Texas Canyon, Arizona. Or, How to Rest at a Rest Stop

Question: What would you normally do at a rest stop? If you’d answer “use the restroom” or “eat lunch, or “stretch you legs” you’re answer would be incomplete if you were me and if the rest stop in question was Texas Canyon on I-10 in eastern Arizona. The answer is: Climb on some rocks.

The exposed granite here was formed by chemical weathering that caused fracturing along the joints. Eventually, the rock was uplifted resulting in what appears to be a concentrated mountain of boulders. The rocks appear as a curious but spectacular sight on the high plains and are well worth a stop, even if you don’t opt to skirt the fence to climb them.

Texas Canyon, Arizona

Texas Canyon, Arizona

Texas Canyon, Arizona

Texas Canyon, Arizona

Texas Canyon, Arizona

Texas Canyon, Arizona

Texas Canyon, Arizona

Texas Canyon, Arizona

Texas Canyon, Arizona

Texas Canyon, Arizona

Looking down from near the top, Texas Canyon, Arizona

Looking down from near the top, Texas Canyon, Arizona

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