Most Beautiful Highway Trips and Pullover Spots in America
by Apex Capital | August 15, 2013
There’s no doubt that the United States is one of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world. Fortunately for truckers, one of the best ways to see it is simply by pulling off the highway. Even if you’re busy trying to get your load to a client, we suggest you take a moment and pull over at one of these beautiful vistas.
The Pacific Coast Highway
The classic American scenic drive. The Pacific Coast Highway runs down the west coast of California. From its many pullover spots you can see turquoise ocean, giant redwoods and big, blue sky. The highway even crosses the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Glacier National Park
The Going-to-the-Sun Road splits the majestic Glacier National Park in northern Montana in two. It takes about two hours to travel down the entire 50-mile stretch and is considered an engineering marvel. Not to mention, the views are unmatched.
Shenandoah National Park
Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah Valley is one of America’s great treasures. From the windows of your vehicle or from one of the 75 overlooks, you can see the Blue Ridge Mountains and a kaleidoscope of colorful wild flowers. Just be careful to avoid deer and other animals who may dart across your path. Unfortunately, you’ll have to leave your big truck behind, though RVs, trailers and other recreational vehicles are allowed.
Shore Road pullover off Belt Parkway
New York City isn’t always a concrete jungle. Pull off the Beltway in Brooklyn and you can walk along the water at the Shore Promenade. Walk long enough and you’ll even get a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty.
Black Hills Highway 87
This highway runs through the well-known Black Hills of South Dakota. It passes through both Custer State Park and Wind Cave National Park, if you’re looking for some recreation. However, if you don’t have a lot of time to spare, the northern 14 miles of the highway – known as Needles Highway – will provide some stunning views.
Mt. Rose Highway Scenic Overlook
Nevada State Route 431, known as the Mount Rose Highway, connects Lake Tahoe with Reno. The name comes from the eponymous mountain, which is located just off the side of the road. Pull over and get a good look. If you’re driving to Reno, it’ll be the last greenery you see for awhile.