Mention the word “canyon,” and most people think of the biggest canyon in the United States, the Grand Canyon. The second biggest canyon may not spring to mind. But it should. Palo Duro Canyon is the largest canyon in the United States. And you can visit the Palo Duro State Park, near Amarillo, Texas. Palo Duro Canyon is what geologists call a canyon system. It is part of the Caprock Escarpment – a running 175-mile long cliff formation of red and tan rock, ranging from fifty to one hundred feet high- in the Panhandle of Texas. The Palo Duro Canyon was formed by a tributary of the Red River, called the Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River.
For an exploration of the red sandstone canyon on the south side of Sedona along 89A, plan a trip to Red Rock State Park. Access is off Lower Red Rock Loop Road. The drive there is scenic. So much so that around every bend is another dramatic view.
As a result of the creation of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1966, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area now preserves a wonderfully scenic 1.2-plus million acres of mostly desert landscape for your enjoyment. Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are located on the border of Utah and Arizona.
When anyone hears the words “Las Vegas” their mind immediately goes to one image: The Strip. That long stretch of road called Las Vegas Boulevard that is lined with flashing lights, mega hotels, and casinos.
Now, there is no doubt that The Strip is the biggest draw to Las Vegas. It’s where you can see incredible shows and musical performances, eat at the restaurants of some of the best chefs in the world, and partake in (just a little bit of) gambling.
Are you planning a voyage to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park?
Adventure enthusiasts flock to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park for its boundless opportunities for exploration, while yogis seek its quiet solitude for enhanced meditation. Whether you have your sights set on a fast-paced adventure or a relaxing oasis, there is something to satisfy every taste at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.