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The Two RV Gypsies took a jeep tour
in the Palo Duro Canyon

fence at entrance for the jeep tour

The Elkins Ranch provided a slow, gentle exploration in comfortable, customized vehicles well equipped for canyon terrain. They were open air for great visibility. The guide was experienced, fun and informative. No hiking was required, but there was frequent stops for photography.

Funny sign

Before the tour, Lee Duquette checked out the jeep to make sure it was comfortable.

Lee Duquette checks out the jeep

The guide called the pyramid structure shown below, a TEXAS size ant hill. LOL

pyramid structure
amazing scenery in Palo Duro Canyon
amazing scenery in Palo Duro Canyon
panorama at the first jeep stop

This is a sandstone cliff and the area was carved in the 1880's.

sandstone cliff

Water flows from the top of this rock to the bottom, but not very often.

the tope of cliff where a waterfall sometimes flows

Below: A panorama view of Palo Duro Canyon as seen from privately owned land beside the Canyon. This is the Yellow Bear Bluff area.

A panorama view of Palo Duro Canyon
sign: Yellow Bear Bluff
Karen Duquette at the Yellow Bear Bluff area of Palo Duro Canyon
A panorama view of Palo Duro Canyon
the three corners area of Palo Duro Canyon
the three corners area of Palo Duro Canyon
the three corners area of Palo Duro Canyon
panorama
Lee Duquette in the Palo Duro Canyon
the Palo Duro Canyon
the Palo Duro Canyon
the Palo Duro Canyon
the jeep
amazing scenery
another view of the pyramid
lizard
lizard
bright scenery
bright scenery
bright scenery
bright scenery
Dead Man's Crossing
Dead Man's Crossing

The dirt road, fairly smooth.

Vultures on the cliff side

the dirt road
Vultures on the cliff side
water
a small stream
flowers

The Two RV Gypsies arrived at the bottom of the canyon. The dirt road was narrow, but all the rough stuff was beside the road, not on the dirt road.

the bottom of the canyon
the bottom of the canyon
rocks at the bottom of the canyon
rocks and hoodoos at the bottom of the canyon
a hoodoo
hoodoos
hoodoos
the pyramid
jeep
hoodoos
hoodoos and rock

The two RV Gypsies stood beside a fragile balanced rock deep on the floor of the Palo Duro Canyon.

Karen Duquette at a fragile balanced rock deep on the floor of the Palo Duro Canyon
Lee Duquette at a fragile balanced rock deep on the floor of the Palo Duro Canyon

Below: The photo makes you wonder how the rock is still balanced.

a fragile balanced rock deep on the floor of the Palo Duro Canyon
panorama
panorama
Lee Duquette
the jeep

Below: Two big chunks of rock were once one large solid rock and over time it has spilt into two pieces. The little stone is on top of one part of the rock because visitors are urged to use the small stone to tap on each piece of rock. The large rock on the left sounded solid, while the large rock on the right sounded hollow. Quite interesting since this was once one solid rock.

a rock split in two
hooddos
hoodoo

A WILD ANIMAL FOOTPRINT IN THE DIRT

A WILD ANIMAL FOOTPRINT IN THE DIRT

The road back up to the top of the Palo Duro Canyon. The road looked rougher than it felt, because the jeep was built for this type of terrain, and the guide drove quite slowly. It was a fun, relaxing trip.

The road back up to the top
The road back up to the top

The last stop was at an Indian teepee and the guide gave a history lesson on the makings of the teepee and the Indian lifestyle of past.

an Indian teepee
an Indian teepee
inside the teepee

Menu for the two RV Gypsies' adventures in Texas.
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Gray County Rest Area

The Big Texan Steak Ranch

Cadillac Ranch

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Jeep Tour of Palo Duro (this page)

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