My Favorite Texas Backroads

These are some roads, both paved and unpaved, that I think are worth sharing:

Please note that the page numbers listed below are from the 1995 revision of The Roads Of Texas atlas. This excellent publication is available at most bookstores or may be ordered direct from Shearer Publishing by calling 1-800-458-3808.

CR 114 in San Saba County. This roads takes you across the Regency Suspension Bridge. It is used in the opening shots of Texas Country Reporter. It is one of the last operational suspension bridges in Texas. (p104) If you know of others, please send the location to me.

Threadgill Creek Rd. in Mason County. In the spring the roadside is covered with Bluebonnets. (p120)

James River Rd in Mason County. A great Bluebonnet road. You head south out of Mason on RR1723, turn on RR2389, and then turn right on the James River Rd. when RR2389 ends. (p120)

The Old San Antonio Road & Bear Creek Road near Fredericksburg. (p 120) This makes a great little ride starting and ending in Fredericksburg.

Any and all roads in Big Bend National Park. Especially the unpaved ones. (p140)

RR337 from Medina to Campwood. Also RR335 & RR336. (p 131 & 132) See "The Loop."

FR 170 from Lajitas to Presidio. Considered one of the ten most scenic highways in the U.S. (p 114)


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