According to truck drivers, these are the most scenic drives in the U.S.
For those who spend their days driving back and forth from state to state, finding beauty in the mundane is a must. Whether you’re traveling along the California coastline, amidst the autumn foliage in the Northeast, or anywhere in between, some of the most picturesque journeys in America are the ones you can experience while on a haul. Here we share the most beautiful highways and routes according to truck drivers who’ve seen most of them.
Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia and the Carolinas
The Blue Ridge Parkway is world-renowned for its unique biodiversity. Driving by the lower East Coast heading through the Carolinas and Virginia, you will find this breathtaking drive. Located through the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks, you will encounter a 1,243 feet long bridge that snakes around Grandfather Mountain in western North Carolina, known as The Linn Cove Viaduct.
Route 12, Utah
Utah is known for its beautiful landscapes, offering both rocks and forests. Route 12 is a 122 mile drive that goes through old pioneer towns and mesmerizing red rock structures towering from the ground. This path is officially designated as an All American Road due to its unique features that cannot be found anywhere else in the US. This drive offers you a fantastic view and unique natural land formations.
Colorado’s San Juan Byway
The San Juan Byway requires a full day of driving, yet truckers attest that it’s far from dull, and you’ll be wanting to make stops. This 233-mile circuit navigates through the San Juan National Forest, nestled among the towering 14,000-foot San Juan Mountains. Traveling on this highway feels like a journey through history, offering glimpses of Pueblo Indian ruins and the contemporary mountain towns of Telluride and Silverton. Truckers recommend considering a detour to one of their restaurants to savor a meal with a captivating view.
I-70 through Utah and Colorado
Starting in Utah, the I-70 showcases vast deserts, deep canyons, sheer cliffs, and distinctive rock formations that define the state’s topography. However, as you progress into Colorado, you’ll observe a transformation in the landscape. Upon entering the Rockies, you’ll be greeted by awe-inspiring mountain vistas.
Seward Highway, Alaska
The Seward Highway stands out as a favored spot for sightseeing due to its unique natural landmarks not found elsewhere in the country. From Beluga Point, you can witness mountains in the distance covered in mist and clouds. Further along the highway lies Turnagain Arm, a water passage renowned for wildlife observation along its stunning coastlines abundant with diverse wildlife. Moose Pass, situated in the captivating Alaskan countryside within Chugach National Forest, serves as a picturesque rest area.
I-64 in West Virginia
As you drive through the 189 miles of the I-64 in West Virginia, you will encounter sights and sounds of the Appalachian. The highway offers you overlooks of the magical valleys that look almost like a painting, especially during the fall when the trees are glowing with their color-changing leaves. This landscape provides a beautiful distraction during a long haul.
Bozeman to Big Sky, Montana
Big Sky is a well-known destination in Southwest Montana, situated midway between Bozeman and West Yellowstone. The route, stretching from the Big Sky Canyon amid the snow-covered mountains, provides a distinctive landscape. Transitioning from lush foliage to expansive snowy peaks, the journey offers a captivating and truly memorable sight.
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