One of the main perks of truck driving is the freedom—it’s just you, your cab, and the open road. Fortunately for you, being a truck driver, allows you to avoid the daily annoyances of a 9-5 office job. You avoid having someone creeping over your shoulder making sure your completing you daily tasks, you aren’t cooped up in a cubicle, behind a desk, staring at a computer screen all day—you’re watching the clouds run across the sky and experiencing sunsets daily. Ignite your senses and spice up your eye candy with these must-see monuments and landmarks next time you’re on route!
- Badlands National Park– if you’re driving along Interstate 90 in South Dakota keep your eye out for the brown signs alerting you of this beautiful landmark. Badlands National Park is mainly a drive-thru park and made up of multiple rock formations, hiking trails, and allows you to camp. Viewers suggest going at different times of the day to see how the light transforms the scenery. Photographer Blaine Harrington III says, “It’s kind of trippy, like being on the moon.”
- Highway 1– noted as one of the most meditative and beautiful drives you can take throughout the nation Highway 1 is a must. If you’re in the area, or passing through, make sure you check out this 135-mile stretch of California’s Pacific Highway 1. The route is between San Luis Obispo and Monterey.
- Big Bend National Park– down south, along the Mexico border in West Texas hides one of the darkest places in the nation. Conveying beautiful species, thousands of plants, and offering an almost crystal clear view of the Milky Way throughout the night, Big Bend is a must see. The park is bounded by the Rio Grande and Santa Elena Canyon (also quite notable landmarks to see).
- Devils Tower– surrounded by the Black Hills of Wyoming, this monument is Sacred among tribes that have a connection to the area. Off of WY110, Devils Tower is huge from a distance, but up close its intricate details and surrounding boulder fields allow you to explore and define your place in the cultural and natural world!
- Glenwood Canyon– noted for it’s rare ability to be enjoyed at 50mph, Glenwood Canyon in Colorado is a must see. This landmark provides a 12.5-mile, beautifully engineered stretch high above the Colorado River. The site offers enormous rock faces, mountains, canyons, and the rushing river.
If you’re traveling along the infamous “mother road of America” Route 66, you should definitely stop and experience some of what Roadtrippers has to offer as well. From the Best ’66 Bars to Roadside Icons, this site can put you in the center of all you want to do or see while making deliveries.