Texas Turns, Turns, & More Turns + ADD NEW ROUTE
26 in Texas Texas63 Miles
By Steel Horse Rider
on July 1, 2009
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The route starts in Mckinney at the intersection of 75 and 380. Go east on 380 and turn left on to W New Hope Road (1827). In Altoga go straight thru a 4-way onto 470 (do not turn left). From 470 turn left onto 1377 at the stop sign. From 1377, turn right onto 545 and go into Blue Ridge. In Blue Ridge, turn left at the stop sign onto Bus 78 and then after 1/2 mile, turn right onto 981 just before the cemetery. Follow 981 until it turns into 1562 to Celeste. Turn right onto 69 in Celeste and just as you come out of town turn left onto 272 (just before the Audie Murphy marker on the right). Follow 272 to Hickory Creek (a crossroads with a couple of houses), turn right onto 816 East at the four way intersection. Follow 816 into Wolf City and in the center of town turn left onto 34 at the light. From 34 turn left onto 217 toward Bonham. 271 takes you all the way to Bonham State Park. In Gober, be sure to turn right just before the historical marker sign to stay on 217. From Bonham State Park you can go onto Bonham .
On this road you will see rural Texas country homes, ranches and farmland. Highway 271 yields expansive views from atop a ridge line. Celeste has an historical marker for Audie Murphy just past the corner of 69 and 272. Bonham State Park is a beautiful and a scenic place to picnic. Notes: This is my favorite route to get away from hectic city life and relax. Road 470 is a little tree lined road worth the extra complication. Be careful in Wolfe City - they have more cops than residents. For an extra stop with Texas prairie scenery, stop at Parkhill Prairie, 2 miles south of highway 981 on CR 669 and 668 just before Lane, Texas.
For being as flat as it is, Texas has some of the best twists and turns. There are sweepers, sharp 90 degree corners, and blind decreasing radius S curves on this route.
Blue Ridge has the Cattleman's Cafe on the square. Celeste has gas but after that it's very rural. Wolfe City has a gas station and a small cafe. Bonham has all the usual amenities.
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