The canyon rising above Holmes Creek is one of many beautiful canyons in Caprock Canyons State Park, Texas. It is most easily viewed from Canyon Rim Trail whose trailhead is near Honey Flats (RV) Campground. During our stay there last November, I was able to capture several images of the canyon, a few of which are shown in this post.
Like every other canyon in the park, this one is rich with red rocks. Here is the first view of the canyon I saw from the trail.
Olympus E-M10 (21mm, f/9, 1/80 sec, ISO200)
In the above photo, notice the sharp drop-off on the side of the canyon roughly halfway down to the creek bed. This rock “wall” is seen throughout much of the canyon. Later in the hike I took the closeup shot of the wall shown below.
Olympus E-M1 (75mm, f/9, 1/125 sec, ISO320)
The final two images below are panoramas, each produced by stitching three photos together. The first shows an S-shaped section of the creek and canyon.
Olympus E-M10 (12mm, f/9, 1/160 sec, ISO250)
The last panorama shows a point where Holmes Creek makes a rather sharp bend. I didn’t see any water in the creek bed, but when it is flowing, it does so from the right side of the image down to the bottom center where, as you see, it makes a nearly 180-degree turn.
Olympus E-M10 (12mm, f/9, 1/125 sec, ISO250)
Holmes Creek Canyon is certainly not the Grand Canyon, but at least it’s much less crowded and a much shorter drive from my home.
Hover your mouse cursor over any marker in the map below to see which photos were taken at that location.