U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-29-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
78,553 posts, read 70,455,727 times
Reputation: 76522

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by sav858 View Post
You need to get out more if you think Highway 1 is the only scenic highway/drive in CA.
5 is not going to win any prizes for scenic drive. Which is my point; whether or not a state is scenic to drive through, in many states, depends on the route. However, there are a few states that are scenic no matter what route you take. I thought the thread topic was about those latter states. If you have to search out scenic routes, then almost any state could qualify (even Nevada!). So I think we need to clarify the topic.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-29-2017, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
21,957 posts, read 22,099,030 times
Reputation: 10688
Highway 12 in Utah, connecting Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2017, 01:12 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
15,504 posts, read 17,720,777 times
Reputation: 30796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruth4Truth View Post
It really depends on where, in NM. I-40 doesn't have much scenery. I think we need to define "drive through"; are we talking about driving the major highways, or taking the smaller state roads and back roads?
I have to agree. New Mexico has some insanely beautiful scenery, but you are not going to be seeing them from any of the major roadways.

I-40 is particularly boring unless barren nothingness is your cup of tea. The best views from I-40 are actually around Albuquerque though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
15,460 posts, read 25,401,064 times
Reputation: 8936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruth4Truth View Post
5 is not going to win any prizes for scenic drive. Which is my point; whether or not a state is scenic to drive through, in many states, depends on the route. However, there are a few states that are scenic no matter what route you take. I thought the thread topic was about those latter states. If you have to search out scenic routes, then almost any state could qualify (even Nevada!). So I think we need to clarify the topic.
There are A LOT more highways than just 5. 101, which is alternative to I-5, is scenic along much of its route 80 and 50 through the Sierra's and all the other smaller highways. 49 though the foothills. Plenty of others too. It wouldn't be hard at all to map a route through mostly scenic areas of CA.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-30-2017, 04:57 AM
 
4,668 posts, read 6,110,144 times
Reputation: 5829
Driving thru Utah was much more killer than I expected.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-30-2017, 05:53 AM
 
106 posts, read 64,725 times
Reputation: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by unbeliever View Post
Germany...
Wrong do they have this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVcJXkvCjaY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xayPHog7yJM
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-30-2017, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale AZ
556 posts, read 631,199 times
Reputation: 655
Ohio or Indiana
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-30-2017, 04:47 PM
BMI
 
Location: Ontario
7,261 posts, read 4,492,065 times
Reputation: 5593
Alaska

For interstates ....I-70 from Denver to Grand Junction is pretty scenic for an interstate.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-06-2017, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Fox Cities, Wisconsin
66 posts, read 24,264 times
Reputation: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryanfze55 View Post
11) Michigan (Upper Peninsula)
I agree with you there to an extent. If driving along the shoreline, it absolutely magnificent especialy along Lake Superior. I could drive along it for days on end. But when I drove from Appleton, WI to Grand Marais, MI (Pictured Rocks Nat'l Lakeshore) last summer, it was absolutely boring to me as you saw nothing but forest. But this is just my opinion as I find driving in the forests absolutely boring. I'm talking specifically highway 2 from about Gladstone to Manistique.

While I wouldn't say it's the MOST beautiful, but I'd say I-24 between Chattanooga and Nashville was absolutely stunning to drive through. It was my favorite stretch of road to drive through on my way to Orlando this past week.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-06-2017, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Seattle
565 posts, read 563,586 times
Reputation: 516
Tier 1
1. California
2. Washington
Tier 2
3. Oregon
4. New Mexico
Tier 3
6. Alaska (very beautiful but too cold for me to enjoy most of the time)
Tier 4
7/8. Arizona/ Utah
9/10/11. Colorado/Montana/Idaho
12. Florida
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top