The Road, Let's Travel

sign at the Little Colorado Gorge, Cameron, Arizona

Fresh off of reading a great little book, Riding With Rilke by Ted Bishop, my wanderlust is revived and, well, lusty. I thought it might be cool to make a list of roads or routes that I would like to drive someday. Or ride, on a motorcycle, if I ever get up the nerve.

Here, I will link to articles about road trips I’d like to take or have taken, and will also link to sites with information about scenic drives or road trips. If you would like to suggest a route, please (please) leave it in the comments.


The roads

Highway 93 from Wickenburg, Arizona, to Jasper, Alberta (ending on the Icefields Parkway).

Going-To-the-Sun Road through Glacier National Park, Montana

Highway 12, from Torrey to Cannonville, Utah (or this link)- through Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Beartooth Highway, Wyoming and Montana

Hwy 99, also known as the Sea To Sky Highway, from Vancouver to Whistler, British Columbia

U S Hwy 61 from Duluth, MN to the Canadian border (Stop along the way at  Split Rock Lighthouse)

Route 1, Big Sur Coast Highway, California

San Juan Skyway (U S Hwy 550) from Ouray to Durango, Colorado

Highway 76 from Taos to Pojoaque, New Mexico

Sky Island Parkway, Arizona

A 1200 mile loop on the back roads of Arizona


Before you go

America’s Byways

Montana Backroads


…And that’s why i have to go back
to so many places
there to find myself
and constantly examine myself
with no witness but the moon
and then whistle with joy,
ambling over rocks and clods of earth,
with no task but to live,
with no family but the road.

Pablo Neruda

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