As a semi-truck driver, you have long days with drives from stop to stop. We are here to help you take advantage of the fall scenery along the routes in the United States. From the East Coast, to the South, to the Midwest, to the West Coast there is so many miles of beautiful scenery and animal life you can spot from the seat of your truck.
I-25 Through Colorado
If you ever get the chance to deliver a load to a city in Colorado and get to drive I-25, you will not be disappointed! It passes through all the major cities in Colorado east of the Rocky Mountains, including Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Fort Collins, and Greeley. If you enter Colorado from New Mexico, you will travel up I-25 and pass through the town of Wootton. I-25 then turns back up north and bypasses near the east side of the Trinidad Lake State Park, which is where you will find the Trinidad Lake, a dammed reservoir. Trinidad is the first major city that lies along I-25. The following 30 miles will take you through rural areas of Colorado until you reach Walsenburg. I-25 continues on until it bypasses the Orlando Reservoir and reaches Colorado City. From Colorado City, I-25 will take you to the St. Charles Reservoir which is right before you reach the city of Pueblo. The stretch between Denver and Colorado Springs crosses the Palmer Divide, which separates the Arkansas River basin from the South Platte basin. This drive provides you with some of I-25’s most scenic views of the Rocky Mountains and its foothills.
I-80 Through Utah
When you have the opportunity to deliver a load to Salt Lake City, Utah, you will be able to take in the beauty of the Great Salt Lake. The part of I-80 that goes through Utah is 196.34 miles long. While traveling along I-80, you will be able to see views of not only the Great Salt Lake but also Antelope Island, which is home to pronghorn, bighorn sheep, American bison, porcupine, badger, coyote, bobcat, mule deer, and millions of waterfowl. As you continue traveling down I-80, it becomes concurrent with I-15 passing along the western and southern edges of downtown Salt Lake City. After separating from I-15, I-80 continues east through South Salt Lake and continues through Parley’s Canyon, entering the Wasatch National Forest. I-80 travels through Parley’s Canyon up the western slope of the Wasatch Front, cresting the mountains at an elevation of 7,016 feet at Parley’s Summit, which is the highest point on I-80 in Utah.
When your travels take you on I-64, you will not be disappointed by the views you will see, no matter what state you go through. When driving through Missouri, you will have the opportunity to see the St. Louis Arch and view the Mississippi River. In Illinois, you will pass over Skillet Fork, which is a 98-mile river in the southern part of the state. Kentucky offers you the chance to drive through the northern part of the Daniel Boone National Forest, and in West Virginia, you will be able to see the beautiful views of the New River Gorge.
If you have been wanting to see the countryside and thought about becoming a truck driver, Trucker Search can help you find the perfect company to work for. There are various routes across the country that can make your drive fun and exciting. Contact us today at 1-888-254-3712 and our team will help you find the perfect match.