Palo Duro Canyon Geologic map
Northwest escarpment of the Llano Estacado overlooking Alamogordo Valley of Quay and Guadalupe Counties, New Mexico.
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Georgia O'Keeffe, Red Landscape, oil on board, 1916–1917, Panhandle–Plains Historical Museum, West Texas A&M University

Palo Duro Canyon is a canyon system of the Caprock Escarpment located in the Texas Panhandle near the cities of Amarillo and Canyon.

- Palo Duro Canyon

The escarpment's features formed by erosion from rivers and streams, creating arroyos and highly diverse terrain, including the large Palo Duro Canyon southeast of Amarillo, Texas.

- Caprock Escarpment
Palo Duro Canyon Geologic map

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Texas Panhandle

Region of the U.S. state of Texas consisting of the northernmost 26 counties in the state.

Region of the U.S. state of Texas consisting of the northernmost 26 counties in the state.

Caprock Canyons of Briscoe County.
A canyon formed by Tierra Blanca Creek
The rugged country of Palo Duro Canyon
Amarillo is the largest city in the Texas Panhandle.
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas.
The Dallam County Courthouse in Dalhart, Texas.

West of the Caprock Escarpment and North and South of the Canadian River breaks, the surface of the Llano Estacado is rather flat.

South of the city of Amarillo, the level terrain gives way to Palo Duro Canyon, the second-largest canyon in the United States.