BEST IN TEXAS Readers’ Choice Awards Results | ROADS

April 3, 2013

 

The scenic loop around Fort Davis is made up of several BEST IN TEXAS roads.

The scenic loop around Fort Davis is made up of several BEST IN TEXAS roads. Photograph by Valerie Asensio.

Statewide

Top 10 Roads in Texas

1 FM 337
2 FM 170
3 FM 455
4 TX 118
5 TX 16
6 FM 335
7 TX 35
8 FM 4
9 FM 1431
10 Willow City Loop

TOP 5 State Highway

1 TX 16
2 TX 35
3 TX 114
4 TX 118
5 TX 87


Regional Bests

 

TOP 5 ROAD Big Bend Country Region

1 FM 170
2 TX 118
3 US 17
4 Chisos Basin Rd
5 US 385

TOP 5 ROAD Gulf Coast Region

1 TX 35
2 TX 87
3 FM 3005
4 TX 361
5 TX 149

TOP 5 ROAD Hill Country Region

1 FM 337
2 FM 335
3 FM 336
4 TX 16
5 FM 1431

TOP 5 ROAD Panhandle Plains Region

1 TX 207
2 Park Road 5, Palo Duro Canyon State Park
3 FM 656
4 FM 94
5 TX 114

TOP 5 ROAD Piney Woods Region

1 FM 729
2 TX 87
3 FM 315
4 TX 21
5 US 96

TOP 5 ROADS Prairies & Lakes Region

1 FM 4
2 FM 455
3 FM 697
4 FM 390
5 FM 373

TOP 5 ROADS South Texas Plains Region

1 US 83
2 RR 334
3 US 281
4 TX 16
5 TX 285


Roads Rated by Special Features

 

BEST ROAD NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT

1 FM 697
2 FM 4
3 TX 16
4 TX 349
5 FM 674
6 FM 473
7 RR 1050
8 RR 12
9 TX 163
10 TX 59

BEST MOUNTAIN ROAD

1 FM/RR 337
2 TX 118
3 US 550 CO
4 TX 166
5 Talimena Scenic Drive OK to AR
6 US 212 (Beartooth Pass) MT
7 TX 17
8 FM 170
9 Blue Ridge Pkwy VA
10 FM 335

BEST ROAD THROUGH A FOREST

1 TX 149
2 TX 87
3 PR 1
4 TX 21
5 US 69
6 TX 7
7 Blue Ridge Pkwy VA NC
8 FM 2025
9 FM 139
10 US 287

BEST UNPAVED ROAD

1 River Road in Big Bend National Park
2 RR 2810 (Pinto Canyon Road)
3 Salt Flat Rd
4 CR 172
5 TX 87 (Hurricane damaged section)
6 Upper Canyon Rd (Mexico)
7 Hickory Creek Rd
8 Althaus-Davis Rd
9 Colorado Bend State Park Road
10 Old Maverick Rd Big Bend Nat Park

ROAD MOST POLICED

1 IH 10
2 IH 35
3 IH 45
4 US 59
5 TX 80
6 US 380
7 US 287
8 US 75
9 US 77
10 US 281

BEST ROAD ALONG A RIVER

1 FM 170
2 River Road (Gruene)
3 TX 39
4 TX 16
5 FM 335
6 FM 4
7 FM 1340
8 TX 163
9 FM 152
10 FM 674

BEST COASTAL ROAD

1 PCH (CA 1) CA
2 TX 87
3 FM 3005
4 TX 35
5 Seawall Blvd
6 Padre Blvd
7 TX 361
8 US 90 MS
9 Ocean Dr
10 US 101 OR

BEST PLAINS ROAD

1 US 90
2 US 87
3 FM 4
4 TX 207
5 TX 214
6 TX 16
7 TX 163
8 US 83
9 US 84
10 US 380 NM

TOP 10 ROAD In a Park

1 PR 4, Inks Lake State Park
2 PR 1, Bastrop State Park
3 Chisos Basin Rd, Big Bend National Park
4 PR 5, Palo Duro Canyon State Park
5 Maxwell Drive, Big Bend National Park
6 PR 100, South Padre Island
7 PR 33, Possum Kingdom State Park
8 US 385, Big Bend National Park
9 AR-74, Devil’s Den State Park AR
10 PR 1, Ouachita National Forest AR

TOP 5 ROAD For Fall Colors

1 FM 337
2 FM 187
3 FM 4
4 Talimena Scenic Drive OK to AR
5 FM 373

TOP 10 ROAD For Scenic Beauty

1 FM 337
2 FM 170
3 FM 335
4 FM 1431
5 Willow City Loop
6 FM 336
7 TX 118
8 FM 4
9 TX 16
10 TX 21

TOP 10 ROAD For Wildflowers

1 Willow City Loop
2 US 290
3 TX 16
4 FM 390
5 US 69
6 FM 105
7 FM 1323
8 FM 337
9 FM 4
10 US 281


Roads Outside Texas

 

TOP 10 ROAD Outside Texas

1 US 129 Deals Gap, NC
2 Talimena Scenic Drive OK, AR
3 US 550 CO
4 Blue Ridge Parkway NC, VA
5 Pacific Coast Highway CA
6 Natchez Trace AL, TN
7 Arkansas Highway 7
8 New Mexico 244
9 US 285 CO
10 US 441 NC, TN

 

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