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most beautiful but sometimes too crowded and unfortunately cars

scenic driving
6 days ago

This was a neat little scenic drive loop on a Sunday afternoon. There were several hunters out but still a mostly peaceful excursion through the marshlands. Saw a few sandhill cranes and some other birds as well.

off road driving
7 days ago

We've driven this trail two times and it was great both times. This trail afforded many scenic views and photo opportunities. This is a great journey for returning to Moab from Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park.

scenic driving
11 days ago

This is a great drive. While working with Anchorage Telephone Utility [now Alaska Communications since 1999], I was able to drive down the Seward Hwy from Anchorage to Girdwood and take the tram to the top of Mt. Alyeska where you can see seven glaciers. It was an awesome trip and next time will plan to go down Portage Glacier Road to the glacier, or continue all the way to Seward. The road was in good shape when I went and the sights along the Chugach Mtns and Turnagain Arm are truly big Alaska, the mountains go on forever and rise up right off the road. Amazing is all you can say.

scenic driving
13 days ago

It was a lovely drive with lots of viewpoints. I did every other viewpoint driving toward Rainbow Point and then the rest driving back so I wouldn’t be stopping at every single one and so I had something to do on the way back.

Driven this road once, and especially through the part in Nevada marveled at how many valleys and passes you go through and up and over, so many without a single sign of human civilization. Austin, Nevada is particularly interesting.

scenic driving
19 days ago

If you have the time there is a lot do do on this scenic drive. Exit Glacier is definitely a highlight. A drive through the tunnel to Whittier is another. Amazing views

scenic driving
19 days ago

Amazing drive from Glennallen to Valdez. The Worthington Glacier is definitely a worthwhile stop. Bridle Veil and Horsetail falls is another. The road travels through beautiful mountain ranges and river valleys

scenic driving
19 days ago

Beautiful drive from Glennallen to Fairbanks. A number of trails that can be hiked along the way. Can also stop and see Santa Claus at North Pole Alaska.

It's a very long day to drive from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle. Seeing the Yukon river along the way was one of the highlights. Standing on the Arctic Circle was another. There is quite the variety of terrain along the way.

scenic driving
19 days ago

Denali is absolute amazing and can't be described. Photos don't do it justice as it rises up from the land. Lucky to see it on our drive of this Scenic Byway after 9 days of overcast..

scenic driving
20 days ago

Stunning drive through a beautiful valley. The Matanuska Glacier is amazing

off road driving
20 days ago

Who is the jeep and start off our day on this trail I had a great time! Great views and easy 4 x 4 driving

Over the years I have now driven at one time or another over 85% of this route. The most recent section was last week from Green River to Salina. Last year from Gunnison to Green River. I have also driven much of it in the last 5 years.

Pretty street

Was a quick stop on a long road trip and was well worth it.

Great for a run or a walk ...well, Its also great for hand-holding, dreamy thoughts and people watching ...one day I’ll get to do all of these at once

great running

scenic driving
27 days ago

I have been on each end of this stretch of scenic highway, both east of Reno and west from the Utah border/Great Basin National Park area. I have also driven the continuation of the Great Basin Highway (US-93) from the I-15 junction north of Las Vegas. I love driving the lonely open roads where you can see as far as the next mountain range!

scenic driving
27 days ago

GORGEous! However, no place to stop.

Closed at Maple Dell due to forest fires.

Closed at Maple Dell due to forest fires.

off road driving
1 month ago

The last 9.5 miles of the road is in the Glen Canyon Recreations Area and roads are rougher. Recommend a 4 wheel drive or high clearance vehicle for the last 10 miles. About 4 miles from the Hole in the Rock (HITR) you can find a 1957 plaque recognizing the San Juan mission of the Mormons. Ir can be found on the north face of the rock near the drilling site and equipment. ~5 miles from HITR you will find the Reflection Canyon TH. Given this is a BLM land managed area of the park system, there is little development and signage, but lots of wilderness areas and side hikes including slot canyons and arches. Recommend anyone visiting this area to invest in the National Geographic Trails Illustrated topographic map "Canyons of the Escalante" map 710. High ranking for the history, sheer number of hikes, and variety in landscapes.

Absolutely stunning. Worth the stop.

scenic driving
1 month ago

$10 to get into this Nevada State Park. The scenic driving is great. Nice places to stop along the way and take photos.

off road driving
1 month ago

Took my Jeep up there yesterday and enjoyed the drive. The views were really great--a mixture of mountainous vistas and man-made geometrical mountains. Given the moderate rating, I was hoping for a bit of challenge, but found the roads, even snowy and muddy as they were to be really quite easy. Inspiration Point in Willard offered a more satisfying off-roading experience. However, the payoff at the end was really quite cool. Definitely would recommend. If you are uncomfortable with heights, drop-offs, and tight roads, you might not enjoy it so much.

Amazing Drive, Love driving along the river

scenic driving
1 month ago

Nice Sunday drive

Wonderful drive. Loved every mile

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