We're a 100 miles east of Dallas and take FM1061 both ways. Been doing so for the last 6 or 7 years. It's the shorter of all four options from Amarillo.
US87/US287 thru Dumas is not an option for us due to the massive re-building of a RR overpass just west of US287 on US87 by the city park.
The 4th option you don't see mentioned is north on US287 from Amarillo for 35 miles to TX354 west to Hartley then US385 to Dalhart. This route is the exact same as going thru Dumas, less the construction and massive traffic on US287 at Walmart south of town.
Just watch your speed real close going thru Channing and Hartley. There's a local smokey that hangs out behind one of the vacant buildings and catches a boat load of speeders.
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