Put the Pedal to the Metal
If you’re a fleet driver, our fleet fuel card company knows that your delivery routes probably aren’t driven on death-defying roads or roads with breathtaking views; however, there’s a good chance that you like driving. That’s why we put together a list of some of the best roads in the U.S. that you should drive in your lifetime:
Highway 1, California
This state highway runs along the coastline of California next to the Pacific Ocean. The part of the road that runs from San Simeon to Carmel is called the “Big Sur” and is known for its beautiful views over the staggering cliffs that it hugs. If you drive the road, you’ll also pass over several historic bridges and a redwood forest.
White Rim Road, Utah
Spanning 100 miles, this roads cuts through Canyonlands National Park in Utah and runs along the white rim sandstone dune. It’s a moderately difficult drive, but offers a surrounding view of red rock plateaus, arches, and basins.
Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys
If you’re a fan of bridges, driving the Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys is a must. The bridge spans over the Strait of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, connecting Knight’s Key in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. For about seven miles, you’ll drive through turquoise waters.
Route 550, Colorado
Route 550 is a spur of Highway 50, which runs from New Mexico to Colorado. Within Route 550, you’ll find a 236-mile stretch of highway known as the San Juan Skyway, which runs through incredible mountain passes and, at one point, along steep cliffs with hairpin turns and no guardrails. This stretch is called the “Million Dollar Highway.”
Going-to-the-Sun Road, Montana
This road is named for the 9,642-foot tall Going-to-the-Sun Mountain, which looms in the background during this 50-mile highway drive. The narrow, two-lane road spans the width of Glacier National Park and features the Logan Pass, which crosses the Continental Divide at over 6,000 feet.
Denali Highway, Alaska
This mostly gravel highway is located on Alaska Route 8 and connects Paxson to Cantwell. At 135 miles in length, Denali Highway was the first road access to Denali National Park and isn’t traveled as much as other roads on this list, but it offers beautiful views of the Alaskan landscape.
Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia/North Carolina
On the eastern side of the U.S., drivers can enjoy a 469-mile stretch of road called the Blue Ridge Parkway that runs through Virginia and North Carolina. This road runs along the Blue Ridge Mountains (part of the Appalachian Mountains) and offers beautiful views of trees, shrubs, and flowers all year round.