Davis Mountain Loop: Fort Davis Professional Review and Guide
"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 area to the south, the Davis Mountains are rounded and heavily vegetated. Thick grasses and patchy forests of oak, juniper, and pine blanket the slopes.
The Guadalupe Mountains are higher, but the Davis Mountains seem more lush, possibly because of greater rainfall and more fertile volcanic soil. Late summer rains turn the mountains and surrounding grasslands a rich green. Special attractions: Fort Davis National Historic Site, Davis Mountains State Park, McDonald Observatory, hiking, camping, views. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."