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Old 05-03-2008, 08:21 AM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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1. The Blue Ridge Parkway--North Carolina and Virginia
2. The Skyline Drive--Virginia
3. The road from Williamsburg, VA, to Jamestown is really pretty.

I like the road following the coast in California, but I have not been very far on it yet.
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:38 AM
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1. The Blue Ridge Parkway--North Carolina and Virginia
2. The Skyline Drive--Virginia
3. The road from Williamsburg, VA, to Jamestown is really pretty.

I like the road following the coast in California, but I have not been very far on it yet.
What I said in the last part of 3 didn't sound right, so I checked the Virginia map. It is actually the Colonial Parkway between Williamsburg and Yorktown. It reminded me of the Blue Ridge Parkway. I enjoyed Yorktown even more than Williamsburg. They have a tram system, so you get out of your car and don't have to get back in until you leave the visitors center. We liked the ferry from Jamestown to Scotland and the historical area there too. Taking the ferry is a good way to get to some really good food!
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1) in California
Hwy 395 along the Sierra Nevadas here in California (just jaw dropping beauty)
The roads in Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington State (WOW is all I can say!)
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:04 AM
 
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The Million-Dollar Highway between Ouray, CO, and Durango, CO (or the whole loop road). Magnificent mountain views and switchbacks that make traffic go about 15 mph. A lot of it doesn't have railings, and you can see the cars in the ravines that didn't make it. In some areas, old avalanches fill up the ravines for decades.
Gorgeous gorgeous area and drive.
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:10 AM
 
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Echo Utah 12 through Capitol Reef. The stretch of the interstate above that, the part taht runs into Green River, UT, is just on the map as interstate highway ("No services 120 miles" with three unpaved "ranch exits.") The road runs at an 8% grade. Driving it at sunset, with the fading sun on the red rocks and hills, is stunning. Yet it's just unimproved interstate on the map.
Utah is amazing.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Harrisburg, PA
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1. Another vote for Utah 12 - from Escalante through Boulder is a strange rocky terrain. My wife and I thought it looked like some of the sets used in Star Wars Phantom Menace. If you get a few hours to hike to Calf Creek Falls, DO IT! Then from Boulder to Torrey, its totally different - more vegetation/trees and snow topped mountain. As you head east through Capitol Reef (now on Ut-24) it changes dramatically again. Near Hanksville it is all gray colored rock eroded into freaky canyons. Looks like the Moon or something.

2. Blue Ridge Parkway, especially through Shenandoah N.P.

3. PCH

4. Utah 128 north of Moab. Goes through Castle Valley along the Colorado - very similar to Monument Valley
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Kauai, HI
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The Road to Hana (Maui) is gorgeous but quite scary to drive!!!
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:11 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Scenic Highway 7 south of Jasper (Arkansas) is just gorgeous.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Home of King Willie the not so great
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PCH--California
Sunset BLVD--also in California
Riverside dr--memphis, tn
Ocean drive--South Beach (miami)

just a few i could think of right now
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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Default North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

In one of the least-visited, most remote National Parks in the US. It is absolutely breathtaking, and known as "America's Alps". Lots of folks take it instead of I-90 to get from Seattle to Sturgis, despite the extra 5-6 hours of riding...

The mineral deposits in the lakes create an otherworldly color, and the peaks are stunning in all directions. The road is generally closed for heavy snowfall from mid-October through late May.

I also agree that drives in Mt Rainier National Park are fantastic... the sheer immensity of the mountain knocks your socks off, and the waterfalls, wildflowers, and ancient trees are no slouches either.
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