The City of Canyon
Canyon, TX is in the Texas Panhandle, 14 miles south of Amarillo, and serves as the Randall County Seat. Canyon is home to many popular tourist attractions, including Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the internationally-acclaimed outdoor musical drama TEXAS and the largest history museum in the State of Texas, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Palo Duro Canyon State Park, located just 12 miles from Canyon, is also referred to as the “Grand Canyon” of Texas. It is the second largest canyon in the United States and offers camping, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding. Most recently the park was chosen as the #1 mountain biking destination in the state. For more information see City-Data Profile and Official City Website.
City Population – 15,306
West Texas A&M University – 6,820 students