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Best of the West: February 2018 Magazine Cover

Photo: Kenny Braun. Illustration by Joel Felix Design & Typography Studio

Three riders on horseback at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch  

The dudes abide at these three historic Texas ranches

Leave the hustle-and-bustle of modern life for wide expanses, hearty breakfasts, and activities like trapshooting, fishing, and horseback riding at these three Texas dude ranches.

Photo: Kenny Braun

Visitors enjoy the view at Palo Duro Canyon.  

Trust us: There’s more than big steaks and buried Caddys in Amarillo

Amarillo’s Western roots run deep with iconic landmarks like Palo Duro Canyon and the Big Texan Steak Ranch, but the city’s newer offerings prove it’s more than a cowboy town.

Photo: Erich Schlegel

Prairie View, the first black trail ride, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.  

Historic tales from the largest trail ride in the world

With dozens of wagons and hundreds of riders, these old-time caravans keep the legends of cowboys and cattle drives alive for future generations.

Photo: Will van Overbeek

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Three museums that recall the early 20th century oil rush »

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