The Big Ride – When the unexpected turns into the spectacular (Little Grand Canyon – Texas)

Riding through Texas has brought so many amazing experiences and riding into Palo Duro Canyon was one of them.  The magnificence of the Canyon was far more than I had anticipated.  From the research I did when planning my trip I knew it was referred to as the Little Grand Canyon.  What I wasn’t aware of was that I would be able to ride down into the base of the canyon on my motorcycle.  Doing so was nothing short of spectacular!

As I started to descend into the canyon I was in a complete state of awe and wonderment at the beauty that unfolded before me.  The layers of the richly coloured rock that was millions of years old called out to me as I navigated my way through the park.  As I rode deeper into the Canyon I could feel the presence of the Comanche Indians who dwelled there just a little over a century ago.  As I looked up to the ridge, in my minds eye I could see them as they prepared for the battle against the US Army that would result in them being forced out of the 120 mile long expansive paradise.  This was the Comanche’s last stronghold.

Palo Duro Canyon, Mexico
Palo Duro Canyon, Mexico
“The Little Grand Canyon”

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Palo Duro Canyon, Texas The Little Grande Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon, Texas
The Little Grand Canyon

And for those of you who would like to be a part of the ride, here’s a video clip of some of what I experienced while in the Canyon.

Finally, here are a few additional photos to amuse you

Yup...Texan Armadillo Poo It's a big seller out this way
Yup…Texan Armadillo Poo It’s a big seller out this way
Twist and shout!
Twist and shout!

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