Friday, August 30, 2013

Places and Spaces: Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon Photographs by Isn't that Sew

Palo Duro Canyon Photographs by Isn't that Sew
Palo Duro Canyon Photographs by Isn't that Sew

Palo Duro Canyon Photographs by Isn't that SewPalo Duro Canyon Photographs by Isn't that Sew
Palo Duro Canyon Photographs by Isn't that Sew
It has recently come to my attention that I never "officially" blogged about Palo Duro Canyon. Last September we traveled 6 hours to the Panhandle of Texas to visit this great place and to celebrate our two year wedding anniversary. Since we are quickly approaching our third (September Fourth) I figured, now is as good of time as any! 

Did you know, Palo Duro Canyon, located in Canyon, Texas, is the second largest canyon in the United States! Second, of course, to the Grand Canyon. Palo Duro is 120 miles long, and in some spots, 20 miles wide! The maximum depth is 800 feet. Compared to the Grand Canyon, at 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and 6,000 feet deep. 

We had a blast during our last visit and I would love to go again! This place is grand, beautiful and in the middle of nowhere! There isn't much up there in the Panhandle, but this State Park is a true gem. If you are ever passing through the area, I highly recommend stopping. The views in this park are worth the visit! -Ruth-

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At August 31, 2013 at 4:11 PM , Anonymous Sarah Mc. said...

What a gorgeous place! I must visit one day. I've been thinking seriously our next vacation will have to be somewhere "out West", because the landscape is incredible and I have to see it in person!

At August 31, 2013 at 7:10 PM , Anonymous Emma Kate said...

This looks breathtaking! It looks like such a wonderful place to visit and your photographs are wonderful! Places like this are such a beautiful example of God's creation.

At September 1, 2013 at 12:41 AM , Anonymous Jessica Barst said...

Ruth, your photos are awesome!! I have never visited Palo Duro Canyon but it's on my list. Texas is such a big place but I really have no excuse since I've been here all my life, huh?
Happy third anniversary!

At September 1, 2013 at 10:01 AM , Anonymous RuthLoiacano said...

YES! West is the best! HA! Okay, that was lame. My father-in-law and sister-in-law live in the Phoenix area and I adore it out there. There is something so gorgeous about the desert. Palo Duro reminded me of the Tonto National Forest out in Arizona.

At September 1, 2013 at 10:02 AM , Anonymous RuthLoiacano said...

I couldn't agree more! God's creations are so grand!

At September 1, 2013 at 10:05 AM , Anonymous RuthLoiacano said...

Palo Duro is amazing! The only problem is that there is absolutely NOTHING (except Wichita Falls) between DFW and Amarillo. And Amarillo is nothing special! It's so barren up there! But, then this grand splendor appears out of nowhere! So, totally worth the drive...but, much better suited for a weekend trip....Have you been to Big Bend?

At September 1, 2013 at 10:31 AM , Anonymous Jessica Barst said...

Lol, I know! I've driven through Amarillo before, on the way to Colorado, I think. And I haven't been to Big Bend but I have driven out of Texas through El Paso from Austin so I got a glimpse of the beauty that West Texas holds. It was sublime - driving through the foothills at sunset and I can't believe we didn't even stop for photos. We had to be in LA within the day so we pretty much drove straight through everything. Really regret not being able to take more time - I doubt I'll ever make that entire crazy road trip again, though Big Bend isn't out of the question...

At September 1, 2013 at 8:18 PM , Anonymous Elizabeth Mayberry said...

oh my word! that looks lovely! I need to remember to stop if i am ever in the area!!


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