texas natural wonders

Natural Bridge Caverns Gives New Meaning to Underground Music

August 28, 2023 | By Omar Gallaga

Two hundred people sat waiting in the dampness of an underground cavern, the dark illuminated by a set of concert lights that turned the limestone walls and ceiling into an indoor rainbow of sorts.

9 Natural Wonders to Make You Fall in Love with Texas

August 12, 2017 | By

Follow photographers Kenny Braun, E. Dan Klepper, and Andrew R. Slaton as they explore our picks for the top nine natural wonders of Texas—and capture each one as never before.

Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Big Bend

August 7, 2017 | By

“Vast is just too small a word. It is a world apart from the flat, sprawling suburbs and plains of North Texas, where I was raised. For me, Big Bend is a cruel mistress. Her raw beauty is intoxicating—and she’ll
kill you if you’re not careful.” – Andrew R. Slaton

Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Caddo Lake

August 7, 2017 | By

Caddo Lake
“I rented a kayak and paddled my way across the tea-colored water and green lawns of giant salvinia.

Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Monahans Sandhills

August 7, 2017 | By

Monahans Sandhills
“This place is one of the most unassuming treasures in our fair state—a microcosm of nature smack dab in the middle of classic Texas oil country.

Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Devil’s Sinkhole

August 7, 2017 | By

Devil’s Sinkhole
“Many years ago, I was a part-time park ranger for Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area.

Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Palo Duro Canyon

August 7, 2017 | By

Palo Duro Canyon
“You are driving along a seemingly endless road of flat and desolate landscape when all of a sudden Palo Duro Canyon appears like a desert mirage.

Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Enchanted Rock

August 7, 2017 | By

Enchanted rock
“Hiking over E-Rock makes me feel like an astronaut exploring the surface of a planet, one so small that you can see its curved horizon no matter where you stand.

Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Hamilton Pool Preserve

August 7, 2017 | By

Hamilton Pool Preserve
“The lagoon-like grotto and surrounding cliffs illustrate clearly why Hill Country nature is best at creating idyllic antidotes for the Texas heat.

Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Guadalupe Mountains National Park

August 7, 2017 | By

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
“It feels so small at first, until you hit the trail and start to explore.

Texas’ Natural Wonders: Padre Island National Seashore

August 7, 2017 | By

Padre Island National Seashore
“Aromatic, salty air blew in off the water. Pelican formations cruised the shoreline.

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