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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Scenic Drives around Fredericksburg, Texas

The Texas hill country views around Fredericksburg this time of year are many.

After visiting the town, we headed 18 miles north on RR 965 to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. As it was getting late in the day, we caught a glimpse of the big rock and all the flowers, then took the Willow City Loop (take SR 16 to RR 1323, then right onto the loop. This winding 13 mile drive is on a private ranch road, and has the most stunning views we have seen in central Texas.
Many wildflowers, including Indian blankets and bluebonnets, were still in full bloom. Portions of the road has wandering cattle and narrow one-lane bridges, so be aware and take your time. At one point, we saw some deer jump a fence and then high tail it as our vehicle came close. The prime time to drive is from March-early May to see all the wildflowers, but anytime is a good time to see.

Posted by Carl Burnham at 2:07 PM
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