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View the Scenic Southwest Texas Canyonlands from the Pecos River Bridge

December 23, 2021 | By

Don’t Miss Independence Creek Preserve’s First Open Weekend This Year

March 19, 2018 | By

Independence Creek Preserve
30o 28′ 28.86″ N
101o 47′ 137.30″ W

An overlook at The Nature Conservancy’s Independence Creek Preserve in Terrell County reveals an awe-inspiring view of the spring-fed creek and surrounding terrain—a convergence of arid desert mesas, woodlands, and prairie grasses.

The Journey Abides

December 15, 2015 | By Matt Joyce

US 90 traverses the prickly, sunbaked hills of Southwest Texas, crossing box canyons and dry creek beds as it links the occasional town, Border Patrol checkpoint, and roadside attraction. Though it may appear desolate at first, there’s a rare beauty to this rugged countryside, which has supported human life since the end of the last ice age.

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