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

 

Events

$45

Texas Spyders in the Hills

October 18 - October 19

Spyders in the Hills Homecoming! When your favorite Texas Spyder rally was born, it was first held in Kerrville, TX, about 35 miles from Boerne, where it has been for the last several years.  Although Boerne was wonderful to your Team Texas, we have outgrown the venue (among other conflicts) and had to look for other opportunities.  The new venue is amazing, and will be a great place for us to have our Spyder fun! …
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$15 – $35

It’s All Going To The Dogs

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

ANIMAL ANGELS DOG AND HORSE RESCUE RANCH IS HAVING ITS, 1st ANNUAL, IT’ ALL GOING TO THE DOGS CHARITY MOTORCYCLE RIDE (ALL BIKES WELCOME). We will be having a 150 mile pavement Ride through rural jack and surrounding Counties with plenty of fuel stops, to accommodate any tank size. After the ride we will have Post Ride event Starting at 3 pm. INCLUDING an AWESOME BBQ meal with all the fixins.( meal is included for…
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$15 – $35

IT’S ALL GOING TO THE DOGS

October 19 @ 10:11 am - 10:22 pm

ANIMAL ANGELS DOG AND HORSE RESCUE RANCH IS HAVING ITS, 1st ANNUAL, IT’ ALL GOING TO THE DOGS CHARITY MOTORCYCLE RIDE (ALL BIKES WELCOME). Animal Angels Dog and Horse Rescue Ranch: MISSION is to enrich the lives of our animal friends who may be without shelter, food, care or love. We commit to assist these needy, regardless of age, natural beauty or condition, and find them temporary or permanent homes. All resources obtained by ANIMAL…
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$5.00 – $25.00

Cruisin’ for Tannah

October 26 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Come join us on October 26, 2019, in Tolar, TX. If it Rolls it Goes! Fundraising cruise for Bluff Dale Senior Tannah Bernstein. Tannah is one of 10 girls chosen to represent the USA in Spain next summer playing on the America’s Volleyball Team. Due to college recruiting rules, the cost of the trip must be from donations and fundraisers. To join in on the cruise, email or call Misty at mistybernstein@gmail.com or 254-258-9867! The…
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$40.00 – $300.00

Blowout’s Lone Star Campground and Biker Bash

October 30 - November 3

We are the ONLY 21 and over Campground and Biker Bash during the Lone Star Rally .. We have a limited amount of sites with 30 amp power, so reserve your’s early. Live Music every evening… Vendors, Bike Games, Adult Stage contest… Bike Show …. Tent camping on grass…Covered Tent Camping .. Self Contained RV and Electric RV sites… Pre-register and you can come in Wednesday, October 30, after 3pm../ Anyone is welcome to come…
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