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10 Scenic Drives to Add to Your RV Bucket List

Few things are more American than cross-country RV road trips. Well, maybe football, cold beer, or apple pie. The point is, in America, we have wide open roads and plenty of remarkable scenery. It’s why we love long road trips and discovering new places. After all, most people buy an RV dreaming about freedom, nature, and the open road. 

Make your RV road trip fantasies a reality with this list of the best RV trip routes. You aren’t going to want to miss any of these top ten scenic drives.

1. Cascade Loop

Take a drive on the Cascade Loop in Washington to see beautiful, vast mountain ranges–many of which are RV accessible. This scenic drive includes views of valleys, farmland, the Puget Sound (where you can see orcas from May to October), and North Cascades National Park, giving it broad appeal for every kind of RVer. If you like what you see, there are plenty of RV campsites along the scenic drive.

North Cascades National Park Complex - Washington Overlook

2. Great River Road

Experience ten different states when you travel along the Great River Road. It follows the Mississippi River and is known as the longest scenic byway in the United States. This route was also a popular historic trading route that passes by various landmarks, making it an exciting road for history buffs to traverse with their RVs.

Aerial Visual of Great River Road

3. Newfound Gap Road

If you love Appalachia, you’ll love the Newfound Gap Road that carves through the Great Smoky Mountains, stretching along the Tennessee-North Carolina border. You might even catch a glimpse of the rich biodiversity in the region, including black bears. You’ll also witness spectacular foliage (which is even more beautiful in autumn) along the route.