With summer coming to an end and fall quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the remaining sunny days. It’s time to take advantage of the still warm weather and beautiful sunsets, hop in your car and take in the sights. The Travel Channel has compiled a list of the 10 best road trips of 2014. From South Dakota to Annecy, France, see some of the most gorgeous views across the globe.
The Lasso, SD, to Devil’s Tower, WY
The 110-mile loop from Rapid City, SD, to Devil’s Tower, WY, bring out-of-this-world-views in one the country’s best road trips. This amazing drive takes your through deep forests and thrilling mountain vistas.
Unexpected Fall Foliage: Glacier National Park, Montana
One of the most iconic drives in the country, this is definitely a drive not to be missed. The engineering marvel, final constructed finished in 1932 after using half a million pounds of explosives, this drive expands 50 miles through the Glacier National Park. Fall is the perfect time for the drive as the weather change brings breathtaking color changes to the fall foliage.
Mountains and Mining Towns: The San Juan Skyway, Colorado
Nicknamed the “Road to the Sky,” this is a “must-do” for road tripping fans. The drive will take you through Old Colorado mining towns, climbs to an elevation of more than 14,000 feet and continues down to the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park.
Tour of the Island: Oahu, Hawaii
Full of hidden gems and amazing views, the best way to explore the island of Oahu is by car. From the Halona Blowhole to Lanikai Beach and Tropical Farms’ Macadamia Nut Farm this is one drive you don’t want to miss. See the surf mecca, home to the Pipeline, world famous for is surf break and beach-basking sea turtles.
Beaches and Leaf Peeping: Michigan’s Gold Coast
This three day road trip starts in Grand Rapids, MI, the perfect place to see some serious art, public gardens and craft beer. Follow the “Gold Coast” highway west to the jaw-dropping shoreline of Lake Michigan. This drive will bring you to some of the finest beaches, highest dunes and freshest seafood in America.
Check back tomorrow for 5 of the best road trips of the year outside of the US!
Travel Channels original article: http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/travels-best/photos/best-road-trips-2014?page=2