Enjoy the majestic West Texas landscape on this quiet and peaceful drive from Fort Davis National Historic Site, up through the forests to the McDonald Observatory, then descending west to the plains and ending up at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Botanical Gardens. The loop is seventy miles of grand scenery, with ample picnicking sites along the way.

Scenic Drive Tips

Overnight stopping is allowed in rest areas, which are conveniently appointed with picnic tables and fireplaces. In addition to the Observatory, stop and hike at the Madera Canyon trail.  

Submitted By

Jan Burling

Photo Source

McDonald Observatory, Travis Hallmark, Texas Highways, Just a Crooked Soul

Important Note

As indicated above, this scenic drive was submitted by an independent third party and has not been verified by Triple E Recreational Vehicles. Please do your own research on suitability, road conditions and road safety before attempting to drive this route.