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US-90 between San Antonio and Van Horn, Texas
« on: March 18, 2021, 01:02:37 PM »

As one of those post-Covid get-out-of-the-damn-house road trips, I'm thinking about driving south to San Antonio, then taking US-90 from San Antonio to Van Horn before returning to DFW on I-10. I'm targeting this trip for just after Memorial Day. Am I setting myself up for dull, boring, and how many Audible books do I have pre-downloaded for this trip?
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Re: US-90 between San Antonio and Van Horn, Texas
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 01:18:46 PM »

Except for Marfa and (to a much lesser extent) Del Rio, that sounds about right.

Do you have time for a side trip to Big Bend National Park? About two hours round-trip detour from US 90, plus whatever time you spend exploring the park.
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Re: US-90 between San Antonio and Van Horn, Texas
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 01:52:12 PM »

I haven't been there, but isn't Alpine a town worth stopping in for a bit?

Also, the stretch from San Antonio to Del Rio at least has enough traffic to keep a driver alert, right?
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Re: US-90 between San Antonio and Van Horn, Texas
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2021, 02:20:52 PM »



I haven't been there, but isn't Alpine a town worth stopping in for a bit?


It's a place where you can spend the night, but not a place of any note.

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Re: US-90 between San Antonio and Van Horn, Texas
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2021, 05:04:12 PM »

I went that way once but generally we take Us 290 to I 10  much more scenic.  The pecos bridge is cool  Get to Big Bend and/or Fort Davis.  heck just do that as a loop from home.
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Re: US-90 between San Antonio and Van Horn, Texas
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2021, 06:06:39 PM »

Seminole Canyon SP is definitely worth a night if you like camping in the dry steppe/desert. Native petroglyphs and spectacular rock formations too.
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Re: US-90 between San Antonio and Van Horn, Texas
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2021, 07:41:47 PM »

Seminole Canyon SP is definitely worth a night if you like camping in the dry steppe/desert. Native petroglyphs and spectacular rock formations too.

Dang, how did I not know about that place till now?  Thanks!
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Re: US-90 between San Antonio and Van Horn, Texas
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2021, 10:09:58 PM »

Certainly more fun than I-10, especially if you detour to Big Bend National Park. 
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Re: US-90 between San Antonio and Van Horn, Texas
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2021, 01:02:36 PM »

This is being postponed until September.
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Re: US-90 between San Antonio and Van Horn, Texas
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2021, 03:00:29 PM »

You can check out Judge Roy Bean's saloon and seat of justice.
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