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July 11, 2018
Peering into Palo Duro Canyon, the Second-Largest Canyon in America
AMARILLO, TEXAS – Palo Duro Canyon, the second-largest canyon in America, stretches beyond trail ride organizer Phyllis Nickum at her 3,000-acre working cattle ranch near Amarillo. Palo Duro Canyon, home of the “TEXAS” outdoor musical every summer, is an unexpected geologic feature in the otherwise flatlands of the West Texas plains. The not very exotically named Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River was the primary excavator of this chasm that is 120 miles long, 20 miles wide and 800 feet deep and exposes 250 million years of geology. (Arizona’s Grand Canyon, of course, is bigger – 227 miles long and up to a mile deep.) Nickum’s trail ride operation, Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, allows you to ride posse-style, not in a nose-to-tail line, across open land to the very rim of the canyon. Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West works with groups and can provide meals and music to complement its trail rides. (Photo by Tom Adkinson)
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