Blanco State Park.

Parks & Recs

Stories and tips for enjoying Texas’s state parks and other outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, and cycling

Parks & Recs |
January 1, 1985

A Grand Canyon

In 1541 Coronado and his troops stumbled upon a huge canyon in the midst of grassy plains and gazed upon it with awe. Journeying down into Palo Duro Canyon on mules 443 years later, I began to understand why.