Some of the most picturesque roads in the United States are just waiting to be explored on your next epic road trip. As you drive along these highways and side roads, you will enjoy breathtaking scenery with plenty of twists and turns during the ride.
Here are a few impressive roads you can take on your next trip!
Beartooth Highway, Montana
Start in Montana with the Beartooth Highway for your scenic drive bucket list. The 68-mile high-altitude highway takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country and passes some of Montana's highest peaks.
You will be mesmerized by this route's natural beauty, from alpine forests to prairies blooming with wildflowers. The Beartooth Highway is a spectacular entry point to Yellowstone National Park.
It takes at least two hours to drive along the scenic route, but a full day is possible if you stop for hikes and sightseeing. This spectacular route is only open from late May to mid-October.
Hana Highway, Maui
The Road to Hana in Hawaii is a must-do if you love beautiful landscapes. Maui's 52-mile road passes through rain forests, waterfalls, and bamboo forests.
Often taking more than two and a half hours to cover, the miles between Kahului and Hana wind along steep cliffs covered in flowering mango trees.
On the way, be sure to stop at one of the many black-sand beaches! You will be able to proudly wear one of the T-shirts for sale that reads: "I survived the road to Hana."
From Zion National Park to Grand Canyon
A Southwestern itinerary is perfect for those who want to explore as many national parks as possible in one trip. By taking a road trip through Utah and Arizona, you will be able to see some of the region's most beautiful sights.
The roads are in excellent condition, and you can easily branch off to create your own route as you go along.
Take a raft ride down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, hike up to Angel's Landing in Zion, or get a sense of scale under Arches National Park's namesake landmark. You'll be amazed by the multitude of orange hues of the rock formations typical of this region of the Southwestern United States.
Pacific Coast Highway From California to Oregon
Consider driving the Pacific Coast Highway from California to Oregon for a more extended road trip. It offers breathtaking ocean views and the opportunity to explore many points of interest along the way.
It takes about 12 hours to complete the trip, but you can easily spread it over two or more days. Plan to stop at the picturesque town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the breathtaking Big Sur coastline, and the majestic redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument.
Blue Ridge Parkway, The Carolinas (North and South) and Virginia
The nearly 500-mile Blue Ridge Parkway through the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks was built to allow travelers to experience the beauty of the Appalachian mountain range.
Stunning rolling hills in the fall, lush forests in the summer, and ski resorts in the winter make it a great road trip year-round.
Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles
Over 2,000 miles of nostalgia await you on Route 66, probably the most famous road in the world. This route has inspired many songs, television shows, books, and movies.
Visitors from all over the world come to travel this legendary highway, stay in vintage motels, marvel at quirky roadside attractions and eat American food. For some travelers, a trip on Route 66 is the ultimate symbol of America.
U.S. 1, Florida Keys
If you're looking for a vacation paradise, try the Keys in Florida. These islands are known for their idyllic beaches and clear blue waters. A road trip from Miami to Key West is an excellent way to discover the Florida Keys. You'll follow the Overseas Highway, a 113-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 1 that spans the coral and limestone islands of the Keys and connects the Florida mainland to Key West.
Follow this route to Key West to see the best sights, eat delicious food and experience some of the region's signature adventures. Snorkel in Key Largo, take in the seductive sunsets in Key West, and unwind on the lovely beaches of Bahia Honda State Park!
Unforgettable Road trips
What are you waiting for? These roads are waiting for you! Pack your bags and make plans for a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Remember to take plenty of photos along the way to remember all the great moments.
Be sure to contact a soNomad agent about travel insurance for the U.S. when planning your American dream road trip. Always make sure you have travel insurance before you leave.