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From Route 66 to California's Pacific Coast Highway, the US is the undisputed home of the road trip. But you don't have to stick to the well-worn routes to find those spectacular vistas...
Colorado Scenic Byway, Colorado
Cutting directly through the one and only Rocky Mountain National Park, this route is first and foremost for nature lovers. As you drive through excellent scenery - stopping for boating, fishing and hiking - keep an eye out for bears, wolves, birds of prey and other Colorado classics.
Big Bend Scenic Loop, Texas
One of the best ways to get to know the landscapes of Texas, the Big Bend Loop will take you over no less than 250 miles of road along the Mexican border. Rugged and deserted, there are no shortage of places to pull up for everything from rafting and horse riding to 4x4 tours and canoeing.
Bourbon Trail, Kentucky
Connecting the towns of Louisville, Bardstown and Frankfort, Kentucky's Bourbon Trail takes you right past the front doors of eight distilleries. Learn about the history and flavours of Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, Knob Creek, and Buffalo Trace, before taking a break with horse trekking and river cruising.
Dalton Highway, Alaska
This is not a road trip to take likely. The 414-mile Dalton Highway, also known as Alaska Highway 11, takes you along a gravel track from just north of Fairbanks all the way to Deadhorse, close to the Arctic Ocean, through the dramatic vistas of the northern state. With few stop-offs and minimal phone signal, trippers are advised to be well prepared.
Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway, Utah
You'll have to make the most of the summer months along this highway, which becomes completely inaccessible during the winter due to snow. The circular route takes you from the town of Dinosaur, in Colorado, and into Utah's national parks.