Road trips are a summer vacation staple in some families, but why wait for warmer weather to take another road trip? Winter is the perfect time to pack a bag and fill up the gas tank and hit the road. Visiting a town that is a tourist hotspot over the summer can be a great experience over the winter. While these road trips lead to ski destinations, there is much more to a winter road trip than heading to a ski resort! The following road trips are just some of the best ones to take this winter!
Interstate 70 – Denver to Crested Butte, Colorado
A Colorado winter road trip should be at the top of your travel list this winter! Starting in Denver and taking I70 west, will enable travelers the chance to stop in one of Colorado’s picturesque ski towns. Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek all have exits on I70! Not only do these ski towns feature some of the best skiing and snowboarding in all of Colorado, but they each bring their mountain charm to the snowy Colorado winters. If you are not much of a snow bunny, there is a ton of shopping and great restaurants in all the towns along I70.
Route 66 – Albuquerque, New Mexico to Flagstaff, Arizona
Everyone who is familiar with Route 66 knows it stretches from Chicago to Los Angeles and is a whopping 2,400 miles long! The best part of Route 66, you can drive sections of it instead of driving across the country! The section of the highway that runs from Albuquerque to Flagstaff only takes 4 hours, but this is the perfect weekend road trip! Once you arrive in Flagstaff, enjoy endless views of the Grand Canyon! Do not forget to make pit stops in Santa Rosa, Tucumcari, and Amarillo along the way!
Glenn Highway – Alaska
If you are looking to really disconnect and get away from the stresses of everyday life, driving Alaska’s Glenn Highway is just what the doctor prescribed. The 226-mile drive takes you through tiny towns with populations of less than 1,000 people! There are also Nordic ski destinations, bear trails, and a trip through Denali National Park. The Glenn Highway will also bring you through the village that inspired Northern Exposure!