Within the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Trail Ridge Road reaches a maximum elevation of 12,183 feet. Compare that to the highest paved pass in the Alps at 9,252 feet.
The Snowy Range Scenic Byway was called the "Great Skyroad" when it was completed in 1926 after 6 years of construction. Maximum elevation is at Snowy Range Pass at 10, 847 feet.
The Black Hills of South Dakota are a motorcycle rider's paradise. There are a multitude of curvy roads and fascinating rock formations. No wonder 500,000 motorcyclists descend on the area every August for the annual Sturgis Rally.
Stretching from the Big Horn Basin at Dayton, WY and going over the crest of the Big Horn Mountains to the Powder River Basin at Shell, WY is the 58-mile Big Horn Scenic Byway.
Designated an All-American Road in 2002, the Beartooth Highway has been described by former CBS correspondent Charles Kuralt as 'the most beautiful drive in America'. Beartooth Pass was rated the best motorcycling road in America by the American Motorcycle Association.
Lolo Pass is one of the premier motorcycling roads in the Pacific Northwest. If you catch it on a sunny day, which is quite often in the summer, it is superb.
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Thomas R. Powell
Last updated on 01/06/2020.