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Driving America's Most Interesting Highways

Driving America's Most Interesting Highways Fairbanks AK Anchorage Seward WA Spokane Portland ME Liqusta MT ND PButte MN ID Bismbrck OR NY NH SD Pierre Albany WI Idaho Fa WY MI Bosten Butfalo Clevel PA Harisburg Waterloo Reno NV New York City IA Davenport IL Sacramen Gary OH Washihgton DOT tlantic City Oaklana 11 NE San Franicoo IN Ahn Co Pueblo UT St. Lou Cinclhnati VA Roanoke CA KS Norfolk Santa Bbara 36 Vegas AZ Wichits MO Springfiekd кY Ashevilla NC Tulisa Armano OK Oklahoma City Los Ang 2 TN 10 Wimington Phoen AR Atlan Albuquerque MS Charlesto Tucson Greenville Dallas AL NM El Paso Montgompn Abilene GAvanna LA dackson TX Jacksonvile Bator Rouge Oteans Pa Beach FL aredo FLORIDA Mileage: Overseas Highway US ROUTE 127 The Overseas Highway runs through the Florida Keys, crossing the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Strait. Landscape features This highway was heavily rebuilt in the 1980s and only portions of the original highway still remain. James Cameron's blockbuster film True Lies featured a chase scene shot on parts of the original highway. In this scene, a part of the original bridge was blown up. ARIZONA 179 Mileage: Red Rock Scenic Byway 014 The Red Rock Scenic Byway passes through Arizona. Landscape features Sandstone and red rock formations line the entire highway, which was chosen as Arizona's first All-American Road in 2005. CALIFORNIA 3 Mileage: California State Route 1 655 This highway runs from Dana Point in Orange County all the way to Leggett in Mendocino County, along Route 101 and crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. The most notable part of California State Route 1 is the Pacific Coast Highway, which features breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Landscape features ISOUTH DAKOTA 4 Mileage: 90 Interstate 90 Landscape features This stretch of 190 in South Dakota features beautiful scenery in the summer, with its large stretches of wildflowers. It also runs through Rapid City, which leads to the Black Hills and towards Mount Rushmore. Mileage: UNASSIGNED 444 Natchez Trace Parkway This parkway runs through Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. Its location commemorates the Old Natchez Trace, a historical path used by early European and American explorers during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The parkway is maintained by the National Park Service. Landscape features CALIFORNIA 395 Mileage: US Route 395 667 Route 395 runs through the Mojave Desert in California. Landscape features This route has been used since the California Gold Rush and has had many names throughout history, including the Sierra and the El Camino. Route 395 features 5 mountain passes through the Sierra Nevada and is home to Devil's Gate Pass, which runs between the Sierra Nevada and the Sweetwater Mountains. HAWAII 190 Mileage: Māmalahoa Highway 261 Hawaii 190 is located on the island of Hawai'i. Landscape features 190 includes state routes 190, 11, and 19, and circles the Island of Hawai'i, providing access to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. It also passes the historic 1960 Tsunami Memorial Clock, whose hands are stopped at the exact time tsunami waves struck the beach on May 23, 1960. That devastating tsunami was caused by the Great Chilean Earthquake. COLORADO 550 Mileage: US Route 550 305 US Route 550 stretches from New Mexico to Colorado. Landscape features , Primarily a 2-lane highway that tours through the San Juan Mountains, this road features a 25 mile stretch in Northern Colorado, known as the Million Dollar Highway. Part of the Million Dollar Highway runs through Uncompahgre Gorge and up to the summit of Red Mountain Pass. This stretch of road is remarkable, but not recommended for beginner drivers, due to its narrow lanes, steep cliffs, and hairpin curves. While ascending through the Red Mountain Pass, drivers can see the remains of the Idarado Gold Mine. ALASKA Mileage: Seward Highway 125 Alaska Route 9 also includes Route AK-1 and runs from Seward to Anchorage. Landscape features This designated All-American Road passes through Chugach National Forest, the second largest forest in the US National Forest System. It also includes the Mile 18 bridge, known as "The Missing Link," the completion of which connected the two main parts of the highway in 1946. CHUGACH National Forest US ROUTE 10 129 Mileage: Tail of the Dragon 011 Route 129 runs from Blount County, Tennessee to Swain County, North Carolina. Landscape features This particular stretch of US Route 129 is called "Tail of the Dragon," because it has over 300 curves. The sharpest curves on the road have their own names, like Gravity Cavity, Copperhead Corner, and Break Or Bust Bend. The highway features multiple pull-off points and scenic overlooks for incredible views and photo opportunities. Dragon RACE Deals Moto US 11 160 San Juan Skyway Mileage: It covers part of US Highways 160 & 550, as well as State Highways 145 & 62. Lạndscape features The entire skyway forms a giant loop across southwestern Colorado, parts of the highway cross through the San Juan Mountains and Lizard Head Pass. This mountain pass, with an elevation of over 10,000 feet, is named for a nearby peak said to resemble the head of a lizard. LIZARD HEAD PASS 25 RESOURCES:

Driving America's Most Interesting Highways

shared by Michaelson on Jul 23
Awesome infographic guide to some of the most interesting highways to drive across America. Excellent for helping plan out a road trip!



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