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Trust Us: There’s More Than Big Steaks and Buried Caddys in Amarillo

Like many Texas Panhandle natives I grew up on a steady diet of rodeos and stick horses.

Tour Caprock Canyons State Park by Shuttle

Now being spotted at Caprock Canyons State Park: the Doodlebug.


Bison graze just beyond the main road as we enter Caprock Canyons State Park northeast of Lubbock. They loom large,…

Caprock Canyons Trailway: Trails and Trailheads

A 64-mile trail system that runs between Estelline and South Plains, the Caprock Canyons Trailway is divided into six trail…

Tracking Time

Travelers on the Caprock Canyons Trailway sometimes feel they’ve tipped time’s arrow on its head. Following the path of an…

Trail Mix: 10 Top Hikes

Take a hike. Rather than a brush-off, to me this sounds like an invitation to have a great time. Hiking…

Going Batty in Texas

The tornado struck with scant warning at sunset, leaving a bevy of onlookers breathless—and the local bug population decimated. Pouring…

Caprock Canyons State Park: Mountains Beneath the Plains

Scores of cliff swallows billow out of the canyon, forming a swirling, 100-foot column above the rim. Just beyond the…
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