1. Going-to-the-Sun Road
Originally constructed to promote tourism and encourage people to visit America’s national parks, this remarkable road has been achieving its purpose since its completion in 1932. The 50-mile artery carves through Montana’s Glacier National Park, shooting through the Rockies up and over the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. Be sure to watch out for blind curves and dramatic drop-offs, and avoid this one in the winter months, when snowbanks can reach 80 feet in depth.
Can’t-miss pit stop: In the summertime, plan to pause at Logan Pass. Soaring to an elevation of 6,646 feet, it has expansive overlooks, grazing mountain goats and blankets of rainbow-hued wildflower meadows.
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