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Scenic Overlooks in Texas: A Change of Pace and Perspective

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Texas offers an abundance of enjoyable, scenic overlooks. And there’s just something about being able to look out over the land from a far-off height that is peaceful, especially here in the Lone Star State. Your sense of scale alters, making you reflect on how small you are in comparison to the world around you, and in turn, how small your troubles or cares truly are. The panorama that spreads out before you, encourages you to take a deep breath and sometimes your perspective can shift toward the positive. If you’re looking for that shift or simply looking for a picture-postcard view of Texas, here are some great spots to get a good view from.

“The Narrows,” US 82, East of Benjamin

Scenic Overlooks in Texas: A Change of Pace and Perspective

Photo: Pinterest/Terri Linn

Listed as a Texas Historical Roadside Site, The Narrows is the name for a gorge formed by a grouping of cliffs approximately seventy-five feet high and a quarter-mile in length. Situated along the Blanco River, just up from the junction of that and the Little Blanco River, they take their name from the obvious appearance of narrowing of the gorge from the view above.

Davis Mountains State Park

Scenic Overlooks in Texas: A Change of Pace and Perspective

Photo: Facebook/Katie Ross-Sexton

Located in West Texas at Fort Davis, visitors to Davis Mountains State Park are given miles of trails from which to find that perfect view! Offering a remote and unique destination from which to have all kinds of adventures, park guests can hike, backpack, ride in on horseback, or mountain bike their way in to the best locations for that one-of-a-kind view.

Big Bend Nation Park, South Rim Trail

Scenic Overlooks in Texas: A Change of Pace and Perspective

Photo: Facebook/Anne Trent

Located in southwest Texas, Big Bend National Park includes the entire Chisos mountain range as well as a giant swath of the Chihuahuan Desert. Famous for the number of views of broad expanses of Texas that can be had from the park, this particular view is a photo taken from a hike along the South Rim Trail.

Lake Travis, Austin

Scenic Overlooks in Texas: A Change of Pace and Perspective
Photo: Flickr/Anthony Quintano

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