How about a few unusual road trips off the beaten path from Lubbock? This way when you get that urge to get out of town and explore something different this spring or summer you have some surprise ideas for everyone!

Quitaque boasts tons of outdoor adventure trails with free-roaming bison herds and Lake Theo for boating and fishing. And it's only about an hour and a half up the road from Lubbock.

Alibates Flint Quarry in Fritch has been prized for thousands of years and will amaze you with its spectacular story. It's about two and a half hours up the road, just north of Amarillo.

The Santa Rosa Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, New Mexico is about three and a half hours northwest of Lubbock. This natural pool just off Route 66 is a free spot for swimming and scuba diving opportunities are available. It's an astounding sight that lives up to its name, and these pictures show off just how incredibly blue it is.

Happy trails, and enjoy the warmer weather and family vacation times. Treasure the moment and make it something special, wherever your path takes you.