Palo Duro Canyon, The Lighthouse Trail
I have never seen colors so beautiful. We started early to beat the heat. We were probably at the trail head at about 7:30 am.
It was the best decision. There was hardly anybody else on the trail that early. We only saw one other group of hikers.
The morning light was great for photos.
The girls and I kept going up a bit, but Mr. decided to rest a bit and enjoy the sights.
This was my favorite part of our summer vacation. Palo Duro was absolutely beautiful. I was so amazed at how you can be driving through the panhandle plains and there is just nothing but flat land and dust storms and then all of the sudden there is this huge canyon. The first glimpse is breathtaking. The girls reaction was great - 'we're going to hike there?' I think they really enjoyed it.
I loved waking up in the morning and seeing the view from the tent!