This Natural Wonders Road Trip Will Show You Texas Like You've Never Seen It Before
By Katie Lawrence|Updated on February 02, 2023(Originally published January 28, 2023)
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
It’s time for another road trip, y’all! This one is definitely long overdue since Texas is so full of beauty. But no worries, we’re gonna see it all, from the rushing waters of Gorman Falls to the towering mountains of Big Bend. The entire “best natural wonders in Texas” trip takes around 20 hours, so you’ll probably want to take a long weekend and spend the night in a few places – an easy and relatively cheap thing to do on this trip considering campgrounds are available at nearly every stop.
As usual, dear adventurers, a Google Map with detailed directions has been made for you. All you have to do is sit back, drive, and enjoy the beautiful scenery that our state has to offer. Happy road-tripping!
Who’s ready to hop in the car to check out some of these amazing wonders? Or, if you’ve been to any of them, which ones were your favorites? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!
What are some of the other best road trips in Texas?
Barbecue – it just wouldn't be Texas without a Barbecue Road Trip! The Lone Star State is famous for its savory barbecued meats so this adventure is a must for carnivores everywhere.
Hill Country – The Texas Hill Country region is among the most beautiful in the state. Embarking upon a Hill Country Road Trip will capture your imagination and titillate your senses.
Haunted Cemeteries – if you like exploring the paranormal, then this Haunted Cemeteries Road Trip. is for you. On it, you’ll enjoy a little ghostly fun as well as learn a lot about the state’s history.
Fall Foliage – Extending close to 700 miles, a Fall Foliage Road Trip in Central, West, and East Texas just can’t be beat. When the seasons change in this part of the state the colors are beyond breathtaking.