Texas is a huge state and around every corner, you will find something different and something beautiful.  We have the beauty of the beaches, the never-ending view of the high plains, and the hills of Hill country.

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Texas is home to one of the biggest canyons in the US, which is Palo Duro Canyon, but did you know that Texas has small canyons throughout the state?

Anton Sokolov

Caprock Canyon

This canyon is located near Quitique, Texas.  You will find scenic views and over 90 miles of trails for hiking.  It is also home to the Texas State Bison herd.

Santa Elena Canyon

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This canyon is one of the big features of Big Bend National Park which is located near Texas cities  Alpine, Presidio, Marfa, Sanderson, Terlingua, and Marathon near the Mexico border.  The canyon is best seen by canoe or raft.

Big Bend is also home to the Colorado Canyon, Apache Canyon, Mariscal Canyon and Boquillas Canyon.  It is also home to Tuff Canyon.

Blanco Canyon

This canyon is located near Crosbyton, Texas.  It is also the home of a historic battle and one of the last stands between the US Calvary led by Tonkawa scouts & Chief Quanah Parker & his Comanches.

Canyon Lake Gorge

This is located in Canyon Lake, Texas. In 2022, 34 inches of rain fell in the Guadalupe River, and something spectacular happened.  The flood cut open the ground below the spillway, which created a 64-acre Gorge and opened up a whole new world containing ancient, cretaceous limestone, fossils, and even dinosaur footprints 110 million years old.

McKittrick Canyon

This canyon is located in the Guadalupe Canyons National Park.  The hike to the top of McKittrick Ridge is said to be the toughest hike in Texas.

McKelligon Canyon

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This canyon is located in El Paso, Texas.  McKellingon is on the southeast side of the Franklin Mountains.  The canyon is perfect for rock climbing, hiking, biking and more.  The amphitheater is one of the big draws for visitors.

Dogwood Canyon

Dogwood Canyon is a nature preserve in Cedar Hill, Texas in the DFW area.  It has over 3 miles of hiking and beautiful sites and sounds of nature.

Any of these canyons would be the perfect place to get out and enjoy a hike, some camping, and for a bit of canoeing and rafting.  It's time for a road trip around Texas.

This Huge Cabin In Palo Duro Canyon Is Top-Notch Glamping

This cabin is (to us) the definition of "glamorous camping".

This three bedroom rental is tucked away in the Palo Duro Canyon. It's a cabin with serious room, meaning it can fit up to eight guests--a girls trip, family vacation, or any bigger group.

The cabin is available for booking through glampinghub.com and the description along with the provided photos is enough to catch the eye of anyone ready to get out of town and away from it all.....without having to go very far.

It's a beautiful place with woodwork throughout, full amenities, and all the mandatory electornics (and WiFi!). If a group of people were to split the cost of their stay between each other, it is without a doubt one of the most budget-friendly options for vacations.

The four day minimum stay required to make a booking is the only drawback to this diamond in the rough of a rental property--but it's nothing a little planning ahead and vacation time can't remedy.

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LOOK: Vintage Postcards of Palo Duro Canyon

These vintage postcards of Palo Duro Canyon are a true look into the past.

You may recognize quite a few of the iconic landmarks found in the canyon, but there's still others that you just might have not seen yet! Key word...."yet."

Take a trip into the past with these spectacular vintage postcards, you'll be inspired to take a hike!

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