No matter what the season may be, there is always something fun to do or discover at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens. The beautiful landscape that features a winding walking path is punctuated by benches that invite you to sit for awhile and reflect on the beautiful flowers and trees that inhabit this outdoor oasis.
Also, you can enjoy various concerts, classes, and special presentations that are scheduled every month. The Amarillo Botanical Garden is without question the city's crown jewel of natural beauty.
Are you a fan of the Old West? Do you wonder what it was like for the real cowboys who roamed the wilderness? Get a taste of that experience by visiting the rugged yet picturesque Caprock Canyons State Park.
These rock formations may go back thousands of years, but the only moment that will count will be when you stand at the canyon's base and look up and around see what all those years did to these rocks and stones to make them look this amazing. Plus, you may even get to spot a bison roaming in the area, so make sure you have your camera ready to capture all of these breathtaking moments in the great outdoors.
If you find yourself in town but want to escape for a while to a calming, natural destination to enjoy outdoor beauty, take a short drive to the Medical Center Park.
Paved walking paths surround this tranquil body of water that's inviting no matter what time of day you visit. Also, if you don't have to go back to work, it is available for fishing or boating, so make the Medical Center Park a stress-free retreat of your own, and enjoy a slice of nature no matter how busy your schedule may be.
Referred to as the Grand Canyon of Texas, the Palo Duro Canyon and its accompanying State Park offer you a chance to get inside one of the most scenic and historical natural attractions in Texas.
The park offers visitor amenities like campsites and additional facilities, as well as tours to the bottom of the canyon and other information. Your special experience in the outdoors will be something that you'll never forget, and it will make the Palo Duro Canyon State Park a special place that you will want to visit again and again.
If you want to get out into the great outdoors and enjoy a bit of Amarillo's natural beauty but don't quite have the time to travel far, then the Rock Island Rail Trail is a perfect choice.
Originally part of the famous Rock Island Line, this four mile trail located in downtown Amarillo attracts not only bikers and walkers, but kids on skateboards, moms pushing their strollers, and pet owners walking their dogs. It's not exactly what you would call a real hike and bike trail because of all the other activity that it attracts daily, so if you do decide to go for a bike ride, make sure to watch your speed and wear your helmet.