The U.S. is a massive country. Its sheer size is difficult to grasp until you’ve driven all over it. As a professional big rig operator, you’ll have more opportunities than most people to see the best of what America has to offer. Your trucking company might send you on any of these fantastic drives.
Red Rock Scenic Byway in Arizona
This byway takes you through the jaw-dropping scenery of Sedona, Arizona. It’s only 7.5 miles long, but it’s guaranteed to be among the most thrilling short drives of your life. Drive slow to take in the breathtaking views of red rock formations, which are often referred to as a museum without walls.
Pacific Coast Highway in California
The Pacific Coast Highway stretches for over 100 miles from Carmel to Morro Bay. It’s a designated All-American Road, and a favorite of motorcyclists and truckers alike. Drive through the Carmel Highlands, which feature impressive granite cliffs perched above the Pacific, and head to Big Sur. Enjoy the storied redwoods and the mountains alongside the sea.
Gold Belt Scenic Highway in Colorado
There is no shortage of scenic drives in Colorado, but one of the most famous is the Gold Belt Scenic Highway. It takes you straight through Colorado’s gold country. You’ll encounter plenty of photo-worthy scenes on this byway, including Pikes Peak, the Royal Gorge, and the Phantom Canyon. This drive is particularly beautiful during the fall, when the foliage turns brilliant colors of red and gold.
State Route 197 in Georgia
This beautiful, 30-mile stretch of road in the Appalachian foothills extends from Clarksville in the south up toward the Lookout Mountain Highway (Scenic Highway 76). Do keep your speed in check, as this byway features some twists and turns. Enjoy the beauty of the lakes and hills, and keep an eye out for the gorgeous waterfalls in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.
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