Fall is Texas Road Trip Season
With summer coming to an end and cooler days ahead, it’s the perfect time to plan a fall road trip in Texas!
No one likes being trapped in a car when it’s 105 outside, much less getting out of the car to experience a destination. And when it comes to destinations, Texas has a ton! From swimming holes and canyons to BBQ joints and fall foliage, the roads in Texas can lead to some amazing places. At Henna Chevrolet, we believe in Finding New Roads wherever you go.
Below you’ll find a short collection of scenic drives around the Lone Star State.
Pineywoods Autumn Trail
Each autumn in the Texas Forest Trail Region, there’s a beautifully scenic drive with lots of fun stops along the way. The route starts in Athens, TX and winds its way to Palestine through some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the state. There are several wineries along the way as well as a zipline adventure!
Devil’s Backbone Scenic Drive
The Devil’s Backbone is a beautiful drive through the Texas Hill Country offering stunning views and curvy roads to enjoy. The 51-mile loop starts (or finishes) in Wimberly or Blanco. This loop drive through the Texas Hill Country’s eroding Edwards Plateau, offers not only outstanding views of the 400-mile-long Balcones Fault, expansive rolling hills and curvy roads, it is peppered with ghost stories and apparitions of Spanish monks, Native Americans, Confederate soldiers and others. Be sure to stop for pictures or a picnic at the Devil’s Backbone Overlook. If you’re feeling feisty, you can continue on west past Blanco and hit up some great grub, wineries, and shopping in Fredericksburg!
The Twisted Sisters
The Twisted Sisters is made of three of the curviest roads in Texas! Ranch Roads, 335, 336, and 337 take you through Medina, to Camp Wood, to Hackberry, Prade Ranch and back down to Leakey. If you’re really feeling outdoorsy, Garner State Park is a mere 10 miles south of Leakey, and Lost Maples State Natural Area is just 5 miles north of Vanderpool.
Use caution and stay alert on these roads as they draw quite a few motorcycles!
Big Bend - Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive
If you’re up for a longer drive, Big Bend is definitely worth the 7 hours behind the wheel! Fall is the perfect time to experience the arid desert and mountainous landscape. The most popular scenic drives in the area is called the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. It’s only 30 miles long but hits many of the scenic overlooks like Mule Ears Overlook and the Santa Elena Canyon. (The Santa Elena Canyon is a must see!)
Texas is a vast state with a wide range of environments to explore and some of the prettiest roads in the country. So, when autumn comes knocking you’ll know just where to go to get the most out of the season!
And as always, drive responsibly and Don’t Mess With Texas!