Secluded Desert Ride on Ranch Roads 163 & 189 + ADD NEW ROUTE
59 in Texas Texas170 Miles
By The Geezy Rider
on May 1, 2008
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Leave Del Rio on US 90W heading northwest out of town past Amistad Dam to Comstock, Texas. If you have a small tank (2.5-3 gals) you might want to gas up in Comstock. Heading north on Ranch Road 163 there is a minimum of scenery. You will cross over the Devils River bridge, (a good photo op) and then have to ford the Devil's River about five more times as it crosses directly over the road. Ranch Road 163 will fork (take the right fork onto Ranch road 189) which ends at US 277. Then take that back south (right turn to Del Rio).
Scenery is not the name of the game when I take this route. It is all about getting out there and blowing the cobwebs out. I sometimes ride this road without ever seeing another vehicle or darn few of them. It's about getting out away from all the everyday hustle and bustle. And in springtime and summer there is a plethora of wildflowers that are a joy to behold. There are a couple of nice curvy sections along the route but it is pretty much smooth straight cruising but spectacular scenery on this ride is practically nonexistent.
The road from Comstock is a narrow two lane road but smooth cruising with a few bumps here and there
Once again, you're taking this to get away from it all so naturally there are not really any amenities to take advantage of. There is gas and fair restaurants in Comstock. And gas, (Regular only) in Loma Alta on US-277.
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