Some of the most beautiful parts of Texas are the ones less explored. Traveling out to West Texas will almost always guarantee you views of the Lone Star State not seen by many, and the result will take your breath away. There's a scenic drive near El Paso that's well worth the extra miles, and it's the perfect way to take in all that the Lone Star State has to offer from a distance.

The Scenic Loop Drive starts on Texas 118 in Fort Davis, Texas, and continues for 75 miles.

Along the way, you'll pass places like Limpia Canyon, Mts. Locke, Madera Canyon, and more.

All of the "stops" along the way will offer something new and unique from the last. No wonder this is considered one of the most scenic drives in not only Texas but America!

The highest elevation you'll reach is nearly 6,700 feet, and by the end of the drive, you'll be back in Fort Davis on Texas 166.

If you're sensitive to elevation, be prepared, this is the highest public highway in Texas.

Mt. Livermore, Sawtooth Mountain, and Miter Peak are some of the other notable photo-worthy stops along the way.

Have those cameras ready, as you'll want to capture lots of creative shots along the way.

Your Instagram feeds will thank you.

You'll be amazed by how much of Texas you'll be able to take in after just 75 miles and one and a half hours.

Anyone eager to set out on the most peaceful and eye-candy filled drives might want to get their road trip playlists ready. The more songs you'll have to listen to along the way, the better.

The Scenic Loop Drive

Price: Free

Address: Fort Davis, TX

Why You Need To Go: You'll enjoy the most peaceful and beautiful drive of your life.

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