Llano Estacado

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

Region in the Southwestern United States that encompasses parts of eastern New Mexico and northwestern Texas.

- Llano Estacado

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Eastern 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.

High Plains (United States)

The High Plains are a subregion of the Great Plains, mainly in the Western United States, but also partly in the Midwest states of Nebraska, Kansas, and South Dakota, generally encompassing the western part of the Great Plains before the region reaches the Rocky Mountains.

The High Plains ecology region is designated by 25 on this map.
Childress County, Texas, June 1938.
High Plains in Oklahoma west of Guymon (2009)
Cimarron County near Boise City. (2009)
Grain silos, a common sight on the High Plains. (2009)
High Plains in Southeastern Colorado (2009)
The High Plains are broken in places by canyons, such as this one in Sabinoso Wilderness in New Mexico.

The southern region of the Western High Plains ecology region contains the geological formation known as Llano Estacado which can be seen from a short distance or on satellite maps.

Edwards Plateau

Geographic region at the crossroads of Central, South, and West Texas.

Edwards Plateau terrain as seen from U.S. Route 277 between Del Rio and Sonora
Enchanted Rock near Fredericksburg by Hermann Lungkwitz, 1864, oil on canvas
San Saba River near Sloan, San Saba County (9 May 2014)
Wildflowers on ranchland, State Highway 965, Llano County (13 April 2012)
Llano River from County Road 320, Kimble County (17 April 2015)
Texas cooter (Pseudemys texana) and red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta), Colorado River, Travis County (12 April 2012)
The Guadalupe River in Kerr County (8 May 2014)
Ranchland with Texas bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis) in western Kerr County (17 April 2015)
Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) growing on the Guadalupe River, Kerr County (14 April 2012)
Ranchland in the Edwards Plateau, Mason County (17 April 2015)
Crevice spiny lizard (Sceloporus poinsettii), Mason County, Texas, USA (9 May 2014)
Highway 187 in the Edwards Plateau, Bandera County, Texas, USA (14 April 2012)
Limestone bluff, typical of the Edwards Plateau, Highway 336, Real County (14 Apr 2012)
Ranchland seen from Highway 336, Real County (14 April 2012)
Scarlet penstemon (Penstemon triflorus), endemic to the Edwards Plateau, Edwards County (18 April 2015)
Ranch road in southern Edwards County (18 April 2015).
Cedar Creek, Edwards County (18 April 2015)

It is bounded by the Balcones Fault to the south and east, the Llano Uplift and the Llano Estacado to the north, and the Pecos River and Chihuahuan Desert to the west.

Dry lake

Basin or depression that formerly contained a standing surface water body, which disappeared when evaporation processes exceeded recharge.

Namak Lake, Qom Province, Iran
The Chott el Djerid in Tunisia
Salt harvesting in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, the world's largest salt flat
Sailing stone in Racetrack Playa
Playa in southwest Idaho, home to a number of rare species that occur nowhere else including Lepidium davisii (Davis' peppergrass) and Branchinecta raptor - a recently discovered giant fairy shrimp.
The Mosaic Company chemical plant processes brines from Searles Dry Lake to make such products as trona
Devil's Golf Course in Death Valley National Park, western United States
<center>The dry lake and shore of Lake Hart, an endorheic desert lake in South Australia.</center>
<center>A closeup photograph of salt growths on the crust of a dry lake.</center>
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This term is used e.g. on the Llano Estacado and other parts of the Southern High Plains and is commonly used to address paleolake sediments in the Sahara like Lake Ptolemy.

Big Spring, Texas

City in and the county seat of Howard County, Texas, United States, at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 87 and Interstate 20.

Signal Peak located 10 mi to the southeast of Big Spring (Robert T. Hill, 1889)
Big Spring decorative sign
The "big spring" in Comanche Trail Park
Big Spring City Hall
Newly refurbished Settles Hotel
Big Spring Veterans Hospital
The picnic pavilion at Big Spring State Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
Scenic Mountain Medical Center serves the community.

Long used by regional inhabitants, both permanent and nomadic, with a large number of locally collected artifacts testifying to its heavy occupation, the spring sat astride the several branches of the later-developed Comanche War Trail as they converged on this important water hole from beyond Texas, coming south across the Northern Plains and the Llano Estacado.

Canadian River

Longest tributary of the Arkansas River in the United States.

Canadian River Canyon in Kiowa National Grassland, Eastern New Mexico
Wooden bridge over the Canadian River in Hemphill County, Texas
Canadian River at Calvin, Oklahoma

The canyon the river carves through eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle is the northern border of the Llano Estacado, separating it from the rest of the Great Plains.

Colorado River (Texas)

Approximately 862 mi long river in the U.S. state of Texas.

Oblique air photo of the Colorado River where it crosses from Colorado County into Wharton County near Nada.
Pennybacker Bridge crossing the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River
The Colorado River {{convert|5|mi|0|abbr=on}} from its source along the Caprock Escarpment, the border of Dawson and Borden County.
Colorado River under the Regency Suspension Bridge on the border of Mills and San Saba County
Scenic view of Colorado River meandering under a bridge overpass under State Highway 60 in Wharton
Scene on the Colorado River, Austin, Texas (postcard, {{circa|1907}})
A historical marker on US 90A between Eagle Lake and Altair explains the difficulty of navigating the lower Colorado River in the 1800s.
Old postcard of Bull Creek in Austin
Colorado River east of Columbus, Texas
Water reflections on sculpture falls

The Colorado River originates south of Lubbock, on the Llano Estacado near Lamesa.

Lubbock, Texas


Lubbock has a large number of churches, including the downtown First Baptist congregation.
The Wells Fargo Building is the second-tallest building in Lubbock.
Cone grain elevator, north side of Lubbock
Panhandle-South Plains Fairgrounds
Lubbock's Silent Wings Museum at the former South Plains Army Airfield
Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza
Joyland Amusement Park
Lubbock Post Office and Federal Building, constructed in 1932.
A Texas Tech Red Raiders football game
Entrance to Mackenzie Park
Lubbock High School
Texas Tech University
Downtown Lubbock seen from I-27
Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport

The city is in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically and geographically as the Llano Estacado, and ecologically is part of the southern end of the High Plains, lying at the economic center of the Lubbock metropolitan area, which has an estimated population of 327,424 in 2020.

Amarillo, Texas

City in the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Potter County.

Amarillo in 1889, three weeks after incorporation
An aerial view of the Amarillo business district in 1912.
Grand Opera House, Amarillo, Texas (postcard, circa 1909–1924)
Amarillo, March 1943
Lighthouse pinnacle in Palo Duro Canyon: The canyon system is located south of the city.
FirstBank Southwest Tower, the tallest building in the city, dominates the skyline of downtown Amarillo.
This map shows the city's average number of inhabitants per square mile of land in 2000.
Entrance to Texas Panhandle War Memorial in Amarillo
Listing of Amarillo-area personnel killed in the Vietnam War
The Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts building is located near the Amarillo Civic Center.
A coyote sleeps in the afternoon heat in the Amarillo Zoo.
Medical Center Park adjacent to Amarillo Botanical Gardens
The clock tower at the Amarillo College's Washington Street Campus.
Amarillo National Bank Plaza One building in downtown Amarillo
The American Quarter Horse Association and Center City of Amarillo sponsors an ongoing public art project that consist of decorated horse statues located in front of several Amarillo businesses.
Several streets around Amarillo's downtown area are still paved with bricks.
The Harrington Regional Medical Center has two of the city's major hospitals.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

The city of Amarillo, originally named Oneida, is situated in the Llano Estacado region.

Clovis, New Mexico

County seat of Curry County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 37,775 as of the 2010 census, and a 2019 estimated population of 38,319.

Sign at Clovis airport
The Hotel Clovis
Flooding caused by a thunderstorm, downtown Clovis (1980)
Norman Petty Recording Studios in Clovis

Clovis is located in the New Mexico portion of the Llano Estacado, in the eastern part of the state.