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Old 06-09-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I70 West of Denver
I40 east through the Smoky Mountains
I81 through Va
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Old 06-09-2008, 11:29 PM
 
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This maybe isn't a big Interstate hwy, but technically it does go through several states - the Pacific Coast highway! Hwy 101... along the California, Oregon, Washington coast...

The Golden Gate Bridge is part of it... as well as many other historic bridges... and you'll see everything from Sand Dunes to Spanish Missions to high cliffs and mountains to wide open ocean... even eagles and migrating whales... lots of places to camp along the Oregon coast (yurts, tents, cabins...) and lots of places to hike or rent horses... Astoria is a very cool town to visit, and once you hit Washington you circle around the Olympic peninsula with all it's wonders, too.... like the Hoh rainforest, the largest temperate rain forest in the world (and I think the only one in the U.S.) ... lavender fields and little islands to explore and good dungeness crab... really good food... mmmm... you can eat your way up the coast... it's lovely.

Anyway... hwy 101 - the Pacific Coast hwy - is my reply.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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I'll add another vote for I-70 between I-15 and Denver. I-15 from Mesquite, NV to I-70 is beautiful, too. I also like the area of I-5 from Red Bluff to Weed, CA. I haven't taken it north of Weed, so I can't comment about it. I-25 is also beautiful in the area from Trinidad, CO to Albuquerque, NM. There are a lot of beautiful areas in the country, so it's hard to narrow it down, but I've already listed a few of the favorites I've seen so far. I have a lot left to see, though, so I'll have to keep checking them out.
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:17 PM
 
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I'll add another vote for I-70 between I-15 and Denver. I-15 from Mesquite, NV to I-70 is beautiful, too. I also like the area of I-5 from Red Bluff to Weed, CA. I haven't taken it north of Weed, so I can't comment about it. I-25 is also beautiful in the area from Trinidad, CO to Albuquerque, NM. There are a lot of beautiful areas in the country, so it's hard to narrow it down, but I've already listed a few of the favorites I've seen so far. I have a lot left to see, though, so I'll have to keep checking them out.
Yes I will never forget driving thru the redwoods from San fransisco to Oregon. It was beautiful. Also route 70 and Route 15 in Utah/Colorado is gorgeous.

I love driving thru Virginia on the way to North Carolina ; the mountains are gorgeous.

My only hatred of a road is Rte80 thru Nebraska ; i never ends and it was so flat.

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Old 06-10-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Interstate 77 is a fun scenic interstate going thru and around the mountains
I love going through the tunnels in the mountains , the scenic views of the mountains and valley's, I enjoy the way it laid out that isnt just a boring straight highway, the grades are not scary but are fun to climb or descend on. You can view the beautiful North Carolina foothills the skyline of Charlotte then the Palmetto trees of South Carolina
pictures of interstate in VA
http://www.roadstothefuture.com/I77_FG_S_L.jpg
http://www.roadstothefuture.com/I77_FG_N_L.jpg
pictures of tunnel
http://www.roadstothefuture.com/I77_VA_BWMT.jpg
http://cobolhacker.com/images/conten...u_pitsburg.jpg (http://cobolhacker.com/images/content/going_south/warp_drive_thru_pitsburg.jpg - broken link)
skyline
http://www.bigskyline.com/images/Sky...SA_night_z.jpg (http://www.bigskyline.com/images/Skyline_Charlotte_NorthCarolina_USA_night_z.jpg - broken link)
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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We don't have Interstates here in Alaska, but you sure can't beat the scenery!

Glenn Highway


Matanuska Glacier just off the Glenn





Gunsite Mountain
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:31 AM
 
Location: still in exile......
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We don't have Interstates here in Alaska, but you sure can't beat the scenery!

Glenn Highway


Matanuska Glacier just off the Glenn





Gunsite Mountain
gorgeous pics warptman!!! you're right no highway here in the lower 48 could match that except probably some highways in the rockies
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:44 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Not to mention the Seward Highway in the fall, this is considered a Scenic Byway in America.





And in the winter...







The Richardson Highway near Valdez.





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Old 06-12-2008, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Maybe this isn't interstate, but the most beautiful road in the world is the Pacific Coast Highway.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:40 AM
 
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I like I-84 just outside of Portland, OR through the Columbia River Gorge. You have beautiful views of towering cliffs and waterfalls.
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