Fascinating Stops Along the Road…
The Red Mountain Mining District, Highway US-550, San Juan Skyway, Colorado
Extensive roadside exhibit recalling the historic mining days of 19th-century Colorado.
The Hoover Dam, Highway US-93, Arizona-Nevada
The most iconic American West Roadside Stop.
The “Million Dollar View” of the Big Sur Coast, Highway California-1 (The Pacific Coast Highway)
One of the finest vista points, near the southern end of the Big Sur. Near San Simeon, site of the famous Hearst Castle.
Donner Party Campsite at Alder Creek Valley, Highway California-89
One of the tragic winter camps for the ill-fated Donner Party. Near Lake Tahoe.
The Elephant Seals of Point Piedras Blancas, Highway California-1 (The Pacific Coast Highway)
One of the world’s greatest wildlife viewing sites in the fall and winter when thousands of seals come ashore on one beach. Near San Simeon, site of the famous Hearst Castle.
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, Highway Oregon-62
Easy roadside trails overlooking the Upper Rogue Wild and Scenic River complex. Near Crater Lake National Park.
The Toadstools, Highway US-89, Utah
The bizarre Toadstools in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Short hike from the road. North of Page, Arizona.
Goosenecks State Park, Highway Utah-316
An overlook featuring “the finest examples of entrenched meanders anywhere in the world”. Short detour off of US-163, north of Mexican Hat, Utah.
The Hite Lake Powell Overlook, Highway Utah-95
Provides views of Lake Powell’s canyon country at its finest. North side of Lake Powell, south of Hanksville, Utah.
Mule Canyon Ruin, Highway Utah-95
Features a well-preserved Ancestral Pueblo ruin dating back nearly a thousand years. West of Blanding, Utah.
Holbrook, Arizona – A Historic Route 66 Town
Jim Gray’s Petrified Wood Company and the Wigwam Hotel, a pair of interesting attractions in a Historic Route 66 town…