Beware these road trips outside of the summer months.
Road trips are always “in season.” But there are admittedly certain roadways that weren’t made for winter exploration, with seasonal safety closures due to snow and ice. But the byways that are at these higher elevations oftentimes offer even greater rewards when they are traversable in higher temperatures. Motorists can enjoy unparalleled alpine sights of scenic vistas and panoramic passes that can only be seen at certain times of the year, making them all the more special for planning a dedicated trip to explore. Here are 12 of the most scenic seasonal summer drives across America for an unforgettable warm-weather road trip.