One of the things I love about driving to Texas from Colorado is passing through the wide open spaces. Our normal route crosses the northeastern corner of New Mexico, where there is much beauty to be seen, if you are willing to stop for it.
We visited Capulin National Monument during one of our trips, five or ten years back. Well worth the hour or two we spent there.
I was struck by the effectiveness of this snow fence along Highway 87. There was hardly any snow for miles in each direction, but drifts were piled up just below the level of the porous slatted fence.