Traveling the Scenic Roads and Byways of America

On the road to the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal ParkOn U.S. 163 headed to the Monument Valley in Utah

We've traveled thousands of miles over hundreds of roads in virtually every state in the United States and several provinces in Canada.

Our journeys have taken us from Key West to Maine, from New York to California, from Arizona to Oregon, and Texas to Banff and Lake Louise. And many byways and back roads in between!

It's hard to pick the best, the most scenic, the one with the least traffic, or the most historic ... but here is a list of our favorites ... they might be the perfect road trip for you!

Popular Byways and Parkways Across America

Listed below are some of the more popular road trips we have taken, and that our viewers have said they enjoyed.

 

More Travel and Vacation Options

 

 

Road Trip Ideas and Destinations by State

Do you need more road trip ideas? We have personally driven most of the following roads ... reviews and photos coming soon!

State Scenic Highway or Byway
Alaska Seward Highway
Arizona Globe to Show Low
Arkansas Arkansas Highway 7
Arkansas & Oklahoma Talimena Scenic Byway
California to Illinois Route 66: The Mother Road
California Pacific Coast Highway
California Rim of the World Scenic Byway
California 17-Mile Drive
California Tioga Road
Colorado San Juan Skyway
Colorado Trail Ridge Road
Florida Overseas Highway - U.S. Highway 1 - Miami to Key West
Florida Tamiami Trail in the Everglades
Hawaii Road to Hana
Idaho Salmon River Scenic Route
Mississippi to Tennessee Natchez Trace Parkway
Montana Going to the Sun Road
Montana & Wyoming Beartooth Highway
Nevada Red Rock Canyon Loop Drive
Nevada U.S. Highway 50: Loneliest Road in America
North Carolina & Virginia Blue Ridge Parkway
New Mexico High Road to Taos
New Mexico Turquoise Trail
North to South in the U.S. Road to Nowhere - U.S. 83
North to South in the U.S. Great River Road
Ohio Covered Bridge Scenic Highway
Oregon Columbia River Gorge Drive
Rhode Island Ocean Drive in Newport
Utah Burr Trail Scenic Backway
Utah Colorado River Scenic Byway
Utah Cottonwood Canyon Road
Utah Moki Dugway
Utah Monument Valley 17-Mile Road
Utah Utah Scenic Byway 12
Virginia George Washington Memorial Parkway
Virginia Skyline Drive

 

Popular National Parks in America

Yellowstone National Park

 

Yosemite National Park in California

 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park in NC and TN

 

Scenic lake on the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park in MontanaScenic lake on the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park in Montana

Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona

 

Acadia National Park in Maine

 

Zion National Park in Utah

 

Olympic National Park in Washington

 

Banff National Park in Alberta

 

Arches National Park in Utah

 

Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

 

Glacier National Park in Montana

 

Death Valley National Park in California

 

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah

 

Saguaro National Park in Arizona

 

Mount Rainier National Park in Washington

 

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Utah - in the Four Corners area, on the Utah-Arizona border. Operated by the Navajo Nation

Popular Travel Destinations in America

Stone figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln carved in the rock on Mount RushmoreStone figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln carved in the rock on Mount Rushmore

Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

Mount Rushmore Memorial in South Dakota

 

Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park in Maine

 

San Diego, California

 

Tucson, Arizona

 

Banff, Alberta

 

Victoria, British Columbia

 

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Ocracoke in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

 

Travel to Utah

 

San Juan Capistrano in California

 

Destin, Florida

 

Northeast USA Road Trip

 

Green Bay Wisconsin and Lambeau Field

Photo Highlights from Favorite Road Trips Across America

Dozens of bison grazing on the grasslands at Yellowstone National Park
Dozens of bison grazing on the grasslands at Yellowstone National Park

Montana's Beartooth Highway, overlooking a scenic valley
Montana's Beartooth Highway, overlooking a scenic valley

Driving the dirt and gravel section of the Burr Trail in Utah, experiencing some washboarding, on the way to the switchbacks
Driving the dirt and gravel section of the Burr Trail, heading to the switchbacks

Dust storm winds send sand blowing across the road in Death Valley National Park in California
Dust storm winds send sand blowing across the road in Death Valley National Park



Steep incline along the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park

Tunnel along one of our favorite travel destinations, the Blue Ridge Parkway
Vista along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Those magical red roads at Zion National Park in southern Utah
Those magical red roads at Zion National Park

Overlooking the 17-mile dirt road at Monument Valley in Utah
Entrance sign at the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Quiet country road north of Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country
Bluebonnets blooming on a quiet country road north of Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Countr


 

Abandoned railroad in a field of yellow flowers near Big Bend National Park in Texas
Abandoned railroad in a field of yellow flowers near Big Bend National Park in Texas

Scenic Highway 12 in southern Utah near Boulder and Escalante
Scenic Highway 12 in southern Utah near Boulder and Escalante

Pacific Coast Highway along the Pacific Ocean in California
Pacific Coast Highway along the Pacific Ocean in California

Custer State Park Road in South Dakota
Custer State Park Road in South Dakota

 

 

Historic Route 66 right-of-way in Glenrio, Texas
Historic Route 66 right-of-way in Glenrio, Texas


Sitgreaves Pass on Route 66, elevation 3,550 feet, between Cool Springs and Oatman, Arizona
Sitgreaves Pass on Route 66, elevation 3,550 feet, between Cool Springs and Oatman, Arizona