Are you taking to the open road in the coming summer months? We conducted a highly unscientific and unofficial query and came up with these destinations. Provided in no particular order, these routes are renowned for their twists, turns and scenic highways and byways. Have you got a favorite road trip or ride? We want to hear about it, click hereto send us an email and give us the scoop, send a photo and we will reward you handsomely with a Workshop Hero shop rag, toolbox decal or whatever else we may have sitting around.
Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana
Fifty miles of road – the only road that runs across Glacier National Park — Going to the Sun Road is considered an engineering marvel. Winding roads tour past the park’s interior; lakes, mountains and landscape-filled views.
Beartooth Highway, Montana and Wyoming
This route will take travelers to new heights as they make their way over the highest highway in the Northern Rockies. Beartooth Highway acsends its way up to 10,947 feet at Beartooth Pass in Wyoming offering sights of glacier-laden peaks, alpine plateus, lakes, streams and unforgettable outlooks.
Tail of the Dragon — U.S. Route 129 on the North Carolina-Tennessee border
Found at the state line of North Carolina and Tennessee, the Tail of the Dragon was given its name for the 318 snaking and twisting curves found in this short 11 miles. This ride is ideal for those who are skilled at the helm.
California Route 1, Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Coast Highway (or PCH) runs from Southern California’s Orange County to Northern California’s Mendocino County, but its most famous stretch is the Big Sur section between San Simeon and Carmel. This coastline-hugging highway is one of the most scenically beautiful rides in the world, let alone the U.S.
Route 66, Eight-State Travels
One of America’s original highways, Route 66, is called the “Mother Road.” A full 2,400 miles from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California, where travelers pass through a total of eight states: Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Route 66 is the perfect place to log some miles and get your kicks!
Tunnel of Trees, Harbor Springs, Michigan
Just like Abe Lincoln, we cannot tell a lie — the Workshop Hero corporate headquarters are housed in Michigan so we are partial to this particular 27.5-mile route and for good reason. Located on M-119 between Harbor Springs and Petoskey, the Tunnel of Trees (as the name suggests) is a scenic road canopied by heavy foliage. Most popular in autumn when the leaves change color and openings in the trees offer glimpses of Lake Michigan.
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