Rocky Mountain National Park Loop (Hotel Prices & Photos)
This 184-mile loop features some of the most jaw-dropping views in Rocky Mountain National Park. There are plenty of tight curves and hairpin turns along the way, with one of the highlights along Trail Ridge Road, the “Roof of the Rockies” at 12,183 feet above sea level. Even in the summer, you may see at least a dusting of snow on the peaks. The four-hour road trip begins in Denver and leads to Estes Park before traveling through the national park, west to Grand Lake, Granby, Fraser and Winter Park.
Prudhoe Bay, Alaska (Hotel Prices & Photos)
A motorcycle road trip of a lifetime, this one is for the highly experienced, with bumpy gravel roads, turns and twists, as well as a good possibility of rain and even snow on the way to Prudhoe Bay, passing national parks like Denali and the Gates of the Arctic. There is about 60% of paved and 40% dirt or gravel road on the 1,885-mile-route, with plenty of awe-inspiring scenery and wildlife in one of America’s few true unspoiled landscapes, riding as far north as you can go on the North American Continent.
Going To The Sun Road, Montana (Hotel Prices & Photos)
The 50-mile highway that divides Glacier National Park east and west is aptly named, as it feels as if you’re truly ”going to the sun” as you cross the Continental Divide. Often ranked among the most scenic roads to travel in the entire country, you’ll not only see plenty of gem-like turquoise glacial lakes, cedar forests and waterfalls, but lots of wildlife. At Logan Pass, the highest point on the road at 6,645 feet, mountain goats and bighorn sheep frequently hang out enjoying the rays of the sun right alongside the roadway.