It’s a great big country out there, and do you want to know what’s sad about that? So many people will go their entire lives without venturing outside their comfort zones. Think of it. Think of how many people will never set foot in a place like Yosemite their entire lives. It’s heartbreaking, particularly if you’re an avid traveller…
But here’s the thing. If you want to see this great, beautiful country of ours, you don’t need to rough it. Instead, you can pack the family into a reliable automobile and set out on the open road. Of course, most of those roads aren’t really worth the trip, but some of them are!
On this list, we’ve collected some of the greatest road trips in the entire country. Each one offers the willing traveller the chance to experience the greatness that America has to offer. On these road trips, you can see why everyone raves about life along the California coastline, or you can experience firsthand how Montana got the nickname “Big Sky Country”.
At any rate, if you’re feeling a road trip coming on, then why not check out this list? We guarantee you that these are the 14 best United States road trips that any traveller can take!
1. Mohawk Trail
Winding its way through Massachusetts, the Mohawk Trail is where you want to go for your Autumn leaf peeping.
2. Peak to Peak Highway
This Colorado road trip will give you a taste of what makes the Rocky Mountain so enticing, and it might be greatly aided by the local herbs…
3. Tunnel of Trees
It’s one of the shortest road trips on the list, but you won’t care while looking at the trees and foliage that literally create a tunnel over the road.
4. Maui Hana Highway
When you take this nearly 40-mile road trip, you’ll discover exactly why people refer to Hawaii as a paradise.
5. Blue Ridge Parkway
This nearly 500 mile journey between North Carolina and Virginia will give you the opportunity to experience the beautiful landscape of the area.
6. Glen Highway
For many Americans, Alaska is the mysterious state to the north. A trip down this highway will demystify it for you!
7. New Mexico’s High Road
Let them take the low road while you take the high road! This amazing stretch of road will give you a view of New Mexico like no other.
8. Olympic Loop Peninsula
Washington is one the most gorgeous states in the country, and this road trip gives you the chance to experience it at its very best!
9. Highway 12 In Utah
Utah is perhaps the most visually arresting state in the entire country, and Highway 12 takes you right through the heart of it!
10. The Florida Keys
Extending off the southern tip of Florida, Highway 1 takes travellers through the keys, introducing them to the life that Jimmy Buffet sings about!
11. Park Loop Road
This 27-mile stretch of road in Maine will give you the chance to take in the beautiful scenery of Arcadia National Park.
12. Going-to-the-Sun Road
Montana is big sky country, and you’ll feel like you’re up in the sky while traversing this 52-mile stretch of cliff-side road.
13. Delaware River Loop
Get your history and enjoy the scenic views while taking this 80-mile trek around the Delaware River and Kittatinny Ridge.
14. The Pacific Coast Highway
This is the granddaddy of United States road trips, taking you up the full length of California’s coastline. It’s not to be skipped by anyone!