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Old 02-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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Other roads in W. TX besides I-10?

We are traveling from Corpus Christi into New Mexico and have been on I-10 before (boring). Any suggestions for some other routes that are good roads through western Texas? Thanks!

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We are traveling from Corpus Christi into New Mexico and have been on I-10 before (boring). Any suggestions for some other routes that are good roads through western Texas? Thanks!
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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Las Cruces and White Sands...on our way home to Washington after six months on the road. What a beautiful country we have!
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Go up I-37 to the Jourdantown area, take 173 to Hondo and US 90 until it intersects with I-10 in the Sierra Blanco area. Then I-10 to NM. Good road, nice scenery, fuel is available although you may need to do a little preplanning after leaving Del Rio. Wal*Mart on the north side of Del Rio has fuel.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:08 PM   #6
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Thank you...that's just the kind of suggestions I was looking for! I so appreciate you taking the time to reply. We're looking forward to some new scenery!
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Just after Del Rio is the Amistad NRA which has a no hookup CG for $2 a night with the Golden Age pass. As mentioned, stock up in Del Rio as its a long way to any store of a decent size west of there.

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There is also a very good steak house that you will pass on the right between Wal-mart and the NRA. Can't remember the name, just remember seeing lots of cars and so went back in the toad.

You are also passing the turnoff for Big Bend NP, lots of scenery there. Well worth a detour if time permits. But you need at least a few days to give it any justice. It is on our top 5 NP's that we have visited so far (only counting lower 48 NP's).

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Once or twice a year I go from Oregon to Kerrville, TX and back. One of the routes I've taken from Kerrville back is I-10 to Junction, TX and north on US83 then 277, west on I-20 a few miles then 84/180 through Lubbock and on up to I-40 then west. Views are somewhat different from I-10 but it is Texas!
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Unless you want to go thru San Antonio, you can stay south and take 44 west thru Alice and past I35, then north on 83 to Uvalde. West on 90 thru Del Rio. Seminole Canyon State Park has great views and a hiking trail down to the Pecos River to see the Indian petroglyphs. Next on 90 is Judge Roy Bean Saloon and Museum at Langtry. You can stay on 90 all the way to Van Horn at I10. Or drop down to visit Big Bend National Park. If you go to Big Bend, the road west out of there (river road 170) from Study Butte thru Lajitas, Terlingua, to Presidio following the Rio Grande is pretty. Then 87 up to Marfa to catch 90 again. If you can manage, spending the night in Marfa lets to try and get a glimpse of the Marfa lights. From Van Horn at I10, you can go north on 54 up to El Capitan and Guadalupe Mtns National Park and the road into New Mexico towards Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands. Always like traveling in West Texas. Enjoy.

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173 to 90 is a good route. If you decide to take 90, take a short detour at Langtry to visit "Judge Roy Bean's" museum. It's worth the time. Interesting and they have a short walkway through a garden area full of local plants. There are a lot of photo ops along 90 and interesting places to visit.

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