Six scenic routes CDL-A drivers must see this summer

Post Date - Jul 26, 2023

Summer is the perfect season to be on the road. The sun is out, the weather is warm, and nature is in full bloom. As a professional driver, you have an important job to do, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the journey! At Tyson, we want our drivers to make the most of their time in the driver’s seat. Here are six scenic drives to take this summer.

I-10 and 1-40

While I-10 is best known for its connection between Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, it continues all the way into Jacksonville, Florida. This route is not like any others in the U.S., offering spectacular views, and if that’s not convincing enough, the miles between Arizona to Florida is the only U.S. highway that can boast snow-free conditions every day of the year! If your travels happen to take you farther north, I-40 rivals I-10 in the beautiful scenery and captivating vistas. This drive winds through two of the country's grandest mountain ranges, the Appalachians, and Rockies, making it a trip you’ll never forget.

The Overseas Highway

This route, also known as the “Highway that Goes to Sea,” is considered one of the most beautiful drives in Florida and is one that you’re sure to love. The highway is over 100 miles long, ranging from Miami to Key West, Florida, and includes a whopping 42 bridges! The drive offers stunning views of the turquoise ocean and its colorful coral reefs that will leave you speechless.

Pacific Coast Highway

This highway has a reputation for being one of the most famous drives in the world, making it a shoo-in for our list. Located along the California coastline, and stretching all the way into Washington, this highway is full of stunning vistas and once-in-a-lifetime scenery. Aside from hitting some major cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle, this scenic route also takes you by Venice Beach, Bixby Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, and Glass Beach, among other unique flora and fauna, including the world-famous giant Redwoods!

The Swiss Alps

You won’t actually be going abroad for this trip, since it’s technically the Swiss Alps of Texas, but this scenic route is definitely worth your time. This mountain range in Davis Mountains State Park is the most extensive in the state and incorporates Highways 337, 187, and 470 for a and even a chance for some once-in-a-lifetime stargazing!

San Juan Skyway in Colorado

Colorado’s San Juan Skyway is a bucket list drive. Offering up some of Colorado’s most stunning views, it also offers the ability to travel through time. As a 223-mile loop that winds through Pueblo Native American ruins and the modern Telluride mountains, you’ll move from the past into the present, all while soaking in magnificent views.

Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina

This parkway starts in Smoky Mountain National Park and ends in Shenandoah National Parking, giving you the chance to check two national parks off your need-to-see list in just one go! This breathtaking drive includes seemingly endless views of mountain peaks, the chance to see black bears in their natural habitat, and if you’re able to time it just right, a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise or sunset. This drive also includes an impressive architectural feat, the Linn Cove Viaduct, a 1,243-foot-long bridge that winds around Grandfather Mountain.

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