One of the biggest advantages of being a long haul trucker in North America is that the scenic beauty along the highways is limitless. From the West to East Coast there are is so much to take in, those long hours behind the wheel turn into a traveling adventure that make each work day a joy. It’s way better than being stuck in an office!
Check out 5 of the most beautiful drives in North America for truck drivers looking to get off the beaten path.
Get ready to immerse yourself in the best landscape painting ever completed! When you hit I-64 in West Virginia, the colors and shapes of lush mountains, golden farmlands and wildflower-filled valleys will blow your mind. You’re in for an Appalachian treat unlike any other.
The East Coast is brimming with brilliance, especially in the Appalachian foothills from Clarksville to Highway 76. Here, you’ll encounter 30 miles of scenic road, from waterfalls, lakes, rolling hills and the pristine Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. Watch your speed- this ride will get curvy and turn-y!
This West Coast stretch is well known for its breathtaking scenery, so there’s no way we are leaving it off this list. From Carmel to Morro Bay, enjoy over 100 miles of otherworldly granite cliffs that tower above the sea. You’ll get to take in natural wonders you won’t find anywhere else, like the Redwoods and Big Sur.
Every American knows that Colorado is a state that will make your jaw drop no matter where you drive. The Gold Belt Scenic Highway in particular, will positively knock your socks off. Pike’s Peak, Phantom Canyon and Royal Gorge are just a few of the splendors you’ll want to pull over and break the old camera out for.
Any of those 2-lane routes heading from Montana to Idaho will serve you up with a mind-numbing dish of roadside delirium. Beauty oozes from the never-ending landscapes that seem to stretch into oblivion. You’ll eat up the endless green, tranquil meadows, mountains and unspoiled national forests.