Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro • The Grand Canyon of Texas Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the US gaining it the nickname as “the Grand Canyon of Texas”. It is believed early Spanish explorers discovered the canyon and named it “Palo Duro” or “Hard Wood” in reference to the large number of juniper trees growing in the …

Cadillac Ranch Amarillo

Amarillo, Texas Amarillo is the largest city in the Texas Panhandle and known as the “Yellow Rose of Texas” (Amarillo means yellow in Spanish). Amarillo is also sometimes called Bomb City because it hosts America’s only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. For travelers, Amarillo is best known for the Cadillac Ranch, Route 66, and …

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park was established as a National Park on September 30, 1972. Guadalupe National Park is the world’s premier example of a fossil reef from the Permian Era and is one of the few protected areas surrounding the huge Permian Basin oilfields of West Texas making it an interesting place …