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Texas State #17 Highway Guide

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Texas Highway #17.

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0.1
Junction Interstate 10. - Photo # 17 highway sign
West to El Paso Texas,east to Fort Stockton, Texas.
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0.1
Junction of Highway #17 North and South.

2.4
3.9
Community of Balmorhea, Texas.
Population 527.
2.9
4.7
Junction Roadway #2903.

6.8
10.9
Access to Balmorhea Lake Wildlife Viewing Area.
East of highway. East to Balmorhea State Park & Campground. Facilities include restrooms with showers; campsites with a shade shelter, water, and electricity; pull-through campsites with water, electricity, and cable TV hookups.
7.0
11.3
Community of Toyahvale, Texas
Main Attractions are : Balmorhea State Park, San Solomon Springs and The Toyahvale Desert Oasis.
7.0
11.3
Junction Highway #3078.

7.3
11.8
Point of interest.
Crossing Madera Channel.
9.9
16.0
Point of interest.
Northern boundary of Jeff Davis County, Texas.
11.0
17.7
View from highway.

12.2
19.7
View from highway.

12.3
19.8
Roadside turnout.
West side of highway - Small turnout.
13.7
22.1
Junction Ranch Road #1832.

20.3
32.6
View from highway.

20.7
33.3
View from highway.

23.1
37.2
View from highway.

25.8
41.5
Point of interest.
Wild Rose Pass.
27.5
44.3
Texas State Picnic Area.
West side of highway - Picnic tables, no toilets.
28.1
45.3
View from highway.

29.7
47.8
Roadside turnout.
West side of highway - Picnic tables, barbeque area.
30.1
48.5
View from highway.

37.1
59.7
Roadside turnout.
Both sides of highway - Historical marker on West side.
37.6
60.5
Junction Highway #118.
West to Davis Mountain State Park Campground. Restrooms with showers; campsites with water; campsites with water, electricity, sewer, and cable TV connection; a group picnic area with tables, West to McDonald Observatory.
37.6
60.5
Community of Fort Davis, Texas.
Attraction in and around Fort Davis: The Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute and Fort Davis National Historic Site's Visitor Center - Overland Trail Museum - Blue Mountain Vineyard.
37.8
60.8

Note: At this point Highway 17 is also known as the Texas Mountain Trail scenic route.
38.1
61.3
Access to Fort Davis National Historic Site. - Photo Fort Davis highway sign
West of highway. One of America's still existing example of a frontier military post in the southwest during the Indian Wars is Fort Davis.
38.1
61.3
Fort Davis National Historic Site.
Looking west at Fort Davis National Historic Site.
39.5
63.6
Fort Davis, Texas Business Area.
Access to Overland Train Museum (2 blocks West of highway).
39.6
63.7
Access to RV Park & Campground.

39.8
64.0
Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce.
East side of highway.
39.9
64.2
Junction Highway #118 South.
South to community of Alpine, Texas. Alpine Texas attractions: Museum of the Big Bend, Historic Downtown, Alpine's historic buildings date back to the late 1800's and early 1900'. Other attractions - Woodward Agate Ranch, Sul Ross State University. Kokernot Field and Park, picnic facilities.
42.1
67.8
Junction Highway #166.
West to Davis Mountains State Park & Campground. West 39 miles to community of Valentine, Texas.
50.8
81.8
Roadside turnout.
Both sides of highway - Paved, no services.
52.1
83.8
Point of interest.
Northern boundary of Presidio County, Texas.
56.5
91.0
Access to Marfa Airport.
West side of highway.
58.3
93.8
Point of interest.
Crossing Alamito Creek.
60.0
96.6
City of Marfa, Texas.
Population 2121. Attractions in Marfa: Marfa Lights - Marfa Presidio County Museum - Presidio County Courthouse - El Paisano Hotel - Fort D.A. Russell.
60.5
97.4
Business Area of Marfa, Texas.

60.6
97.6
Junction Highways #67 & #90.
East to city of Alpine, Texas.
60.7
97.7
Start / Finish of Travel Guide.
For travel south via U.S. highway # 67 see Milebymile.com - Texas Highway Travel Guide U. S. Highway #67 Marfa to Presido, Texas. - Se