Call us sentimental, but there’s still something evocative about the image of hightailing along open roads in North America. Between the wide open plains, mountain passes, great lakes, deserts, and winding coastal routes of the USA and Canada, there’s enough to keep drivers and their cars busy for months or even years.
It’s all but impossible to sum up North America’s motoring experiences in just 6 top driving roads, but we’re going to give it a try.
Just like our last piece on the Top Driving Roads in Europe, we’re looking for more than just speed and thrills, more than just a great view, and certainly more than just an overcrowded tourist hot spot. We’re looking for the roads that offer challenging surfaces, jaw dropping vistas and motoring variety all in one.
Oh, and we’re not going to bring Route 66 into this. It’s incredible, no doubt, and it should be on your bucket list. But at almost 2,500 miles (4000 Km), it’s just a little bit too long to complete over a weekend!
So with that in mind, we’ve combed the continent for just 6 roads worth dreaming and writing about.
Here are SpeedHolic’s Top 6 Driving Roads in North America:
Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada
We’ll start up north in Canada. Between the Banff and Jasper National Parks, Highway 93 N unfurls itself for just shy of 150 miles of driving pleasure. The surface is in great shape, and the journey itself offers a perfect blend of unending straights and meandering curves around shimmering lakes, verdant forests, stark cliffs and the snow capped Canadian Rocky Mountains.