Beartooth Highway is designated a National Scenic Byway and an All-American Road by the U.S. Department of Transportation. It comprises sixty-eight miles of US 212 through some amazing countryside in southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming. It is considered to be the gateway road to Yellowstone National Park’s Northeast Entrance. The highway was dedicated on June 14, 1936. “Beartooth” comes from the Crow name, “Na Piet Say” for the sharp bear tooth shaped spire at Beartooth plateau, which can be seen at the West Summit pull-out. Beartooth Highway is closed between October and Memorial Day.
For some fantastic scenery and dramatic driving, head for this Colorado and Utah loop, which has been designated as the Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway. The 512-mile drive takes you through Grand Junction, Fruita, Moab, and Arches National Park. Along the route, you can to learn a lot about dinosaurs, see dinosaur bones, follow dinosaur tracks, and visit museums dedicated to dinosaur study.
Did you know that you can actually drive from Havana to Paris? Yes, you can—and with zero water hazards to get in your way. Along the way, you can visit the highest mountain in the state of Arkansas. Take the Mount Magazine Scenic Byway, and you will have all of those delights and more to savor.
This Father’s Day, why not ditch the coffee mug or tie and opt for an experiential gift instead? Road trips provide an opportunity to see new places, spend quality time with one another and build cherished memories. So, this Father’s Day, think outside the box – gift box that is – and check out the following 4 road trips dad will love:
The National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway follows State Route 26 from Woodsfield to Marietta, Ohio. For most of its length, it goes through a portion of the Wayne National Forest, as it follows the course of the Little Muskingum River.
Just an hour and a half north of the urban excitement of Atlanta, you can find a forested mountain road that offers all of the thrills of sinuous curves and all the splendor of magnificent vistas. This is the Richard B. Russell Scenic Byway. It is Georgia’s State Route 348. The Byway covers about fourteen miles as it rises and twists through the Chattahoochee National Forest. Topping out at 3,644 feet, the road is a treat for any driver who loves the road less traveled.
There are few things that feel more Americana than taking a long cross country road trip. And while most people look to take the fastest route, or occasionally will hit up a few miles along Route 66, you can go virtually from coast to coast on scenic Route 6.
Reaching almost 3,200 miles, from the tip of Cape Cod at Provincetown, Massachusetts, and ending in Bishop, California, it runs through no less than fourteen states. If you want to get a real taste of all the best the country has to offer, then you can’t go wrong hopping on Route 6.