Portfolio: Palo Duro Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon, just outside Amarillo, is a magnificent natural wonder. With awe-inspiring red cliffs, and bright banded layers of colors representing four different geologic periods spanning over 240 million years, its buttes and mesas define a rugged skyline. Exploring the trails nestled in between gullies and brush, we discover a surprising variety of plants and wildlife. And we even get to have some good old Texas fun at the park’s Pioneer Ampitheater, where each night in summer the “Texas” musical drama is performed with the canyon itself as the stage set.

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More from Texas Route 66:
NOTES FROM THE ROAD: Welcome to Texas Route 66 | Palo Duro Up Close
REFLECTIONS & OTHER THINGS: Texas Cowboys and Cattle Drives | Texas, an Unlikely Surprise | Goodnight
PRACTICAL MATTERS: Review: Texas (the musical) | Staying Organized on the Road
THE GREAT OUTDOORS: Destination: Palo Duro Canyon

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