Palo Duro Canyon State Park - White Sands National Monument - Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge - Durango - Caprock Canyon State Park

  • This two-week road trip at the end of October 2018 began at Palo Duro Canyon State Park located in the Pan Handle of Texas, 5 hours north of Dallas Fort Worth.
  • From here we traveled east into New Mexico to our next destination, Cloudcroft NM and White Sands National Monument.
  • Next stop was Sorroco NM which was our base for the day trips into Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Refuge
  • Next, the Durango, Colorado area to visit with friends and sight see
  • Homeward bound eastbound in Colorado and into New Mexico via Albuquerque  and back into the Pan Handle of Texas to Caprock Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon located in the Texas Pan Handle

Palo Duro Canyon taken from Lighthouse Rock

Cloudcroft, NM & White Sands National Monument

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

What an amazing place for birders, an truly a unique refuge located on the Rio Grand River in southern New Mexico that has been dedicated to providing these migratory birds a winter home with plenty to eat and a safe place to rest after dark. The Sand Hill Cranes were quite remarkable to witness, both at dawn and at dusk as they prepare for their daily feeding in the several fields available and their fields that are flooded with a few inches of water that isolate them from predators at night. The unique sounds these birds make as they move around are amazing

Caprock Canyon State Park, Texas

Our last stop of the trip was yet another pleasant surprise nestled in the Pan Handle of Texas, not far south of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Caprock Canyon State Park is a great place to visit and a lot of history of how the Park became what it’s known for today, the Bison Herd.