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5 Beautifully Breathtaking Drives in Texas to Add to Your Summer Road Trip List

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With close to 900 miles east to west, and plenty of highways and bi-ways to explore, Texas has no shortage of beautiful trips to take and write home about. Getting out on the open road in the Lone Star State is one of life’s simple pleasures, and with lakes and rivers, mountain ranges, and lush scenery throughout the state, it’s no wonder taking a scenic drive is a passion for many. Here are five beautifully breathtaking drives in Texas to add to your summer road trip list.

1. Devil’s Backbone

5 Beautifully Breathtaking Drives in Texas to Add to Your Summer Road Trip List

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This short drive through the Texas Hill Country near Wimberley and San Marcos is spectacular, to say the least. Lush greenery and rolling hills complete the package, offering several photo-worthy stops along the way.

2. Willow City Loop

5 Beautifully Breathtaking Drives in Texas to Add to Your Summer Road Trip List

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Famous for its stunning springtime beauty, Willow City Loop is a gorgeous drive to take in the summer as well, including many brilliantly colored wildflowers lining the way. To get there, leave Fredericksburg on State Route 16 going north until you reach Willow City. From here, head east on Ranch Road 1323 and then make a left onto Willow City Loop.

3. FM 170 (Big Bend Region)

5 Beautifully Breathtaking Drives in Texas to Add to Your Summer Road Trip List

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Running parallel to the Rio Grande, this gorgeous section of Texas bi-way is also known as “River Road.” Flush with turns and twist, the beauty of the water and the majesty of the mountains, this is a stretch you would love to get lost on.

4. Lonesome Highway

5 Beautifully Breathtaking Drives in Texas to Add to Your Summer Road Trip List

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The stretch of road leading to the Guadalupe Mountains is nicknamed the “Lonesome Highway,” on which you’ll seldom meet another passing car nor see any signs of and civilization. It’s serene and remarkably beautiful all at the same time. To get there, travel west on Highway 285 until it intersects with Highway 180, where you’ll turn left and continue on the journey toward the mountains.

5. Highway 90/385

5 Beautifully Breathtaking Drives in Texas to Add to Your Summer Road Trip List
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