What is the most scenic drive in North America?

I think I’m going to have to add this to my “will do” list. (Who needs buckets?!)

The Adventures of a Day Hiker

I’ve often wondered about what might be the most scenic drive in all of North America. The answer is obviously subjective. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of amazing scenic routes throughout the continent. I’ve enjoyed quite a few especially scenic drives on my travels. There are scenic byways that cling to lakes and rivers, overlook beautiful canyons, climb mountains, and parallel unspoiled coastlines. For me it’s the mountain drives that reign supreme. I really struggle to proclaim a clear winner when it comes to the title of Most Scenic Drive in North America. So, here are my three finalists:

The Beartooth Highway

The Beartooth Highway is a section of Route 212 between Red Lodge and Cooke City in Montana. Cooke City is the nearest town to the Northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The scenic byway is just shy of being 69 miles long. The road climbs more than…

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