Scenic Driving Texas Guide Book

by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)
Scenic Driving Texas  by Laurence Parent

224pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762730331

Pack up the car and enjoy thirty-two drives through some of the most spectacular scenery in Texas, where the culture, terrain, and climate are as diverse as the Lone Star State is big. This indispensable highway companion maps out short trips highlighting the treasures of Texas, including ghost towns, missions, lighthouses, caverns, wildflowers, and old general stores. Join nature writer and photographer Laurence Parent on an adventure that takes you from the rock spires of Palo Duro Canyon to the beaches of Galveston to the cypress sloughs of swampy Big Thicket. Inside you'll find: individual itineraries from 10 to 74 miles in length; in-depth descriptions of drive highlights, including dinosaur tracks, waterfalls, historic districts, and campgrounds; a route map for each drive Historical information and suggested side trips; and tips on camping, travel services, and best driving seasons.

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Trails from the "Scenic Driving Texas" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 32.
... Preview: A 56-mile drive along the Gulf Coast, ending at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The area around Rockport is one of the most scenic parts of the Texas coast. In most areas of Texas the coast is treel ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Fulton, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 56
... Preview: A 10-mile paved road that climbs from the high desert at Big Bend National Park headquarters into the cooler, wooded peaks of the Chisos Mountains. From a distance the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend Nat ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Marathon, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: An 18-mile paved and gravel drive through the dense forests of the Big Thicket of southeastern Texas. The Big Thicket of southeast Texas is a unique area with an incredible diversity of plant and anim ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Lumberton, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: A 40-mile drive along the Texas coast from the sleepy beachtown of Surfside Beach to the bustling port and tourist center of Galveston. The drive follows the coast, starting in a section that is relat ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Surfside Beach, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 40
... Preview: A 46-mile paved drive from Medina to Garner State Park through some of the most rugged parts of the Texas Hill Country. This drive crosses some of the most rugged parts of the Texas Hill Country as it ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Medina, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 46
... Preview: A 54-mile paved road through two of Texas’s most interesting state parks, with beautiful lakes and the historic port town of Jefferson. This drive starts at Daingerfield State Park, a popular site wit ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Jefferson, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 54
... Preview: A 74-mile loop through the lush Davis Mountains, the second highest range in Texas. Unlike the rugged Guadalupe Mountains to the northwest and the Chisos and other rough desert ranges of the Big Bend ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Fort Davis, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 74
... Preview: A 42-mile paved highway through the Central Texas mineral region, including Enchanted Rock, to the historic German town of Fredericksburg. This drive passes through one of the most scenic parts of Cen ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Llano, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 42
... Preview: A 61-mile drive through the Chinati Mountains and the old silver mining town of Shafter. The drive starts in Marfa, a small town of about 2,500 located in the high grasslands on the south side of the ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Marfa, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 61
... Preview: A 21-mile drive through a mountain pass below the highest peak in Texas to the state’s best fall color. The route over Guadalupe Pass is one of the highest highways in Texas, surpassed only by Texas H ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Van Horn, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: A 26-mile drive from the High Plains of Texas to the rugged canyons on the edge of the Caprock. This drive traverses the junction between two major landforms in Texas, the High Plains and the Rolling ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Quitaque, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 26
... Preview: A 24-mile paved route through the lush pine forests of Davy Crockett National Forest to Indian mounds, a Spanish mission, and a small forest lake. This drive traverses a section of the lush pine fores ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Alto, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 24
... Preview: A 39-mile paved highway through pastoral countryside and historic sites important to the creation of the Republic of Texas. The drive passes through pastoral farm and ranch country important in the ea ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Independence, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 39
... Preview: A 17-mile paved and gravel road through one of the few large tracts of wild land remaining in the Rio Grande Valley. The 45,187-acre Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is known worldwide for its ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Port Isabel, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: A 25-mile paved route to several Colorado River lakes and Longhorn Cavern. Special attractions: Inks Lake State Park, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Lake Marble Falls, hiking, boating, fishing, scenic vi ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Marble Falls, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: A 49-mile paved drive along the scenic upper Guadalupe River and over a divide to the narrow canyons and fall color of Lost Maples State Natural Area. Special attractions: Lost Maples State Natural ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Hunt, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 49
... Preview: A 41-mile drive, beginning with a ferry crossing, along two coastal barrier islands, Mustang and Padre islands. This drive follows two of many low-lying islands that line the coast of Texas and other ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Aransas Pass, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 41
... Preview: A 21-mile drive across the High Plains and into the depths of Palo Duro Canyon. Most people quickly become bored by the flat, treeless terrain of the Texas Panhandle and respond by pressing harder on ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Canyon, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: A 25-mile paved drive across the Rio Grande delta, from a remnant native palm grove to the beach. This drive crosses a very unique ecological area in the United States, from a lush palm forest to the ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
Brownsville, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: A 24-mile paved drive through agricultural areas of the Rio Grande Valley between two small remaining islands of subtropical forest habitat. Deep in the Rio Grande Valley lies one of the southernmost ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Texas"
McAllen, TX - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 24

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