This is Passport to Texas
It’s been called the Grand Canyon of Texas, and for good reason. Palo Duro Canyon, located in the Texas Panhandle, never disappoints visitors with its majestic beauty and recreational opportunities.
This month you’ll get a close-up look at this magnificent natural wonder on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Television series. Producer, Ron Kabele says Palo Duro is a revelation to first time visitors.
Once you go in there you can see why. Everything is flat all around it, and then suddenly you come across this huge canyon.
If you’ve ever driven across the Texas Panhandle, it’s like basically driving on the world’s largest billiards table; and then we get to Palo Duro Canyon, and the bottom just drops out of it.
It’s a very strange sight, because it almost looks like there’s mountains.
All these things behind me, are not mountains, they’re the edge of the rim of the canyon. We’re 800 feet below the level of the ground.
When you come into the park all you see is grassland farmland, and they just can’t believe that this is here. And when you start down to the bottom of it, it’s just awesome. I can hear, Oh my, look at that. The show airs on PBS outlets throughout the state.
Find a PBS station near you that airs the television series on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.
That’s our show…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.