Palo Duro Canyon is full of all kinds of natural wonders. There are caves to explore, massive formations that leave you awe-struck, and plenty of trails to traverse. One of the more infamous landmarks of Palo Duro Canyon is referred to as the Devil's Slide.

Were you ever brave enough to take a ride on the Devil's Slide?

These days, people are supposedly advised not to attempt the ride down Devil's Slide. The steep surface makes for a hazardous situation, and has led to some visitors being seriously injured.

That doesn't mean that there isn't a long history of people taking a ride down the Devil's Slide in Palo Duro Canyon.

It's located on the southern end of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. You'll recognize it from the multi-colored hue of the rocks that make up the formation. For the longest time, riding the Devil's Slide was almost a kind of right of passage for many in the area.

The slide itself is gorgeous, as you can see in this collection of photos. You can also see just how steep the formation is on its western side. As much as I like to think that I'm okay with taking risks, that one freaks me out. It also looks like parts of end at a big drop-off.

From the looks of it, the formation is appropriately named.

If you've never seen the Devil's Slide, it is definitely worth taking a look at. If you want more info on this formation, and several more sights you need to see, follow this link.

Take A Quick Look Inside One Of Palo Duro Canyon's Caves

Check Out These Photos Of The Hidden Cave In Palo Duro Canyon.

Gallery Credit: Charlie Hardin

LOOK: Vintage Postcards of Palo Duro Canyon

These vintage postcards of Palo Duro Canyon are a true look into the past.

You may recognize quite a few of the iconic landmarks found in the canyon, but there's still others that you just might have not seen yet! Key word...."yet."

Take a trip into the past with these spectacular vintage postcards, you'll be inspired to take a hike!

Gallery Credit: Charlie Hardin

Ranchotel: The Forgotten Landmark of Old Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas

The Ranchotel, located at 2501 W. 6th St., is a product of Route 66's heyday.

When Americans first began long-distance automotive travel, they typically stayed in hotels or camped beside the road. In response, clever entrepreneurs began to build what were called tourist courts. The Ranchotel is one of these.

It was built in 1940 and until recently, it was considered one of the best preserved examples of Route 66's tourist facilities. It was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and was well maintained until 2020.

Even now, in spite of the building's fading beauty, there is still the nostalgic air held by many a historic landmark.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

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