If you enjoy birdwatching, wildlife photography or spectacular landscapes, you need to experience western Oklahoma. The great plains of western Oklahoma are home to a diversity of unique and interesting wildlife species.
The Great Plains Trail consists of 13 highway-based driving loops that span the entire western portion of the state. Each loop guides travelers through areas with the best opportunities to view wildlife and includes designated stopping points on both public and private areas.
Great Plains Trail Loop Maps and Descriptions
From antelope to armadillos, from bison to butterflies, from roadrunners to ringtail cats, western Oklahoma and the Great Plains Trail abound with wildlife. In addition to wildlife viewing, you'll encounter opportunities to hike, ride horses, go caving, dig for crystals, swim, rock climb, camp, boat, hunt, fish and explore museums and historic markers.
As you travel western Oklahoma you'll meet welcoming people, experience friendly small towns, and discover breathtaking landscapes. Wide, lazy rivers, deep red canyons, sparkling lakes, shimmering salt flats, bubbling springs, seas of prairie grasses and star studded skies, all await your exploration.
Oklahoma Panhandle: Black Mesa Loop
Northwest Oklahoma: Sand Hills Loop
Southwest Oklahoma: Chief Black Kettle Loop
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