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  • Published on Oct 14, 2015
    Texas Autumn Road Trips

    Fall is officially here. The leaves are starting to transform into vibrant shades red, orange and gold creating breathtaking views across the states. If you have time this year to get away, then you ought to take an Autumn road trip through Texas and enjoy nature’s stunning works of art. There’s no better time of the year to take a scenic drive through Texas then the fall season. Below are some great scenic drives that will leave you with that warm fall feeling. 

    Lost Maples State Natural Area

    This state park located in Vanderpool, Texas offers visitors a chance to enjoy activities such as camping, hiking, sightseeing, backpacking, fishing, bird-watching and great photography opportunities.  Here you can see some really gorgeous views and a sea of autumn leaves covering the landscape. Do keep in mind that the seasonal climate and weather have a great effect on how colorful the fall season will be. Luckily there is a fall foliage report available online, keeping you updated on the fall leaf color change. If you are traveling in an RV the park does offer campsites with water and electricity. The park has an entrance fee of $6 per adult and children 12 and under are free admission. 

    River Road Central Texas Hill Country

    Enjoy a 10.6 mile scenic drive on River Road between Loop 337 in New Braunfels and the Canyon Lake Dam. This crosses the Guadalupe River four times and this river cuts through limestone bluffs with cypress trees towering over. This is a perfect drive to see the gorgeous colors of fall. The riverfront is privately owned but there are many places to camp along the way. 

    Bastrop State Park Scenic Drive

    Enjoy a drive along park road 1C between Bastrop and Buescher State Parks. The 12 mile drive will have you winding through the picturesque Lost Pines of East Central Texas. The state park also offers biking and fishing opportunities.  If you plan on staying for the night, Bastrop State Park offers campsites with water, electricity and sewer for $25 a night. 

    Granbury 

    This spot is located 25 miles southwest of Ft.Worth. and has a great scenic drive perfect for watching the leaves change colors. Not only can you drive through to see the leaves but the preserved town square of Granbury has antique shops, boutiques and other attractions. The town square also has an Opera house if you are interested in some theatrical and musical entertainment. 

    East Texas

    One of the best viewpoints to see the brilliant fall colors is on a 32 mile paved drive to the steam trains and historic sites of Rusk. The drive begins at Love’s Lookout, which is one of the best viewpoints in East Texas. The leaves usually don’t begin to change until late October so make sure you make some time to discover this amazing region of Texas. 

    Big Bend Region-West

    This spot requires a little more driving but if you don’t mind the drive, the Big Bend region in West Texas offers plenty to do and see. The 74 mile loop through Davis Mountains offers a brilliant array of mountain landscapes and contains some of the most beautiful fall drives in West Texas. There are nine scenic parks along the drive including the El Camino del Rio which means “The River Road” and stretches from Lajitas northwest to Presidio and beyond that. Your drive will take you down mountains and through canyons along the amazing Rio Grande. Some other parks you’ll find along the way include: the McDonald Observatory which can be found atop Mount Locke, the Davis Mountains State Park, and the Madera Canyon to name a few. 

    Texas contains some really beautiful gems to admire during the fall season. If you haven’t been to any of the places above, then it is most definitely worth checking out this fall. You can check out the Fall Foliage Reports on the Texas Parks and Wildlife site to see how far along the color change is coming. 

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