Traveling Across the West

Western Coastline is a Scenic Wonder

California Scenic Railroad

Western USA offers a lot of beautiful places for you to see, such as the high peaks of Alaska and Colorado, the coastlines of Washington and Oregon, and the winding Columbia and Colorado rivers. Here are some of the most beautiful and spectacular places that you simply need to visit.

Most of these can be accessed via a railway system that runs up and down the coast line. The scenery is absolutely stunning. For a great example of a trip you can take check out the  CALIFORNIA AND NORTHWEST COASTAL ODYSSEY – 2018

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway is one of the most photographed places in the USA, and the reason why is because of its breathtaking scenic beauty. The entire coast is owned by the state of Oregon. There are roughly 300 miles of beautiful beaches, seaside cliffs, marshes, and wind-sculptured dunes.

The south end between Port Orford and Brookings offers some dramatic sea cliffs and pastoral farmlands for you to see, while the north end mostly known for its rain forests and beach towns. You can also see a number of rock formations that large colonies of seals and sea lions use as their homes. And while you are there, make sure to keep an eye out over the horizon as well because there is always a chance that you will see some grey whales.

Pacific Coast Highway

What makes Highway One one of the most beautiful roads in California is its breathtaking scenery, particularly the 123-mile stretch from Big Sur to Monterey. It is important to note that this ride is often ranked as one of the most beautiful scenic rides not just in the USA, but in the whole world as well. You can see some beautiful mountains on one side and some spectacular towering redwoods on the other.

If you decide to visit this area, you will be able to see a purple sand beach. And if you continue going south, you will be able to see the Hearst Castle, which is one of America’s few true castles.

The Loneliest Road

This is the section of US Highway 50 that became known as The Loneliest Road for somewhat obvious reasons. But here is the explanation anyway – the reason why it became known as The Loneliest Road is because it passes through a very remote area of Nevada.

But something that is very interesting about it is that it offers the freedom of the open road feeling, as well as a number of interesting distractions. And you don’t have to worry about what to do when you need to take a break to fuel up or just eat some food because there is a lot of places where you can do that.