The Glen Rose Trail + ADD NEW ROUTE
56 in Texas Texas80 Miles
By TL Manning
on June 1, 2007
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Start in Glen Rose, take FM 56 south through Eulogy and Brazos Point. Then take Hwy 174 south to Morgan and continue to Meridian where you will pick up Hwy 6 heading west through the town of Iredel and onto Hico. In Hico take HWY 220 north to HWY 67 east thru Chalk Mountain and Glass then back to Glen Rose.
This is the TOP end of the Hill Country and believe me you will not be short on views and beautiful scenery. Be it either long or short distance. Several flat top buttes to view from the road and great hilly rides. Quaint small towns along the way. Do yourself a favor and take this ride in the springtime when the bluebonnets and Indian paint brush abound, you won't be disappointed.
The roads are wide, well maintained and very little traffic. Twists and turns abound to keep a seasoned rider happy and even a beginner could handle it just fine
If you are like us and feel less is more, then you'll definitely like this ride. There are gas stations in all the small towns, but very few restaraunts Except in Hico. However this will give you a chance to pack a lunch and take advantage of the great Texas rest stops of which there are plenty. Most offer wonderful views which you won't find sitting in a booth at a restaraunts Glen Rose and Hico are definitely the high points of interest to make your stops. Glen Rose is the county seat for Somervell County and the square is not only very quaint but has several points of historical interest, some very nice shops and don't miss the Pie Ladies just off the square, you can buy a slice to go. Hico is the reputed home town of Billie the Kid and has a great downtown area to walk around plus several restaurants and a wonderful chocolate shop where they make their own chocolate confections. Don't miss the Billie the Kid museum, a place for kids of all ages. Go on line and check out the town calendar, there is usually something of great interest going on most weekends.
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