Scenic Drives & RoadTrip Resources
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Little Town Near a Big Mountain
In the shadow of Mt. McKinley, Talkeetna is a center for outdoor enthusiasts.
The Most Boring Highway in America?
RoadTrip Into Arizona's Past
Oatman to Williams with Bob Schaller on the Screaming Yellow Streak
Along Arizona's eastern ridge—a scenic drive on "America's Twistiest Highway."
Day trip from Las Vegas to the old mining town of Chloride and its famous murals
Avenue of the Giants
Los Angeles to the Sierra Nevadas, Death Valley, Las Vegas and Back!
A visit to the Carrizo Gorge at the southern end of Anza-Borrego State Park
California Highway 49 brings Mother Lode history to life
2005 Wildflowers in Antelope Valley
Death Valley National Park
Shopping & dining in historic surroundings
Mojave National Preserve
Ride along with Bob Schaller on the historic C&T between Antonito, Colorado, and Chama, New Mexico
The views are actually priceless
Colorado's new National Park on US Highway 50 offers vertigo-inducing views and stunning scenery
If you thrill to vintage trains and snow-capped peaks, this is the journey for you!
Georgia's prennially favorite roadside wonder
More than Just Graceland: Travel with music historian Scott Stanton in search of the birthplace of the blues
in Glacier National Park
Pioche, Ely, Baker, and Great Basin National Park
A drive through the Tikaboo Valley and a visit to the Lille A'Le'Inn in Rachel
Las Vegas to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Near the corner of Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey along the Delaware River is a section of Hwy 97 called the Hawk's Nest. Its storybook-perfect curvy road has been featured in numerous auto commercials over the years. Recalling the beauty of the drive, RoadTrip America Contributing Writer Ruth Mormon wrote "This is one of the prettiest roadways I have ever seen."
The misty vistas and rhododendron-covered hillsides Smoky Mountains National Park attract more visitors than any other national park in the country. Crowded? Yes. But a day spent traveling the Newfound Gap Road, even in high summer, offers nothing but beautiful, green forest solitude.
On the road with Tiki expert James Teitelbaum to the Camelot Resort
Kayaking road trip near Menard
South from to Rockport and Port Aransas on the Gulf coast.
Scenic loop through the La Sal Mountains, in eastern Utah
A Road Trip into Nine-Mile Canyon
Three-day road trip from Las Vegas
A drive to Dawson City with adventure driver Garry Sowerby
RoadTrip Resources on the Web
Outstanding routes for autumn treks.
Highlights drives in 30 states that have been designated as Scenic Byways by the Federal Highway Administration. Wonderful photos and great ideas here!
The BLM oversees 69 National Back Country Byways and nearly 262 million acres of land in the western states. This site is packed with enticing off-the-beaten-path info.
manages 463 lakes around the US. Their locations are top notch, and their campgrounds are beautifully designed and maintained.
This site offers excellent gateway maps and resources for scenic drives and camping.
Reserve America, now owned by Ticketmaster, handles reservations for 140,00 campsites in 44 states.
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There is no substitute for a paper map. They never run out of juice, they don't need wifi, and they work even when wet.
Helpful info for planning your next road trip!