Top 3 most scenic drives

2006-08-16 - 25 - Road Trip - Day 24 - United States - California - Death Valley - Road

 

Many people are drawn to the Texas Hill Country because of the beautiful scenery. The rolling hills covered in wildflowers, the limestone bluffs and the labyrinth of rivers flowing through it all; there’s no other place quite like it in the world. What better way to take it all in (and get some great Instagram shots) than by taking a scenic drive through the beautiful country side.

 

Here are a few of our favorite routes:

 

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WILLOW CITY LOOP

 

One of the most popular scenic drives, Willow City Loop is a breathtaking 13-mile drive starting in Willow City, just 12 miles north of Fredericksburg. The loop is most popular during Springtime when it is lined with blue, red, yellow and white wildflowers as far as the eye can see. Although, it is a well worth it adventure any time of the year. While beautiful, most of the land is privately owned so stopping to literally smell the roses is frowned upon. But don’t let that stop you from admiring from afar!

 

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DEVIL’S BACKBONE

 

If you’re looking for something a little longer and little more adventurous try The Devil’s Backbone; a 51-mile loop with plenty of twists, turns and valleys though limestone eroded hills. Just south of Blanco, the route starts on Farm Road 32 and is peppered with plenty of interesting stops along the way, the most famous being the Devil’s Backbone. A vast limestone ridge, the Devil’s Backbone is said by many to be haunted by confederate soldiers and even a lady in white, typically seen along the side of the road. If scary stories are your thing, be sure to stop in at The Devil’s Backbone Tavern just outside of Fischer for some food, fun, and phenomenon!

 

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GRUENE-FREDERICKSBERG-KERVILLE LOOP

 

This 240-mile loop is a great way to spend your day if you’ve really got some time to kill and an every growing appetite. This stunning drive gives you views of the vast amount of farmlands, orchards, rivers and ponds while offering plenty true Texas dining along the way. Headed southwest from Fredericksburg, you will run straight into Kerville, known for its delicious chicken fried steak at Bill Gene’s Restaurant, before reaching the “Cowboy Capital of the World” Bandera and the Old Spanish Restaurant. Continue on to Gruene (pronounced “green”), just outside of New Braunfels and home to Gruene Hall, a country music staple.