The Rise and Fall of Dockless Bike Sharing in Dallas By Leif Reigstad. Get map and code to gate for access to primative area and trailhead. Texas Mountain Trail Scenic Drive, Fort Davis Loop Road Trip View on Map. Fort Davis was a station stop on the trail, and the last unpaved section of the original trail is still used in the town today. About 11 miles round trip. SHEEP PEN CANYON LOOP 5.6 mi 3-4 hrs. From there, follow TX-118 North to TX-166 South. Climb to Vista Point is gradual and not too rocky. Most people will start in Fort Davis, at the intersection of Highways 17 and 118. With lodging secured in the bucolic town of Fort Davis, we set aside an afternoon to meander the Davis Mountains Scenic Loop, a 75-mile stretch of Texas 118 and Texas 166 that is the loftiest public highway in the state, and certainly among the most scenic. Davis Mountain State Park has a good campground -- glad I stopped. CYCLEFEST will be headquartered at the beautiful Prude Ranch, 5 miles west of Fort Davis Texas on Highway 118. 73.4 miles: 1 hours, 24 minutes. ... See map. Moderate From the parking lot follow an easy flat trail through Limpia Canyon, then slowly climb 550 ft. to Sheep Pen Canyon Loop junction, enjoying amazing views of the Davis Mountains. Follow 166 as it loops south, and it will meet back up with TX-17 just south of Fort Davis. LIMPIA CREEK TRAIL 2.5 mi one-way 2 hrs. Locke and Fowlkes and the McDonald Observatory and then into Madera Canyon and a quiet, pine shaded picnic area. "The day we tried to drive the scenic loop, it was rainy and foggy, but even still we could see the beauty of the drive and scenery." This 75-mile loop, located in the Davis Mountains near Fort Davis, provides sweeping views of the vistas below. See more attractions Start planning. Tour routes. Davis Mountain Scenic Loop, Fort Davis. View is spectacular as are those along entire loop. This peaceful drive on the Texas Mountain Trail’s SR 118/SR 166 ambles past grassy grazing lands, past an oak-canopied creek and over dusty hillsides. Initial climb may discourage some but Sheep Trail Loop portion is fairly flat. Here are some of our favorites stops along the way. Scenic Loop overview. The two main roads that form the 75-mile loop, Texas State Highway 118 (SH118) and Texas State Highway 166 (SH166), do not actually connect in Fort Davis. Plan your trip to Texas. buildings and views of Fort Davis and local landmarks. Fort David Loop. End at the CCC trailhead. Close to Fort Davis National Historical Park, McDonald Observatory, Davis Mountain State Park and Indian Lodge, the Marfa Lights and the scenic towns of Ft Davis, Marfa and Alpine. The loop is home to many different bike events throughout the year. The Highs and Lows of Cycling the Fort Davis Scenic Loop By Dan Oko. Seventy-five miles long, the drive leaves Fort Davis on Texas 118, proceeds up Limpia Canyon past Mts. This is an approximately 90 mile trip through the Davis Mountains that takes about 90 minutes but if you're in that big of a hurry slow down or you will miss a lot. 4.5. Wikimedia Commons/Zereshk. The Scenic Loop Drive Fort Davis is the starting point for one of the most scenic and un-crowded drives in Texas and America. The Davis Mountains scenic drive is a great drive any time of year, unless it is icy, which is uncommon. Fort Davis … "There are some great stops around the loop from the Davis Mountain State Park to the McDonald Observatory, a research unit of the University of Texas and one of the world’s leading centers for astronomical study." With TX-17 just south of Fort Davis and local landmarks entire Loop and then into Madera and... 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