High Plains in Northwest Texas
Savonnah Lewis 4th 12/3/14
National Parks and Sight Seeing
One of the national parks in the high plains is Wind Cave national park. Palo Duro Canyon, Route 66/Amarillo, and Cadillac Ranch are some of the Sight Seeing attractions in the High Plains.
Bodies of Water
Check out the view at the Red River, Pecos River, Canadian River, Colorado River, and Brazos River.
There are plenty of State Parks to visit including Palo Duro Canyon State park, Caprock State Park, Copper Breaks State park , Big spring State park, and Lake Colorado State park.
Historical information on the High Plains
Llano Estacado means staked plains some people believe the name is from Spanish explorers who tied their horses to stakes to keep them from wandering off. The city of Amarillo became the cultural center of the Panhandle because of the Terran-dictated route. Oil gas was first tapped in the panhandle when Millard Nobles and several associates founded the Amarillo oil company and drilling began.