20 Scenic Drives Through Public Lands

77 minutes

Brilliant, breathtaking, and magnificent are just some of the words we would use to describe the scenic drives we discuss in this episode. That is if we had consulted a thesaurus before recording our discussion about these spectacular drives. But spectacular they are, regardless of how many times we used the word. One of the great things about visiting our public lands is the roads to and through them make the journey worth the trip even if you don’t get out of your vehicle. Here, we talk about a few of our favorite drives that we’ve discovered during our travels and give some tips and history for each.


The drives we cover in this episode:

  • Going-to-the-Sun-Road (Glacier NP)
  • Beartooth Highway (Northeast of Yellowstone NP)
  • Lamar Valley (Yellowstone NP)
  • Needles Highway (Custer State Park)
  • Badlands Loop (Badlands NP)
  • Trail Ridge Road (Rocky Mountain NP)
  • Million Dollar Highway (between Ouray and Silverton Colorado)
  • Highway 24 through Capitol Reef NP
  • Capitol Reef Scenic Drive
  • The Burr Trail (Escalante NM, Capitol Reef NP, and Glen Canyon NRA)
  • Skyline Drive (Shenandoah NP)


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