This is just a short list of we have found to be the most scenic drives on our multiple and extended road trips across the USA. We have personally experienced all but the last three of the USA scenic drives on this list. 

Skyline Drive, Virginia

Be prepared for endless viewpoints over the Shenandoah Valley, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Massanutten Mountain Range. Plan your drive well to incorporate hikes, picnic spots, best viewpoints, and lodges. 

Independence Pass, Colorado

This 32-mile scenic drive takes you over the Continental Divide and through the US’s highest incorporated city, Leadville, which is a whopping 10,152ft high. 

Kancamagus Scenic Highway, New Hampshire

This 34.5-mile Scenic Byway takes you through the White Mountain National Forest offering stunning views of the White Mountains, the Swift River, Sabbaday Falls, Lower Falls, and Rocky Gorge reaching just under 3,000 feet at its highest point. 

Highway 12 Scenic Drive, Utah

It connects U.S. 89 near Panguitch on the west with S.R. 24 near Torrey on the northeast winding 124 miles through some of the most diverse and ruggedly beautiful landscapes anywhere. 

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway 

The entire Pacific Coast Scenic Byway is included in our best USA road trip posts as it’s something worth savoring and lingering along on a multi-day trip. 

Blue Ridge Parkway, NC – VA

It’s a panoramic drive year round, but many flock here during Autumn for the spectacular Fall colors. The Blue Ridge Parkway is also an All American Road.