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What are Your Top 5 American Roads?

Mine, in no particular order:

Utah HWY 95 between Blanding and Hanksville.

Utah HWY 128, from Cisco (at I-70) to Moab.

Texas HWY 170 between Presedio and Terlingua.

The PCH southbound, from central Oregon down past Big Sur.

US 212 aka the Beartooth HWY

edited to add: The best DAY of riding in my 38 years of doing so was a series of roads in Oregon through Hell's Canyon, from Bakersville up to Enterprise. Parts are like Tail of the Dragon, except it goes on for over 100 miles and there is NO traffic or trash on the road.


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Highway 90 along the Mississippi gulf coast

Million dollar highway (550) in Colorado

Blue Ridge Parkway

180 into California's Kings Canyon

Utah 9 thru Zion National Park

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I dont know about a top five but I can tell you the most wicked road Ive traveled was 168 from Nevada into Big Pine CA. It basically cuts from death valley over the mountain, and yes Ive ridden the dragon (219) Deals Gap in NC.


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The Devil's Highway (US-191) from Morenci to Alpine, Az. Ninety miles of twisties!

Million Dollar Highway (US-550) from Durango to Ouray, CO.

Beartooth Highway (US-212) from Cooke City to Red Lodge, MT.

Chief Joseph Highway (WYO-296) in Wyoming.

Wickenburg to Flagstaff, Az via AZ-89 & 89A. A very nice ride of 150 miles. Not in the same league as the others, but it can be a day ride from here.


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Wow there are so many

Any road with twisties, decent surface and low traffic! Man there are so many hard to pick.

Most senic ride I think was thru Sedona to the grand canyon from Phoenix.

Riding across Death valley, Riding the high desert Mohave.

PCH all of it!

101 through the Redwoods

Kentucky's Red River Gorge area
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Have a lot more I want to see, but these are my favorite from last year.

Beartooth Highway (US-212) from Cooke City to Red Lodge, MT.

Chief Joseph Highway (WYO-296) between Cody, Wy and Cooke City, Mt

Spearfish Canyon Hwy (US-14) Spearfish, SD

Trail Ridge Rd (US-34) Rocky Mtn Ntl Park, Co
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Until I make a trip "outside", I only have about 5 highways to choose from period!

Parks Hwy

Richardson Hwy

Seward Hwy

Alaska Hwy

Glenn Hwy

Those are the ones I ride most often.

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Top 5 rides

It changes regularly, but current top 5!

1. Hwy 12 Lolo Mt to Lewiston Id. 100 miles of fast sweepers.
2. Hwy 20 Burlington Wa to Winthrop Wa. Winthrop is a must see. Going west to east stop at Marblemount for an awesome breakfast and some history.
3. Hwy 99 Cache Creek BC to Whistler BC. A little rough around Lillooet but gets better and better.
4. Hwy 129 Lewiston Id to Enterprise Or. Hundreds of Switchbacks, not fast but worth it. Stop and read the population sign at Anatone Wa, the cemetary sign is right next to it, hilariious!
5. No Number, Kaslo BC to New Denver BC. short but sweet.

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My top 5

1. Icefields Parkway, Hwy 93, Lake Louise to Jasper, AB
2. BC 31A, Kaslo to New Denver, liked it so much rode it 3 times in 1 day in the middle of a mini cooper rally.
3. BC, AB Hwy 3,93,95 from Crowsnest Pass to Creston (ends at a brewery)
4. AB Hwy 22/6, Cowboy Trail from US border to Priddis.
5. AB hwy 40 over the Highwood Pass from Bow Valley Parkway junction to Longview. Rode it again last July, 85F at the junction, 38F at the top of the pass, had to stop and put on all my rain gear, gloves included to stop the cold wind, sweating profusely when I reached Longview

These may not be the most techincal rides but the scenery makes it very difficult to concentrate on the road. Breathtaking is a minimum to describe them.


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