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Old 08-18-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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Which have pull overs for scenic viewing?
Just about all of them. From what I remember, Rt 2 in the Sandhills does not, but that's because the road is so sparsely populated, you can pull over onto the breakdown lane just about anywhere and view. There are no scenic overlooks on this road, because it is just an ongoing series of vistas. It's absolutely incredible, Rt 2.

The first five I mentioned all have scenic overlooks. The Hana Highway has them, but they are more or less so other vehicles can pass by, seeing it's a one lane road. Rt 15 in Gila Cliff Dwellings has them, but almost all of them are towards the end of the drive.

The two interstates in my 'honorable mention' list have scenic overlooks, however, the other three do not.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:29 PM
 
Location: MN
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Hwy 199 from O'Brien, OR to Crescent City, CA a tunnel followed by a really long river canyon that leads into a redwood forest where if you haven't seen a redwood, words can't describe them!!!

Hwy 198 through Sequoia Nat'l park, getting to see sequoia's, once again, nothing compares to this family of trees (redwood/sequoia)
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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Big Sur CA and the road to Hana HI.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:07 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Hwy 199 from O'Brien, OR to Crescent City, CA a tunnel followed by a really long river canyon that leads into a redwood forest where if you haven't seen a redwood, words can't describe them!!!

Hwy 198 through Sequoia Nat'l park, getting to see sequoia's, once again, nothing compares to this family of trees (redwood/sequoia)
Still on my bucket list, this summer or next for sure ! ( Its a long drive)
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:28 PM
 
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Wow, no love for the North Cascades Highway?

Or Chuckanut Drive?
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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San Juan Skyway in western Colorado. The most stunning mountain scenery anywhere.

San Juan Skyway

Also, Highway 71 in north west Arkansas from Ft Smith to Fayetteville.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Juneau
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I don't mean to high jack these threads , but , this is my favorite subject. I have driven em all . The best road is in Canada however. Its the Cassiar Highway thru the Yukon, and northern BC. A lot of gravel, twisty turns , narrow bridges , logging trucks , but , for mountain grandeur , this is it !! It will take 3 days to do it , but it is worth it , for sure , and , while you are there , take the cut off 37A to Stewart,BC. and Hyder , AK......you won't believe what you are about to see......
The Cassiar is pretty spectacular. For a shorter drive, I would throw the Seward HWY out of Anchorage down to Seward as well.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Pacific Coast Highway especially along Big Sur is memorable to me, as well as Oregon and Washington coast. Some of the Pennyslvania/West Virginia mountains too were awesome.. Some of the places in Hawaii I drove on too were pretty great...but for me Big Sur is #1 that I've experienced so far.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:37 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Take a drive around the island of Martinuqie , in a Peugeot rental full of screaming young ladies fresh from Paris on Holiday. The views will amaze you, O and while memories are once again golden , be careful of Mountians roads with no guard rails ,A rain forest , a volcanic green mastery .......who needed A language lesson,? not I . great vistas are truly International .!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:49 PM
 
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I really enjoy the Needles Highway/Iron Mountain Road in the Black Hills. The switchbacks, bridges, tunnels and granite spires are pretty cool.
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