America's Most Scenic Roads
Trail Ridge Road, Colorado
Welcome to the highest continually paved road in the U.S.: the Trail Ridge Road winds as high as 12,185 feet through Rocky Mountain National Park. Following a route traced over the Continental Divide by Native Americans for thousands of years, visitors can see elk, deer, and bighorn sheep above the tree line in the dramatic tundra.
Stop: The imposing Victorian splendor of the Stanley Hotel, in Estes Park, CO, was Stephen King’s inspiration for The Shining. (stanleyhotel.com; from $139 in low season)