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64   in Texas Texas60 Miles

By Dan Gerous
on January 1, 2007

2.5out of 5

4 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start at the Quiet Valley Ranch south of Kerrville on TX 16. Go north to FM2771 and turn right (east), follow FM2771 to TX 173. Turn right (south) on TX 173 and go not more than one mile to Center Point River Road and turn left (east). Watch for the sign. Follow the River Road to Center Point. The burger/bar/aviary joint (Back Door Pottery) on the right, as you come into civilization, is a fun stop. Anyone of the next three lefts will take you to TX 27, turn right and go east to Comfort. As you come into town watch left for FM 473. Turn left (east) on FM473 and follow it until the good asphalt ends. FM473 will turn hard right but the route continues STRAIGHT (north) onto Old #9. Follow Old #9 until you pass Grapetown settlement, then watch for Luckenbach-Grapetown Road to the right as you come up the hill out of Grapetown. When you find Luckenbach-Grapetown Road, take a right (east) and take it all the way till it T's into Luckenbach Road at which point you will take a right (southeast) and head into the route's end point - Luckenbach, TX.

Scenery

Route follows Turtle Creek to the Guadalupe River. Then along the Guadalupe to Comfort. Then up Block Creek to the headwaters of Grape Creek and right/ east downstream to Luckenbach.

Expect to see what one normally sees when following old roads along drainages, tree tunnels and low water crossings, fields and pastures. There are no vast purple mountain vistas, just interesting stuff up close and personal. This is ranch country, there are several historic scenes and stops. Watch for the markers. Be ready for exotic and native wildlife of all kinds.

Road Quality

All paved, smooth single lane road with winding roads and some fairly nice turns and inclines. Keep in mind there is almost no shoulders and limited pull offs for camera ops.



Local Cemetery, Mr H's Homestead

Roadside Amenities

Food and gas are available in Centerpoint and Comfort. These are paved old settlement wagon roads and there are numerous historic markers and several historic sites along the route, ie: Center Point Cemetary, the railroad tunnel/ bat sanctuary, Lavender Ranch, Grapetown, Luckenbach. There are unique junque shops in Center Point and numerous art and antique shops in Comfort.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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By Guest
on July 16, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

1.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006 HD

Motorcycle Make Sportster 1200

Motorcycle Type Sport

This is a very nice peaceful run. Alot of old farm homes to see. Roads are in good conditions,

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By Guest
on March 24, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Nice Ride Spring Break March 2010

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on June 2, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

From Kerville to Comfort is quite boring, however, once on 473 it gets real nice. If you go on during the sun set make sure to check out the bat tunnel show. Be aware that the Grapetown rd. street sign is not there anymore so once you pass Grapetown school rd. the next one is where you turn right. The "T" intercection is hwy 1376.
Happy trails!

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By Guest
on February 22, 2009 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Touring

Great ride!! Loved Old #9! Thanks

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