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25 Greatest Motorcycle Roads In The USA

Numbers 15 to11

Rank State Route Why I like it
15 CA SR-1
San Simeon to
Carmel 
Beach at CarmelFamous for its spectacular views, bridges and Big Sur area.  Sometimes obscured by fog, this is a road that starts its twisties at Hearst Castle and climbs and drops a couple of thousand feet as it hugs the water's edge. A few gas and food stops along the route and some great vista points.  Be careful, there are several sections where earth slides create bottlenecks and rough pavement.
14 WY SR-296
Cody to
Beartooth
Chief Joseph Trail.  Once you leave Cody you turn onto one of those roads you'veTrail winds downhill dreamed about.  Climbing turns.  Winding descents.  Beartooth Mountain views.  Some traffic on the way to Yellowstone, but not overwhelming.  Make sure you've got fuel, not much here.  Take a snack in your saddlebag.
13 CO US-550
Montrose to
Durango
Steam engine in SilvertonKnown as the Million Dollar Highway, the road works its way along the western slope of the Rockies.  South of the delightful town of Ouray the pavement switchbacks up and into mining country.  Be sure to stop in Silverton and watch the steam trains as they arrive and depart for Durango.  South of there you'll climb more to scenic views that remind you of the "Sound of Music."  Descend to Durango through even more beauty.  Gas and food available along the way.
12 WA SR-112
Clallam Bay to
Neah Bay
Narrow and curvy.  This road starts near the fishing village of Seiku and follows theFarthest northwest corner of the USA Straits of Juan de Fuca through Indian reservations and forests.  At Neah Bay the pavement ends and a gravel road leads to the farthest northwest corner of the continental United States.  If you've got the bike to handle it, you won't be disappointed.  But be aware that rain can create serious problems and there are few spots to turn around.  No problem for gas and chow.
11 VA US-13
Norfolk to Pocomoke City
Chesapeake Bay BridgeChesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel.  Simply put, you ride the bridge across the mouth of the bay watching freighters and frigates, then drop below the water through a long tunnel.  Just when you think you'll never see daylight again, you pop up above the surface with more great views.  Not a long ride, but worth the thrill.  No gas.  Snack bar at view point.

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