CSRA Camperland Augusta Blog
- 0 0Published on Mar 31, 2016
With over 95,000 miles of shoreline; 2 major mountain ranges, vast expanses of rolling plains, and 4.09 million miles of roadway in the United States it’s no wonder we have some of the most beautiful scenic drives and byways in the world. If you are lucky enough to have driven some of these then you know that they are well worth the miles spent. Here are the top 5 most scenic drives in the United States.
- Us Hwy 1 in the Florida Keys- The keys have some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets, warm weather year round and sit surrounded by millions of gallons of turquoise waters full of exotic wildlife. The 120 mile island chain is connected together by US 1. Along the highway you’ll encounter picturesque lighthouses, coral reef parks and even cross the famous 7 mile bridge. Millions of visitors flock to the keys every year to experience a little bit of paradise.
- The 17 mile Drive in California- Not to be deceiving but the 17 mile drive as it is called is only ten miles long and spans the Monterrey Peninsula. This private scenic drive starts in Pacific Grove and stretches to Carmel and is well worth the $9 fee required to drive on the private property. The private road runs through Del Monte forests belonging to the famous Pebble Beach Golf community. You’ll travel along surf beaten cliffs and spot harbor seals sunning themselves on the rocks. The spectacular sunsets along the waters make this trip well worth it.
- Bluebonnet Trail in Texas- Texas is known for their bountiful fields of Bluebonnets and March through May is the perfect time to see them at full bloom. The spectacular blue array boasts well against the tans and browns of the Texas dry lands. The Bluebonnet Trail stretches from Austin to Houston and along the way you’ll not only pass fields of blue, but seven pristine lakes that stem from the Colorado River, all with their own unique backdrop of beautiful scenery.
- The High Road, New Mexico- This 56 mile drive spans from Santa Fe to Taos and is one of the most diverse in terrain and historical scenery. Along this drive you’ll pass ancient Indian pueblos and 17th century Adobe towns. You’ll drive through forests, deserts, and wildflower meadows all on the way up into the Rocky Mountains where you’ll each Truchas Peak, a whopping 113,102 feet above sea level. Hundreds of people drive The High Road every year to take in not only the scenery but to experience a bit of history along the way as well.
- Ocean Drive, Newport, Rhode Island- This coastal drive showcases more of the historical aspects of Newport and the architectural beauty that inhabits the area. On these 10 miles of coastal road, you’ll pass historic mansions that have been featured and photographed many times over the years for their grandeur and beauty. Travelers also drive through Narragansett Bay and the Gilded Age cottages that the east coast is so famous for. The historic Fort Adams is also a well visited stop along the route. The east coast has its own version of coastal beauty and Ocean Drive definitely plays a big part in that.
Of course there are many, many more miles of scenic roadways in the United States that possess their own uniqueness and beauty.
If you are headed out on your own scenic drive this year, don’t forget to stop by CSRA Camperland in Augusta, GA for all your RV essentials. We have an amazing parts store that has everything you need for your next road trip. Come see us today!