Posts From the Road: Caprock Canyon State Park

Badlands: A close view of the badlands within Caprock Canyon State Park show the beauty of this remote area of the Texas panhandle. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Texas Bison: Caprock Canyon State Park is home to the Texas state bison herd. Thirty two bison were introduced to the park in 1997 and the herd has grown to more than 150 bison today. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos

Caprock Canyon State Park is in a rural area of the Texas panhandle near the farming and ranching community of Quitaque. The nearest large city is Amarillo, which is about 100 miles northwest of the park.

Caprock Canyon State Park was established in 1982. In 1997, the Texas state bison herd was introduced to the park where they roam freely on several thousand acres within the park boundaries.

The state park offers miles of hiking and biking trails, which allow visitors to see the red sandstone canyon lands. There is a park road with overlook areas to view the rugged landscape dotted with mesquite, juniper and cacti.

Editor’s note: Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he shares his photographs, which appear in the “Posts from the Road” series published in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Caprock Canyon: A wide view of the rugged landscape gives visitors an overview of Caprock Canyon State Park.
Chilling: Several bison and calves cool off in Lake Theo at Caprock Canyon State Park.Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com