon, other parks, golf courses and fabulous weather, the city of Canyon offers plentiful opportunities for family activities and life balance.
How fortunate we are to have the West Texas A & M University as a cornerstone of our city. Students are attracted to the award winning and internationally recognized programs and come here from across the nation and throughout the world. Those of us who are residents of Canyon and its surrounding communities, are so fortunate to enjoy all of the benefits a University adds to the already profound quality of life one experiences living here.
At the center is our delightful downtown historic district which is an absolute gem. Take in the entertainment, dining, recreation, shopping, lodging and history available to enhance your experience. Plan your visit around one of our many fun events such as the 4th of July Celebration, Chamber Cook-off, WTAMU Homecoming event, and Christmas Open House. In addition, our city provides outdoor movies and music in our historic square during the summer months and indoor educational forums about the city’s history the rest of the year.
Whether you are here for a weekend or a lifetime, we welcome you to investigate the wonders of Canyon. While you are exploring, stop by the Canyon Chamber of Commerce and say “Howdy.”