What's your favorite drive to take?

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChevyFan, May 10, 2008.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Does everyone have a favorite road of highway they like to take for a little weekend get-away or a short little drive on Saturday morning?

    One of my favorite drives of all time is US-2 coming out of Seattle, to the north of I-90. It goes through all sorts of great little towns and was actually the east-west route before I-90 was built.

    In Texas, we love driving north, getting out of DFW and heading into Oklahoma up I-35. Granted, it's busy at times, but it's a short drive to get out of the city.
  2. GM_Guy

    GM_Guy New Member

    for me, I like to just head out on a nice quiet 2 lane road,and cruise at a leisurely pace ,and enjoy the scenery :)
  3. dwill3015

    dwill3015 New Member

    I would say SR14 that runs from Vancouver, Washington and goes East to-wards Tri-Cities and follows the picturesque Columbia Gorge between Oregon and Washington.
  4. retired2001

    retired2001 New Member

    Nearly anywhere along Hwy 101 along the Oregon coast is my favorite drive for the views. I would also have to 2nd the trip along the Columbia River Gorge between Oregon & Washington. Here in Texas I enjoy Hwy 32 along the "Devil's Backbone" between San Marcos & Blanco.
  5. MrShorty

    MrShorty Moderator

    So many ideas.

    Mt Nebo scenic byway just south of here is nice.

    Mirror Lake Highway (UT 150) is a really pretty drive.

    Do they have to be paved roads? There's reservation ridge road and skyline drive off of US 6 that have some fantastic views of the surrounding area.

    Last spring while camping down on the San Rafael swell, we took a little drive up Wild Horse canyon east of Goblin Valley SP. There's some real pretty country in the wilds of the San Rafael. Some places with no signs of life (no bushes or grasses or anything, I guess plants can't grow in the soil associated with a certain geologic formation) and you almost feel like you're on another planet.
  6. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Moderator

    Hwy 50 between Auburn Ca. and Lake Tahoe. It used to be much better when it was 2 lane, but it's still great with 4 lanes.
    The Mt Etna volcano rd in Sicilly has great views also, the only problem is its a dead end so you gotta come back the way you went up.
  7. dryfuss10

    dryfuss10 New Member

    Hwy 321 to the mountians here
  8. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra New Member

    i like driving around my town in fall. its a little country like town but the leaves are amazing in the fall... although i actually drove out I-80 west last week at around sunset and the scenery was great and the sunset was even better so i didnt mind drivin the three hours to williamsport
  9. RockHead

    RockHead New Member

  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    anyone else?
  11. MD4x4 Fireman

    MD4x4 Fireman New Member

    When I need to go for a drive to relax I take like going down the one 2lane road by my firehouse, it goes through the woods and ends at the water. Its only a 30mph zone so its a mid-speed relaxing cruise and not to many cars so I can drive how I want.
  12. 383man

    383man New Member

    i just like to go on unmaintained logging roads, enjoy the outdoors and see the mountains, i went to mount baker today down hwy 542 and drove down some really awesome roads with some awesome scenery, flushed a few grouse too.
  13. MD4x4 Fireman

    MD4x4 Fireman New Member

    i wish i had some roads like that around me
  14. zippy

    zippy New Member

    western roads

    A classic road trip is US-89 from Mexico to Canada. It takes you through, or near by: 11 National Parks (Saguaro, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capital Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier) 22 National Monuments; and 3 National Recreation Areas.

    A fantastic day trip is Utah's SR-12. A Top-10 National Scenic Byway, it's 122-miles start in Red Canyon, it winds through the northern portion of vibrant Bryce Canyon National Park, Dixie National Forest, past Kodachrome Basin State Park (with its fossilized geysers), through the new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Escalante Canyons, crosses over aspen-covered Boulder Mountain, and ends up in Torrey, just 5 miles west of Capitol Reef National Park.
  15. Stouffer

    Stouffer New Member

    A good day trip would be head out to Skyline Drive, run that down with 211 to 33 (these run through George Washington National Forest) west into West Virginia and then take your pick on the back way north. Usually 220 to Smokehole road then some others in the middle. I thinkg Rt 28 and Rt 42 then cut back either on Rt 55 or up to Rt 50 and then Linton Hall Rd to Mt Carmel Rd or River Rd back towards home.
  16. black jack

    black jack New Member

    well the ride i like taking is when we go to orlando i take the back ways 80 to 29 then i4 its a nice ride seeing the country and some little towns sometimes if we get lucky we some deer on side of road. mind you the deer down here is nothing like what some of you guys have up by you our deer are the size of a big dog.and to see one very rare. which makes that ride even more nicer.
  17. 04sierracrewcab

    04sierracrewcab New Member

    I love the mountain road from Pigion Forge Tenn. to Gatlinburg through the Smokey Mountains not sure what the road is.
    anyone live up/around there? we will be going up there for christmas break. :glasses:
  18. Windigo

    Windigo New Member

    Hwy 11 North of Thunder Bay Ontario is a great drive if you pick the right time of year.
  19. Ttomes

    Ttomes New Member

    You guys out on the left coast have some beautiful drives. I live on the east coast and my favorite is driving the Blueridge Parkway thru NC and VA
  20. CarpenterGuy

    CarpenterGuy New Member

    OH MY GOD those roads scare me! we like to vacation up there because of all the nature, but GOD do the big rigs like to take up other lanes! We almost got fun off the road! I'm glad someone likes them though.

    I like driving down dirt roads through nature. They dont even need to be dirt. As long as i can get through it and there's greenery around, i'm relaxed. We have a couple old logging trails that grew back up, but the road is still there. They're fun after it raines too!

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