Texas - Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon

On both of the pages below, you'll see a lot of pretty colors. Pay attention now, because I'm only going over this once. The bottom, bright red layer is the Quartermaster Formation from the Permian Age. Then there's a narrower brownish band, known as Indian Red when I was a child before such things were determined to be inappropriate, and that's the Tecovas and Trujillo Formations from the Triassic Age. The Tecovas Formation tends towards the purple side of brown/tan, while the Trujillo Formation tends toward the pink side of gray. The bright yellow Ogallala Formation, formed during the Miocene and Pliocene Ages, is on top. I'm not a geologist, I just stopped in the visitor center.

Into and out of the canyon

Around the Park Road 5 loop

At one of many washes that the loop road crosses (going through the creek instead of over it on a bridge), the water has eroded a miniature geology lesson into the bank.

TX Park Road 5 road photos
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