The 10 Most American Scenic Drives

Pacific Coast Highway (California)

Spanning from California's northern border to its southern tip, this iconic highway offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, cliffs, and coastal towns.

Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina and Virginia)

Meandering through the Appalachian Mountains, this scenic drive showcases lush forests, vibrant foliage (especially in autumn), and panoramic views.

Going-to-the-Sun Road (Montana)

Cutting through Glacier National Park, this engineering marvel offers jaw-dropping vistas of glacial peaks, alpine meadows, and pristine lakes.

Beartooth Highway (Montana and Wyoming)

Climbing to over 10,000 feet in elevation, this winding road traverses through the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, offering sweeping views of mountain ranges.

Highway 101 (Oregon)

Hugging the Oregon coast, this route offers dramatic ocean views, towering cliffs, rugged beaches, and charming coastal towns.

Hana Highway (Hawaii)

Snaking along Maui's northeastern coastline, this drive passes through lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and stunning ocean vistas.

Utah Scenic Byway 12

This route winds through some of Utah's most spectacular scenery, including Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks, offering views of red rock formations.

Overseas Highway (Florida)

Stretching across the Florida Keys, this highway offers panoramic views of the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

Trail Ridge Road (Colorado)

Climbing to over 12,000 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park, this scenic drive offers sweeping views of alpine meadows, rugged peaks, and wildlife such as elk and bighorn sheep.

Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway (Oregon)

Following the Columbia River, this historic highway passes through the dramatic Columbia River Gorge, showcasing waterfalls, cliffs, and lush forests.