Best Road Trip Routes in the United States

Best Road Trip Routes in the United States

Road tripping is the one thing on almost everyone’s travel list, whether you’re driving across Mediterranean Europe, the African Safari path, or the great North American continent- in addition to the excitement that final destination can offer, the beauty of the road can be equally mesmerizing.

Here is the Road Trip map of America, including its 3 best routes which have left visitors overwhelmed and stunned by the road before the destination:

And the Top 3 are:

Road Trip to Colorado

Road trip to Colorado

This 390-mile (630-kilometer) road trip begins in Denver, Colorado, crosses through Rocky Mountain National Park, and continues north into Wyoming, where a world of sagebrush and enormous skies are punctuated by the occasional cluster of civilization. Gas stations can be far apart. Cattle are abundant, outnumbering people, as is wildlife — keep an eye out for roaming pronghorn, elk, and moose. Circling through the mountains and along the prairie’s edge, this drive is stunning in any season, but parts of it are impassable in the winter, when snow buries the roads.

You can take chair lifts at various ski mountains and enjoy the exceptional views such as those of lakes, golf course, fishing spots, rafting sight and rock climbing topography. All these incredible views can make it a journey of your lifetime. The lush green mountainous view in summer and sugar-coated wonderland in winter adds to the beauty of the place.


Road Trip to the Coast of California

Road trip to California Coast

An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. Designated an All-American Road—among the nation’s most scenic—the drive encompasses both the Big Sur Coast Highway and the San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway.

The route starts in historic Monterey, visits the art colony of Carmel, and threads through Big Sur, where mountains plunge into the Pacific. Farther south, the landscape mellows to oak-studded hills as the road passes Hearst Castle on its way to Morro Bay. In places, the road has narrow shoulders and sharp drop-offs, so stay alert. This route can be tricky for RVs or other oversize vehicles.


Road Trip to Grand Canyon, Arizona

Road trip to the Grand Canyon, Arizona

This is the mother of all road trips destination – the one which tops the list and is looked upon as one of the wonders. The beauty of the place is such that it is virtually impossible to express in words. Every year, a staggering five million people flock to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon’s sweeping views, hike its trails, and hop on a mule for a trip through the vast canyon.

The road to the Grand Canyon from the south crosses a gently rising plateau that gives no hint at what is about to unfold. You wonder if you have made a wrong turn. All at once an immense gorge a mile deep and up to 18 miles wide opens up. The scale is so vast that even from the best vantage point only a fraction of the canyon’s 277 miles can be seen.

Road Trip to Grand Canyon, Arizona

Nearly five million people travel here each year; 90 percent first see the canyon from the South Rim with its dramatic views into the deep inner gorge of the Colorado River. So many feet have stepped cautiously to the edge of major overlooks that in places the rock has been polished smooth. But most of the park’s 1,904 square miles are maintained as wilderness. You can avoid crowds by hiking the park’s many trails or driving to the cool evergreen forests of the North Rim where people are fewer and viewing is more leisurely. The Grand Canyon boasts some of the nation’s cleanest air, with visibility on clear days averaging 90 to 110 miles.


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