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Mon May 3, 2021, 08:08 PM

Most enjoyable drives in the U.S.?

What routes give you the most pleasure? Not limited to interstates, but any secondary highway or any scenic route.


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Reply Most enjoyable drives in the U.S.? (Original post)
True Dough May 3 OP
samnsara May 3 #1
randr May 3 #2
spooky3 May 3 #3
Lochloosa May 3 #4
bahboo May 3 #5
NNadir May 3 #14
ripcord May 3 #6
Harker May 4 #22
bluedigger May 3 #7
MuseRider May 3 #12
Corgigal May 3 #8
Lulu Latech May 3 #9
secondwind May 3 #10
MuseRider May 3 #11
elleng May 3 #13
markie May 3 #15
elleng May 3 #16
Ocelot II May 3 #17
yellowdogintexas May 3 #18
markie May 3 #19
denbot May 4 #20
electric_blue68 May 4 #21
Harker May 4 #23
BluesRunTheGame May 4 #24

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:10 PM

1. any place where there are no cliffs or curvy mtn roads

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:11 PM

2. The quality of life is directly proportional

to how far away from an Internet exchange you live.
General rule of thumb when exploring for cool people and places.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:16 PM

3. The Geo. Washington Parkway, along the Potomac River nt

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:24 PM

4. US 98 from Pensacola down the west coast of Florida.

Take a left after Panama city when you feel like it and get lost in the most undeveloped area of Florida except maybe the glades. Just watch out for the bears and gators.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:32 PM

5. US 1 in Big Sur....

hell, even a lot of the 101 north of Santa Barbara is great....

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Response to bahboo (Reply #5)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:46 PM

14. I agree.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:42 PM

6. Route 50 in Nevada

The Loneliest Road in America.

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Response to ripcord (Reply #6)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:18 AM

22. I loved that road in Nevada and Utah.

I was told to bring a book, and that it would be boring.

Ha. It was absolutely wonderful.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:44 PM

7. The Million Dollar Highway from Silverton to Ouray, Colorado is good.

One of the most scenic or dangerous drives in the US, depending on your personal tastes.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #7)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:17 PM

12. Scary but beautiful.

I love both of those places. We saw a big horse trailer lose a tire on one of those trips. It bounced past us and off the cliff. I always wondered what happened to them, hard to change a tire on that road.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:53 PM

8. I always loved Bear Mountain New York.

Yes, West Point is close but I never went that way.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:05 PM

9. The Cascade Loop

Route 2 from the Seattle/Everett area over the mountains and then North through Lake Chelan, Twisp and Winthrop and back West over Route 20 To Mt Vernon. We don't usually do the Whidbey Island Part and do that for a one day car trip. Equally as beautiful. We usually do it every few years but start out in Mt Vernon and end in Everett. It's gorgeous!

https://www.cascadeloop.com/

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:11 PM

10. Pacific coast Highway...... breathtaking!!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:15 PM

11. Buena Vista, Co.

to Telluride. Gunnison is great, so many different areas along the way.

Telluride was our end spot but that was a long time ago. I do not think it is even close to the same now.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:24 PM

13. MD/DC to VT/NH

via I-91 +

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Response to elleng (Reply #13)

Mon May 3, 2021, 10:48 PM

15. have traveled that too many times to count

nice but I-93 through Franconia Notch and south is pretty spectacular (and over to the Kancamagus Pass is a real treat)

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Response to markie (Reply #15)

Mon May 3, 2021, 10:51 PM

16. THANKS! Will try to use your suggestions,

IF/WHEN I do it again!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 11:02 PM

17. Wisconsin State Highway 35 along the Mississippi.

AKA the Great River Road. Really beautiful scenery. https://www.wigrr.com/travel-the-byway/

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 11:06 PM

18. The Beartooth Highway in Montana and Wyoming

It starts in Red Lodge, Montana and dips down into Wyoming, ending up in Cooke City at the Northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

It is a beautiful drive with a very diverse ecosystem and extraordinary mountain views.

go here http://beartoothhighway.com/ Watch the video.

I have driven it twice from Cody to Yellowstone, both times in September. I would love to drive it in the spring or summer.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 11:16 PM

19. Blue Ridge Parkway for starters...

I had the great fortune of driving throughout the U.S, for work for 12 years and I've got a number of favorites!

101 down the coast of California through the Redwoods!

Route 2 Wisconsin to the Mackinac Bridge

Route 10 Mississippi to Texas

70 west from Denver (stop off at Fruita and go to Rattlesnake Canyon!!! beauty of Moab w/o the crowds)

84 from Utah up along the Columbia River (stop at Craters of the Moon!!)

Highway 24 Kansas, Lawrence to Manhattan (or any route through the Kansas Prairie-- beautiful!)

many, many more....

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 01:49 AM

20. PCH from Morro Bay north till it joins the 101 through Washington.

For me the runner up is the 395 between Carson City Nevada, to Lone Pine CA. The latter was my fav in a semi truck.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 03:58 AM

21. Different sights for different people: June, July - Highway 89...

going north (and slightly eastward) from Flagstaff, AZ particularly for NE, East Coast, and Southerners for major, and stunning geographical, and wearher change experiences.

Some differences from my experience in 79 mostly in town, city size.

Flagstaff which has typical decideous trees you'll head upwards into the lower heights of
the San Francisco Peaks [Nuvaʼtukyaʼovi – (Hopi) (Nuvaʼtukyaʼovi, which means “place-of-snow-on-the-very-top”)] where you'll find more conferous trees. As you
descend they'll thin out. To your NEE you'll see more and more scrub. You'll see color changes and more rock, and high desert colors, and formations appear in the distance: ochers, rust oranges, grayed pale purples etc. which you will then ride through. Eventually you'll see a small (?) village called Cameron then cross a modest metal bridge that strides over The Little Colorado River usually and as we - (me & a friend) saw it - in it's usual dry bed condition. If you keep going you hit 160 eastward, then Tuba City, and 264 - S, SE which will take you to, through the Hopi Three Mesas.

Even if you just double back after crossing Little Colorado you'll have encountered stunning changes within this terrain, and the kind of landscapes we from the locations listed at the top are so different from.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:24 AM

23. Cty Rd. 43 from my former home in Drake, CO to Estes Park.

The view of Long's Peak and Mt. Meeker as you top a little rise near EP is magnificent.

I never got tired of that view.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 12:44 PM

24. I-15 from the Canadian border to California and I-70 from Denver to I-15.

...and like someone mentioned up thread, US-50 across Utah and Nevada.

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