Scenic Drives

Scenic drives in the United States offer up a wide variety of stunning views. Explore over one hundred articles, taking you through every state in the nation.

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Minnesota Scenic Drive: Edge of the Wilderness

Nature-lovers, take note: the Edge of the Wilderness will give you a taste of the North Woods you're sure to treasure for years to come. Learn more about this scenic drive in Minnesota.

Minnesota Scenic Drive: Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

Home to such diverse sites as St. Anthony Falls and an artistic rendering of a giant spoon capturing an enormous cherry, the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway is a unique urban journey. Learn more.

Minnesota Scenic Drives: Great River Road

The source of the mighty Mississippi River is a must-see and is on the Minnesota section of the Great River Road. And that's just the beginning of what you'll find along this drive. Learn more.

Colorado Scenic Drive: Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway

Paralleling a historic corridor to the West modern-day travelers on Colorado's Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway retrace the routes of pioneers Native Americans traders ranchers and miners. Learn more about this incredible journey.

Colorado Scenic Drive: Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

The Continental Divide and the country's highest-elevation community both lie along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway which cruises the mountaintops amid startling closeups of 14000-foot peaks. Discover more about this awe-inspiring scenic byway.

Colorado Scenic Drive: Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road

The highest continuous paved road in the United States the Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road offers stirring vistas at every overlook as it climbs through Rocky Mountain National Park. Learn more about this incredible drive.

Nevada Scenic Drives: The Las Vegas Strip

Nevada's Las Vegas Strip -- the most glittering, neon-lit drive in America -- explodes with visual delights as it leads past exotic and lavish casino resorts. Learn about all the must-see spots along this drive.

Nevada Scenic Drives: Lake Tahoe-Eastshore Drive

The eastern shore of America's highest alpine lake is the centerpiece of Nevada's Lake Tahoe-Eastshore Drive. This roadway offers an abundance of four-season recreation, from swimming in crystalline waters to skiing snowcapped peaks. Learn more.

Tennessee Scenic Drive: Cherohala Skyway

High above Tennessee's Tellico River the Cherohala Skyway overlooks dramatic mountain and woodland vistas. Plan a driving vacation through old Cherokee lands that gives you a view of the region from a mile up.

Kentucky Scenic Drives: Wilderness Road Heritage Highway

Tap your feet and take in the views on Kentucky's Wilderness Road Heritage Highway. This scenic route connects the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Musuem with state parks historic sites the town of Middlesboro and Cumberland Gap National Historic Par

Illinois Scenic Drives: Ohio River Scenic Byway

The Ohio River Scenic Byway's history is closely tied to the Ohio River, which it follows. The Underground Railroad had many stops along this byway. Find out more about this scenic byway.

Oregon Scenic Drives: Hells Canyon Scenic Byway

Hells Canyon Scenic Byway in Oregon is a feast for the senses and opens up endless opportunities for four-season recreation, both tranquil and thrilling. Learn about this awe-inspiring scenic drive.

Oregon Scenic Drive: Historic Columbia River Highway

Designed to offer incomparable views as it sweeps through the Columbia River Gorge, this engineering marvel -- the Historic Columbia River Highway -- is both a scenic byway and a historic landmark. Learn more.

Alaska Scenic Drive: Seward Highway

Linking Seward to Anchorage, Alaska's Seward Highway offers vistas of snowcapped mountains, shimmering fjords, alpine valleys, ice blue glaciers, and glimpses of wildlife, waterfalls, or wildflowers around every turn. Learn about this beautiful sceni

Washington Scenic Drives: Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway

The Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway offers an uncommon sightseeing journey complete with rugged cliffs sea stacks eagles whales and windy white beaches. Learn more about this incredible scenic drive along Washington's coast.

Oregon Scenic Drives: The McKenzie/Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

Black lava, white snow, blue lakes, green forests -- Oregon's McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway offers some of the most thrilling closeups of volcanoes in America. Learn about this vivid loop through two high mountain passes.

Oregon Scenic Drive: Outback Scenic Byway

Rambling through Oregon's backcountry, the Outback Scenic Byway attracts such diverse devotees as photographers, birdwatchers, hang gliders -- and drivers who long to escape the beaten path. Learn about the unique aspects of this drive.

Colorado Scenic Drive: Gold Belt Scenic Byway

Following historic railroad and stagecoach routes through the Rockies, Colorado's Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway leads to mining towns, world-class fossil sites, and memorable views of Pikes Peak. Learn about this scenic route.

Colorado Scenic Drive: Grand Mesa Scenic Byway

The Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway looks out over lakes, valleys, mountains, and forests from 11,000 feet above sea level. Lingering at scenic overlooks is the top pastime. Learn more about this incredible route.

Alaska Scenic Drives

Alaska scenic drives showcase the state's pristine frontier. Learn about Alaska scenic drives along Marine Highway, Glenn Highway, and Seward Highway.

Alaska Scenic Drive: Glenn Highway

Alaska's Glenn Highway provides passage to a land of native cultures and rugged landscapes as it winds its way from Anchorage toward mountains rivers and tundra. Discover more about this awesome drive.

Alabama Scenic Drives

Alabama scenic drives offer both natural beauty and a dose of history. Check out photos, highlights, and detailed maps for two of the best: Montgomery March Byway and Talladega Scenic Drive.

California Scenic Drives: Arroyo Seco Parkway

California's Arroyo Seco Parkway runs from Los Angeles to Pasadena. Learn what there is to do on this scenic drive, and see maps of it.

Indiana Scenic Drives: Ohio River Scenic Byway

Indiana's winding, hilly Ohio River Scenic Byway offers a pleasant escape from suburban concerns as it passes villages, well-kept barns, vineyards, and orchards. Learn more about this scenic byway.

Nebraska Scenic Drives: Western Trails Scenic and Historic Byway

The Western Trails Scenic and Historic Byway in the panhandle of Nebraska greets visitors with the stark beauty of the Plains and the history of the Old West. Learn more about this historic byway.