5. Devil's Backbone
What's officially known as R.M. 32 is one of the Lone Star State's prettiest drives. It runs 50 miles, give or take, from Wimberley to Blanco, and along the way it navigates a winding ridge that showcases Texas Hill Country.
6. Beartooth Highway
With one terminus at the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park, the Beartooth Highway was dubbed "the most scenic drive in America" by late broadcasting legend Charles Kuralt. Open in summer only, the route traverses 10,947-foot Beartooth Pass between Red Lodge and Cooke City, Mont., zigzagging in and out of Wyoming en route.
7. Utah Highway 12
Bookended by two national parks — Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef — Highway 12 cuts through 124 miles of dramatic Southwestern red-rock scenery. En route, it also provides access to the lesser-visited Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Kodachrome Basin State Park.
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