Most Scenic Roads in the United States
by Apex Capital | August 15, 2012
Driving a truck across country every day may provide many moments to enjoy scenery that can alleviate boredom and frustration. Fortunately, there are some beautiful highways in the United States, and a great view! Here are fourÂ of the many scenic highways in the United States:
Highway 441, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This scenic stretch of Highway 441 connects the North Carolina and Tennessee portions of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This twisting road provides an excellent vantage point for appreciating the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. During the spring and fall, the highway is a popular area to view seasonal foliage. During the winter, the roads become more treacherous, but visitors brave the weather to see the mountains covered in snow. Additionally, there are multiple historic stops along Highway 441.
U.S. Route 101, Redwood Highway
The Redwood Highway is a north-south highway that begins in Los Angeles, California and ends at the Oregon state line. Part of this scenic highway runs through the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, which features the largest remaining growth of redwood trees in the world. The towering trees in the park are centuries old and a popular attraction in California.
U.S. Route 1, Overseas Highway
The Overseas Highway stretches U.S. Route 1 along the Florida Keys. The lengthy highway provides magnificent views of the Florida Keys and the clear blue ocean. The highway also features some impressive feats of engineering, including the Seven Mile Bridge.
Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park
Going-to-the-Sun Road passes through the heart of Montana’s Glacier National Park. A great deal of the route hugs the mountains, so spectacular mountain views are available. Wildlife enthusiasts often travel to the park to see animals such as mountain goats and bighorn sheep. Other features along the road include falls, lakes, and hiking trails.