Great Road Trips: Western States

From the mountain vistas of Mt. Rainier National Park to the houseboats of Shasta Lake, the West has gorgeous sights to see.

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    Washington
    Mt. Rainier is studded with glaciers and crevasses.

    Take this drive: Magnificent Mt. Rainier.

    Oregon: Mount Hood
    The water in Multopor Fen Preserve in Oregon's Mt. Hood territory provides serene reflections of Mt. Hood.

    Take this drive: Mount Hood

    California: Mt. Shasta-Cascade Loop Sampler
    Shasta Lake, a reservoir of the Sacramento River, is known as the Houseboat Capital of the World.

    Take this drive: Mount Shasta-Cascade Loop

    California: Pacific Coast Highway
    The shimmering blue waters of the Pacific are a sight to be savored along California's North Coast.

    Take this drive: Pacific Coast Highway

    California: Yosemite National Park
    Yosemite attracts millions of visitors each year. In the words of John Muir, Yosemite "is surely the brightest and the best of all the Lord has built."

    Take this drive: Yosemite and Beyond

    California: Redwood Highway Sampler
    During the summer, salmon fishermen moor their boats in the calm waters behind the rocky Trinidad headland, sheltering them from the Pacific Ocean.

    Take this drive: Redwood Highway

    Nevada
    Red Rock Canyon offers formations in every breathtaking hue found under the sun.

    Take this drive: Nevada 93

    Alaska
    Mt. McKinley, also called Denali, towers more than 18,000 feet above the surrounding lowlands, making it, when measured from bases to summit, even higher than Mt. Everest.

    Take this drive: George Parks Highway

    Hawaii
    Lush forests, misty waterfalls, and dazzling seascapes make the Hana Highway, along the coast of Maui, a truly unforgettable drive.

    Take this drive: Hana Highway

    Hawaii
    Fire-tinged steam rises from the sea as molten lava flows into the Pacific. The lava was ejected from the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

    Take this drive: Aloha Loop

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