Northwest escarpment of the Llano Estacado overlooking Alamogordo Valley of Quay and Guadalupe Counties, New Mexico.
The northern edge of the Llano Estacado in New Mexico
Caprock Escarpment south of Ralls, Texas
Agricultural land and canyons on the eastern side of the Llano Estacado
Wind turbines
Map of Texas counties with population density
Lubbock, Texas, the largest city on the Llano
A shot of downtown Amarillo, Texas
Midland, "The Tall City" of West Texas
Downtown Odessa

The Caprock Escarpment is a term used in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico to describe the geographical transition point between the level High Plains of the Llano Estacado and the surrounding rolling terrain.

- Caprock Escarpment

To the east, the Caprock Escarpment, a precipitous cliff about 300 ft high, lies between the Llano and the red Permian plains of Texas; while to the west, the Mescalero Escarpment demarcates the eastern edge of the Pecos River valley.

- Llano Estacado

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Mescalero Ridge

The Mescalero Ridge forms the western edge of the great Llano Estacado, a vast plateau or tableland in the southwestern United States in New Mexico and Texas.

It is the western equivalent of the Caprock Escarpment, which defines the eastern edge of the Llano Estacado.

Eastern New Mexico

Physiographic subregion within the U.S. state of New Mexico.

Physiographic subregion within the U.S. state of New Mexico.

West of Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico.
Gate leading to fenced pastureland in the wide open spaces south of Kenna, Roosevelt County, New Mexico.
Abandoned post office in Bellview, Curry County, New Mexico.

The region is largely coterminous with the portion of the Llano Estacado in New Mexico.

Portions of Eastern New Mexico's elevation extends to over 4000 ft. The region is characterized by flat, largely-featureless terrain with the exception of the Pecos River valley and the abrupt breaks along the Mescalero Ridge and northern caprock escarpments of the Llano Estacado.