Palo Duro Canyon State Park, just a short drive south of Amarillo Texas, in my opinion, should be as well known and well visited as its cousin the Grand Canyon to the west in Arizona. It is gorgeous, stunning, beautiful, amazing! No, it’s not as deep as the Grand Canyon, but you can drive to the bottom, and then hike short or longer trails very easily. It’s extremely accessible and simply stunning! Thank you Texas!
A little photo review of a few small places we visited in December 2013, on our journey across the USA:
(“I was standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona….”).
I’m sorry, I really don’t want to diss Las Vegas, but I’m going to have to. Disappointing, disconcerting, dismaying. About 15 years ago, we had stopped in Las Vegas for one night, on our way home from a wonderful motorcycle trip to the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion parks. We saw a show, walked the strip, and decided “been there, done that, no need to come back.” For various reasons, we needed to stay in Las Vegas for 2 weeks on this journey, and we had been looking forward to the glitz, to people watching, to trying new restaurants. We tried, we really did.
About 30 minutes’ drive to the west of the 24 hour casinos, all you can eat buffets, and somewhat glazed-eyed people of Las Vegas, is the beautiful state park of Red Rock Canyon. The open country, big skies, and incredible rock formations are a refreshing change from the city.