Drives of a Lifetime - Highway 89 from Flagstaff to the Canadian Border

This drive is included in the National Geographic book Drives of a Lifetime that it is one of the fun, open roads to drive and "traverses cactus-filled desert, a volcanic plateau with lava flows, the red rocks of Sedona, and the Great Salt Lake."

Highway 89 in Wikipedia

Excursion: The red rocks of Sedona. This drive is also included in the National Geographic book Drives of a Lifetime.

Directions:

From Flagstaff, follow Oak Creek Canyon to Sedona along Ariz. 89A.

At Sedona turn onto Hwy 179. The byway runs from the Chapel of the Holy Cross to the intersection of Hwy 179 and I-17.

Distance: 19. 5 miles
Driving time: 1 hour

YouTube video of highway 179

Drives of a Lifetime - AZ Hwy 69 Grand Canyon South Rim

This drive is included in the National Geographic book Drives of a Lifetime.

AZ 69, along the south rim of the Grand Canyon, connects Grand Canyon Village with Desert View.”

Drives of a Lifetime (Mountain) - AZ Hwy 191 Clifton to Springerville

This drive is included in the National Geographic book Drives of a Lifetime, which states that this road contains hundreds of switchbacks, is one of the least traveled roads in the US, and contains excellent views.

Distance: 123 miles
Driving Time: 4 to 5 hours

Drives of a lifetime - California Santa Monica to Zuma Beach

This drive is included in the National Geographic book Drives of a Lifetime. This drive includes mountains and seascapes.

Drives of a lifetime - California Pacific Highway 1: Morro Bay to Monterey

This drive is included in the National Geographic book Drives of a Lifetime. It includes Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel, and Big Sur.

Distance: 123 miles

Driving Time: 3 hours

Drives of a lifetime - California Pacific Coast Highway 1: Bodega Bay to Fort Bragg

This drive is included in the National Geographic book Drives of a Lifetime.

Distance: 107 miles

Driving Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Drives of a lifetime - California Lost Coast: Ferndale to Weott and Phillipsville to Pepperwood

This drive is included in the National Geographic book Drives of a Lifetime.

Distance: Lost Coast 65 miles; Avenue of the Giants 31 miles.

Driving Time: 2 hours

Directions: Mattole Road: Ferndale to Weott.  Highway 254: Pepperwood to Phillipsville.