One of the many benefits to being a truck driver is traveling the beautiful United States. Truck drivers spend their life on the road. Although they may get tired of driving, there are still routes and attractions most look forward to seeing. Whether it be cruising down the coast of California, driving in the Smoky Mountains, or passing through the Arizona desert, truck drivers all have their personal favorites. Keep reading below to see the 5 most beautiful scenic drives rated by truck drivers.
Pacific Coast Highway
The Pacific Coast in California, also called Highway 1, is one of the most iconic scenic drives in the United States. Driving along the pacific coast reminds you of a movie or TV show. It is about 650 miles long and runs from Capistrano Beach in Orange County to Leggett in northern Mendocino (Dana Point).
San Juan Skyway
San Juan Skyway, a scenic byway in Colorado, is known for its million dollar views. The byway goes across the San Juan National Forest and has provided truckers with beautiful views of the mountains and landscape. According to colorado.com, in 2012, Travel + Leisure named the San Juan Skyway one of “America’s Best Spring Drives”.
Beartooth highway in Montana is a 68 mile byway that runs through southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming and goes into Yellowstone National Park. Along this drive, you will see one of the most diverse ecosystems accessible by vehicle in the United States.
Keep in mind that the scenic highway closes in the winter due to adverse winter conditions, and typically opens up on Memorial Day weekend.
I-64 in West Virginia
West Virginia has some of the most beautiful landscapes on the east coast. Driving down I-64 in West Virginia feels like you’re in a painting. If you have time to stop along your truck route, check out Tamarack located just off I-64 in Beckley, West Virginia. Tamarack is a unique cultural center with art from local artisans and delicious food. If you want the full appalachian experience, check out Tamarack.
Utah’s Route 12
Utah’s route 12 is one of the most scenic routes in the United States. It is often called the “All American Road “. Also, there are two National Parks at each end of the road; Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef, and many other unique scenic views.
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