Massachusetts Route 6A: MA60 mi.
Route 6A, Hyannis to Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA
There are few beaches in the US that compare to Cape Cod National Seashore in the winter. Snow filters through sea grass along towering dunes and quaint cottages as the sweet ocean air blows in the wind. Enjoy the most scenic part of the drive between Truro and Provincetown.
Lakes to Locks Passage:
I-87 Waterford, NY to Quebec.
Take this winding scenic byway through the Adirondacks, following the Champlain Trail from the Erie Canal, through historic Ticonderoga and other quaint farming towns, before arriving at the wondrous St. Lawrence River and Quebec.
Route 100 Byway:
VT 100 Stowe to Rochester, VT
Vermont is rich in scenic beauty, but few roads through the Green Mountain State can compare to the Route 100 Byway. Traversing picturesque New England villages, like Wilmington and Weston, the road brings you to the Mad River Valley, where you can admire the ever-changing frozen Mad River Moss Glen Falls.
Mohawk Trail Loop:
Williamstown to Western Heritage State Park, MA
Enjoy the winter scenery of Massachusetts' Berkshire Mountains along the winding Mohawk Trail loop. Admire the snow-kissed peaks as they roll off into the distance, and take time to stop and explore some of the historic sites, natural views and small towns along the way.
Classic Connecticut Countryside:
Torrington to Colebrook, CT
Discover the rural charm of western Connecticut as you drive through rolling hills and quiet towns, admiring old farm houses, historic sites and the natural scenery. Connecticut offers many wonderful places to explore, from quaint New England towns to beautiful state parks.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park:
US 321 and I-40E, TN & NC
As you travel towards Asheville, NC, Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides a wintry view into Southern Appalachian, where snow-capped mountains covered in leafless trees roll glistening towards the horizon. Enjoy vistas of the 4,928-foot Mount Cammerer ‐ just be sure to keep both hands on the wheel as you drive down the twisting road.
Front Royal, VA
Take a drive through the magical Blue Ridge Mountains along Skyline Drive as you admire the sweeping, frosty, pastoral landscape. Be sure to pull off to marvel at frozen waterfalls and over 500 miles of trails in the vast Shenandoah National Park.
US 1, Florida Keys, FL
For a sunny escape in the dead of winter, head as far south as you can drive: The Florida Keys. Ride over the turquoise Gulf Coast waters, passing white sand beaches and quaint island towns along the way. The Florida Keys are an idyllic reprieve from the cold, and the Overseas Highway provides a stunningly picturesque way to get there.
Mardi Gras to New Orleans:
US-10, Mobile, AL to New Orleans, LA
Across Alabama and Louisiana, February means the start of fantastic Mardi Gras celebrations. Take your time traveling to New Orleans to explore the southern charm of small towns like Daphne and Fairhope while you admire the mysterious bayous along the way. Once you get to New Orleans, prepare for a fabulous celebration!
Cape Hatteras National Seashore:
NC Highway 12, US Highway 158 and Hatteras Inlet Ferry, NC
Traveling along the delicate string of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, this scenic road takes you past pristine seashore, beautiful natural areas, historic sites, museums and iconic lighthouses. From the Wright Brothers airplane test site to the shifting sand dunes of this ever-shifting landscape, Cape Hatteras is an unforgettable drive.
Arches National Park Scenic Drive:
Arches National Park, Moab, UT
Uncover one of the most memorable drives in the country: Utah's Arches National Park. Admire the Park's remarkable natural sandstone structures and stark desert landscape. In the winter, catch a glimpse of snow-covered arches and cliffs as you drive along this stunning road.
Badlands Loop Road:
Highway 240, Badlands National Park, Wall, SD
It might be a little cold on your drive through Badlands National Park, but the striking, stratified land formations will look all the more photo-worthy with a light snow dusting. Winter is a quiet time for Badlands, so you'll have the park mostly to yourself ‐ and some bighorn sheep.
Brown Driving Route, IN
Parke County's vivid red covered bridges stand in stark contrast to the snow‐filled meadows and ice-covered rivers. You'll traverse 31 bridges along the route, passing scenic pastureland, and Amish carriages and farms, taking you back to a time long ago.
Northern Door County:
Highway 57, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Discover a coastal experience unique to the Upper Midwest in Northern Door County. Lakeside towns, local shops and delightful restaurants give you a wonderful winter escape. Enjoy the quaint, snow‐covered landscape all the way to Gills Rock at the top of the peninsula!
Yellowstone's Grand Loop Road:
Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Yellowstone's exciting natural beauty becomes even more enthralling during the winter months, when clouds of geyser steam billow across the snow-covered landscape, wolves roam freely across the park, and bison charge through snow banks.
The High Road to Taos:
NM Highways 518, 75 and 76
With snow capped mountains in the distance, the High Road to Taos takes you through rolling high desert, past 18th century Spanish missions and plazas, and through marvelous red rock formations and fascinating desert scenery. The road offers plenty of opportunities to take in the view or enjoy a hike.
Texas Highways 207 & 86
Take to the open road and enjoy sweeping views of red rock canyons and the iconic high plains and rolling ranges of the Texas Panhandle. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the view as you drive past roaming herds of wild bison and historic sites between Caprock Canyons and Palo Duro Canyon State Parks.
New Mexico Highways 14 & 536
Stunning desert vistas await you on New Mexicoâ€™s Turquoise Trail. Named for the rich turquoise deposits in the area, the drive takes you on a spectacular route from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, through breathtaking desert, deep canyons and piÅ„on-crowned mountains. Be sure to stop and visit some of the quaint western towns along the way, take in the history, enjoy delicious Mexican food, and pick up some turquoise.
Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive:
AZ Highway 77 & US 60
Experience the diverse landscapes of Arizona along the Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive. From the breathtaking Sonoran desert landscape of Globe to the refreshing Ponderosa pine forests of Show Low, the route takes you through the Mogollon Rim to the Colorado Plateau, passing the Salt River Canyon and delivering you to Arizona's White Mountains.
AZ & UT
Arguably one of the most iconic landscapes in America, Monument Valley is home to some of Earth's most amazing and unique rock formations ‐ towering icons of the American West. Take a drive you'll remember for a lifetime through the soaring red rock pinnacles and beautiful desert, and admire this awe‐inspiring land. Just be sure to keep your eyes on the road too!
Highway 28-E and US-50, Incline Village, NV
Towering mountains reflect serenely off one of North America's deepest lakes as you travel through this almost otherworldly landscape. From scenic beaches to snow-covered ski trails, Lake Tahoe is truly a ride to remember.
Yosemite National Park:
CA-120, Groveland, CA
Arguably one of the most captivating landscapes in America, Yosemite offers an unforgettable place for a winter drive. As the seasonal visitors leave the park, you'll find this majestic park calm and quiet, giving you an unspoiled experience viewing Half Dome, Bridalveil and Yosemite Falls, as well as El Capitan.
Pacific Coast Highway:
US Highway 101, Astoria to Depoe Bay, OR
Take a ride up the 101 along Oregon's picturesque Pacific Coast Highway and admire the breathtaking coastal cliffs and mountains, taking time to stop in cute tourist towns along the way. Plus, the 101 offers plenty of opportunities to pull off and head down to the beach to watch the surging sea and maybe spot a whale!
Peak to Peak Byway:
Black Hawk to Estes Park, CO
Traveling along the majestic Continental Divide, discover the mountainous wonders of Colorado as you traverse five natural treasures: Rocky Mountain National Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Indian Peaks Wilderness, and Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests.
Sequoia to Kings Canyon National Park:
Sequoia National Park to Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Explore a world barely touched by the hand of man as you traverse two legendary National Parks. Ancient, snow-kissed sequoia trees and deep pine forests line the way along this snaking road beneath the towering gaze of the granite‐peaked Sierra Nevada Mountains.