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Old 06-15-2008, 08:58 PM
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550 in colorado from durango to silverton and then to ouray. 75 miles of one of the most beautiful areas on earth. Chevy used it to make many commericals.But then I am not sure it is a interstate but is my favorite.
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by photobuff42 View Post
I agree with all of you. I loved the drive on I-81 from Blacksburg to the TN border. I just moved from Vegas to St. Charles, MO. The 15 from Moapa to St. George is gorgeous (and a little scary). Nothing is better than the Rockies just before Denver. I also love I-540 between Bentonville and Alma, Arkansas.
Thanks, phoobuff42; I'd forgotten about that little gem in NW Arkansas!
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:03 PM
Location: Miami
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Originally Posted by haggardhouseelf View Post
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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Maybe this isn't interstate, but the most beautiful road in the world is the Pacific Coast Highway.
Originally Posted by jadybug View Post
Hwy 1 up and down California coast-can't beat it!!

I agree. I have driving some scenic drives across the country. And I have to say that The Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy1) from LA to San Francisco is the prettiest aww inspiring roads. The ocean on one side and the mountains on the other. The drive through the Big Sur is just beautiful.
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:35 PM
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I10;it is long but you get to see alot of different country driving it clear across.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:37 PM
Location: DC Area, for now
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Sticking to Interstates and not just any road - my pick is I-70 west of Denver to its end in the middle of Utah. Over the Rockies is breathtaking (tho US40 or Loveland Pass is even more so). The Colorado River canyon is wonderful. West of Green River is some spectacular red rock country - really desolate. Then the road ends at I-15.
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Old 06-21-2008, 07:40 PM
Location: Kentucky
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I 64 and I 75 near Lexington, KY has some nice views of horse farms.
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:49 AM
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I-80 has some great views going through the Sierra Nevada from Sacramento to Reno.

Also I-5 is beautiful as you go over the Siskiyou Summit three miles north of the California Oregon border. It's the highest spot on the 5, at 4,310 feet (thanks, Wikipedia!).
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:19 AM
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I have two favorite scenic drives.

Definitely the PCH from LA to SF. So beautiful! The Pacific Ocean on one side, and manshions on the other. It truly is amazing.

The other one is I-17 in Arizona. It goes over 1 mile in elevation in only about 170 miles, as well as going from urban Phoenix, through the desert and into Arizona's beautiful forest.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:27 AM
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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I-15 from Butte Montana to Salt Lake City is a nice highway, too. I-80 is very nice, too from Salt Lake City across Wyoming is great, too as is I-25 in Wyoming.
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:37 PM
Location: New Hampshire
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I-93 through Franconia Notch in New Hampshire is stunning. It's also the only stretch of single-lane interstate highway (one northbound and one southbound lane) in the country.

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It's even better in the fall, but unfortunately I don't have any pictures of it in that season.
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