Sure, road trips are not for everyone. If you’re into interminable airport security lines, road trips are not for you. If you enjoy being treated like cattle, go ahead and board that stuffy airplane.
But if you appreciate brassy threads of sunlight the color of French horns streaming across an Idaho highway, a Western road trip might be just for you. Read more »
We have eight ideas for road trips: In California: Gold Country, Mineral King Road, Eastern Sierra and Montaña de Oro. West adventures: Denver, Montana ghost towns, three trips in one: Nevada, Utah and Arizona and to the north: British Columbia.
You'll also find:
- Our travel writer Christopher Reynolds takes a road trip to the northern Oregon coast.
- Short on time? Go on a weekend escape. We have 13 ideas of where to go.
- Road trip tips on gas, altitude sickness, trivia and traveling with a dog.
- State tourism offices, rental car lists and national parks of the west.
Have an incredible road trip story or a useful tip? Share your memories and suggestions with us in the comments or by tweeting at us with the hashtag #LATRoadTrips.