There’s no doubt that the best way to see America is on a road trip. Where the adventure lies not only in the destination, but on the road there with miles of eye-popping views and places to pull over to gawk, for a selfie, or a short hike. 

Skyline Drive, Virginia

The Skyline Drive catches the baton at the end of the Blue Ridge Parkway and runs through the entire 105-mile length of the Shenandoah Valley National Park on the crest of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Independence Pass, Colorado

At 12,095ft., Independence Pass is the highest paved mountain pass in Colorado. It is one of the most spectacular drives in the US passing clear rivers, beautiful valleys, steep peaks, and extensive aspen forests. 

Kancamagus Scenic Highway, New Hampshire

No USA scenic drive list can be complete without mention of one of the most beautiful drives to experience Fall foliage: The Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire. 

Highway 12 Scenic Drive, Utah

Hwy 12 has pretty much earned the title of the most colorful of the nation’s 31 All-American Roads. 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 

Spanning 363 miles along the Oregon Coast, Highway 101 is an All American Road that deserves at least a section of it to be experienced as a scenic drive. It’s hard to say which section as most of it hugs the coastline and offers endless scenic views.

Blue Ridge Parkway, NC – VA

The Blue Ridge Parkway travels 469 miles through the North Carolina mountains and finishes at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. It also gives you easy access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.