October 19, 2016America’s Most Beautiful Roads
According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are more than 164,000 miles of highways in the United States. Those that work as truck drivers have the opportunity to see them and drive through America’s most beautiful roads.
Of course, considering America’s most beautiful roads somewhat depends on the season and weather.
While most folks enjoy seeing the fall foliage of America’s amazing Northeast corridor, few love the traffic congestion on those highways when there is snow.
Here, we’ve compiled a shortlist of some of America’s most beautiful roads.
America’s Most Beautiful Roads: Kansas Route 66
Famed Route 66 Highway cuts through a tiny piece of Kansas’ southeastern corner, but travelers along that classic route immediately recognize a slice of Americana.
With scenes reminiscent of the Disney film “Cars,” travelers on this portion of the highway that runs between Galena, Kansas, and Baxter Springs, Kansas, enjoy an easy drive.
America’s Most Beautiful Roads: Maine Park Loop Road
This scenic pass takes drivers through the middle of one of Maine’s loveliest portions—Acadia National Park. The 27-mile road winds through the park’s lakes, mountains, high cliffs, and rocky shores.
Lined with the brilliant colors of fall on the East Coast, the picturesque drive has several unique observation points and special parking areas. Only a tiny portion of the road has two-way lanes.
America’s Most Beautiful Roads: Minnesota Highway 61
This beautiful byway traverses the hills and cliffs along the Mississippi River. The passage takes drivers between Duluth and Two Harbors and eventually concludes in Canada. Its picturesque appeal includes a waterfall and a pebbly beach.
America’s Most Beautiful Roads: California Pacific Coast Highway
One of the most well-known roadways in America, the Pacific Coast Highway runs north and south along most of the Pacific coastline in California.
It serves as a major thoroughfare between San Francisco and Los Angeles, so a driver with an Amazon trucking career in Los Angeles, CA, is sure to catch a drive on this scenic roadway.
Along the 665-mile stretch, drivers pass through Orange County, Los Angeles, the Central Coast, Big Sur, the Monterey Bay area, and across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco before terminating in Mendocino County, California.
Many stretches of this famed Highway 1 feature ocean scenery.
Many of America’s Most Beautiful Roads are immortalized in country songs and movies. Traveling along the coast of California or down Route 66 through Kansas and other states is one of the best ways to see the country in all its glory.
With jobs in Armada Trucking Group, truck drivers have the opportunity to see most if not all of America’s Most Beautiful Roads.