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Trip Review: Cadillac Ranch

April 14, 2017 / By Chris Oudean & Katie Hnatik Cadillac Ranch is a roadside attraction on the outskirts of Amarillo, TX that has more meaning and history than is obvious at first glance. It’s made up of 10 Cadillacs planted nose first into the ground in a large field. Cadillac Ranch wasn’t a main attraction for us on our trip to Texas. We were there to explore Palo Duro Canyon, but we would be passing through Amarillo on our way back to Colorado. Out of curiosity, I had looked up attractions in the city to see what we might …

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Trip Review: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

April 7, 2017 / By Chris Oudean & Katie Hnatik Palo Duro Canyon, Texas is one of those places that doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves.  With a maximum width of twenty miles, a maximum height of one thousand feet, and stretching over 100 miles long, it’s the second largest canyon in the United States and has been nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of Texas.” Formed by erosion from the Prairie Dog Town Fork tributary of the Red River over thousands of years, it holds a great deal of history in its great, crumbling, sandstone walls. Fossils from long extinct animals as …