Western Scenic Drives

Enjoy the beautiful coast of California to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado on your next road trip. Explore these Western states and more.

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Infused with the romance of the Wild West, this route through Billy the Kid country rides the trails of outlaws, sheriffs, and cowboys. Learn more about the Billy the Kid Trail.

By Clark Norton

Ghost towns volcanic rocks hot springs American Indian pueblos campgrounds and forests -- the Jemez Mountain Trail beckons explorers to a land rich in history geology culture and recreation. Learn more about this incredible drive.

By Clark Norton

Ride the historic Santa Fe Trail in the footsteps of Western pioneers Spanish missionaries and American Indian traders. Enjoy prairie vistas rugged landscapes and the other Las Vegas along the way. Learn more.

By Clark Norton

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Leave the freeway behind to travel the backcountry Turquoise Trail into a four-season mountain wilderness. Then gaze down from the top of a crest to savor some of America's most stunning views. Learn more.

By Clark Norton

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.

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.

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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.

By Clark Norton

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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.

By Clark Norton

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

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.

By Clark Norton

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.

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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.

By Clark Norton

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.

By Clark Norton

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.

The Arroyo Seco Historic Parkway serves as an eye-pleasing urban gateway to an area rich in history art architecture and multiethnic culture. Learn about this route including its significance in the Arts and Crafts movement.

By Clark Norton

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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.

In the minds of many people the words "Las Vegas" and "natural beauty" don't usually go together. Yet within only a few short hours visitors to Las Vegas can reach some of the most beautiful national parks in the country making it a prime "home base"

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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.

By Clark Norton

Ambling along Oahu's tropical and rustic North Shore, the sun-drenched Kamehameha Highway provides a taste of the Hawaii that once was, as well as easy access to some of the world's top surfing beaches. Learn more about some of the highlights of this

By Clark Norton