Starting in Fort Davis and continuing 75 miles around Hwy 166 and 118 is the Davis Mountains Scenic Loop. Taking approximately 1.5 hours to drive the loop begins and ends in the small town of Fort Davis.
One of the least crowded and most scenic drives in Texas the loop takes you around Mount Locke, Fowlkes, Madera Canyon, Sawtooth Mountain and other sites such as McDonald Observatory. The loop reaches its highest point at 6700 feet which, consequently, is the highest public highway in Texas. If you get the chance take the small detour down Hwy 17 toward Balmorhea, Texas to take in some of my favorite scenic views. Always be sure to gas up in Fort Davis, there is nothing around for miles.