Scenic USA - Oklahoma
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|Photo by Ben Prepelka|
While scanning the horizon from Oklahoma's Black Mesa State Park there's a good chance spotting the highest point in the state. Just 14 miles to the north, Black Mesa stretches across the horizon. Formed of volcanic rock nearly 180 million years ago, the sprawling mesa covers parts of Oklahoma's panhandle, as well Colorado and New Mexico. Part of the Great Plains Trail, the area is noted for its wildlife, as well as ancient fossilized plants and animals embedded in the six hundred feet thick lava flow. A challenging four mile hike leads to the to the top of the mesa, elevation 4,973 feet.
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