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Your favorite roads in PNW? Let's make a list!

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Hello folks,

 

Let's get something awesome going here that we all can go back to as a useful tool later "down the road"...:D

 

Please list your absolute favorite road in the Pacific Northwest (so long as it hasn't been already mentioned in this very thread) along with either coordinates or an exact intersection for at minimum the starting point (and preferably a relative ending point). I will periodically gather each location and create a handy Google maps link along with a preview photo for each of the best stretches of pavement in the Pacific Northwest in an orderly list below. Just somewhere your 02's can smile.

I'll start things off with my favorite therapy road, drop yours below.

[your pictures of road or landmark along the route are appreciated]

 

PNW's Best Stretches of Road:

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Historic Columbia River Highway

Location (based off closest major city): Portland, Oregon

Information: An absolute must if passing through Oregon, you get some of Oregon's best in a stretch of about 15-20 miles.

Navigation: https://goo.gl/maps/qaKgFYjUtqD2 (currently the last 1/4th of route is closed due to recent wildfires, but when open - will lead you right to the famous Multnomah Falls...you can take cut to freeway to get around the closures)

Preview:

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Oregon Wine Country

Location (based off closest major city): Salem, Oregon

Information: Between Yamhill and Lane County, throughout the Willamette Valley, you'll find some of the best secondary driving roads in the world. Just keep your eyes on the road with this one, because the scenery is definitely distracting.

Navigation: https://goo.gl/maps/Twe32sLbjGm

Preview:

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Sea-to-Sky Highway Route

Location (based off closest major city): Vancouver, Canada

Information: A lengthy route from Vancouver to Whistler with lots of open road and beautiful scenery, but it can get busy. It's about a 100-mile excursion with a few great watering holes at journey's end. A great reward. At one point rated as 2nd most dangerous road in the world. You can be the judge of that.

Navigation: https://goo.gl/5NAEpm

Preview:

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Duthie Lake Rd

Location (based off closest major city): Pemberton, Canada

Information: Another 100-mile lengthy route from Pemberton to Lillooet in British Columbia on Hwy 9 (east of Pemberton, on the way to Whistler), but a great drive none the less. Not particularly well traveled (by cops either) with more than a few curves to satisfy the ultimate driving machine.

Navigation: https://goo.gl/maps/vwvR2EmBygk

Preview:

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Chuckanut Drive

Location (based off closest major city): Bellingham, Washington

Information: 30 miles of breath-taking views as you chase the curves of the road through the forests of upper Washington, just over an hour north of Seattle. Sounds like a dream.

Navigation: https://goo.gl/maps/Tb5CqaoK5Wn

Preview:

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Alsea/Mary's Peak Falls Loop 

Location (based off closest major city): Corvallis, Oregon

Information: This 70-mile route explores the western edges of the Willamette Valley, and even into the Coast Range a bit. The route passes in the shadow of majestic Marys Peak, enters the deep-forest setting of Alsea Falls, and returns via Alpine and Bellfountain roads with climbs up to 4,000ft elevation.

Navigation: https://goo.gl/5ikoyP

Preview:

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A couple north of the 49th for our PNW brethren

 

Sea to Sky Hwy ( Vancouver to Whistler) lots of open road and beautiful scenery  but can be busy. It's about a 100mi excursion with a few great watering holes at journey's end. A great reward.

 

The other is  the Duffey Lake Rd which is as well an approx. a 100 mi, on Hwy 9 east of (Pemberton, on the way to Whistler) but a great drive none the less. Not particularly well travelled( by cops either) with more than a few curves.

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North Cascades Highway (Highway 20 off I-5 at Burlington to Winthrop). About 2.5 hrs from the interstate to the small “western town”. For the very ambitious go south to Wenatchee and then back on Highway 2 thru Leavenworth, Stevens Pass and to Everett.


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FYI that highway from Pemberton to Lillooet is called the Duffey Lake Road. Not Duthie.

 

Just Google the Lake and Provincial Park of the same name and you'll see why that stretch of Highway 99 is nicknamed that. 

 

Trust me,

Adrian 

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