Highway 287 cuts northwest across this 45-mile wide scene from May 5th, 2019 towards Amarillo, which is home to Texas Tech University-Amarillo, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Big Texan Steak Ranch 72-ounce Steak Challenge.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park is located in the second-largest canyon system in the United States. It lies within the High Plains ecoregion, and includes areas within the surrounding high plateau and within the valley of the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. The flat, fertile landscape on the plateau hosts broad swaths of irrigated farmland, dotted with small circular depressions that become shallow playa lakes during rainfall events. The Park preserves habitat for the threatened Palo Duro mouse and the Texas horned lizard.
Canyon is home to home to West Texas A&M University and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park is located at: