St. Louis July 23, 2017
The 9 Best Back Roads Around St. Louis For A Scenic Drive
All around St. Louis are beautiful rivers and landscapes. From farms, to streams, to big rivers, there is a lot of beauty surrounding St. Louis. If you feel like a drive, here are nine of the best back roads around St. Louis for a scenic drive:
1. The Great River Road in Alton, Illinois.
The Great River Road runs alongside the Mississippi River to Alton and offers unbelievable views.
2. The Great River Road, Grafton, Il.
The breathtaking views continue along the Mississippi and limestone bluffs are hard to beat.
3. Route 94 to Augusta, Missouri
Route 94 takes you through Missouri wine country and Augusta, Missouri. Augusta is located on the bluffs above the Missouri River Valley and offers amazing wineries with spectacular views.
4. Hwy 94 to Hermann
Hermann is further past Augusta off of Route 94 and a unique town in the Missouri River Valley filled with wineries, music festivals, and food festivals. Art galleries, shops, and breathtaking views make this drive well worth the effort.
5. Historic Route 66
Route 66 will take you all the way from St. Louis to California. Along the way you will see unique landscapes, towns, roadside attractions, people, and food.
6. West on 70, then North on 79
This route will take you to Clarksville, Missouri. You will drive along the bluff and get amazing glimpses of the Mississippi River. When you get to Clarksville you can watch barges go through the locks.
7. St. Paul Road near Castlewood State Park in West County
St. Paul Road is not a well known road near Castle Wood Park. The road will bring you down to the Meremac River through beautiful landscape. There are a handful of little unique towns you may not even know exist!
8. Rockwoods Reservation
Rockwoods Reservation is 1,880 acres in Wildwood. It is a scenic drive and there is plenty to do in the park.
9. Lone Elk Park in Valley Park
Lone Elk Park is an amazing little piece of nature right next to highway 44. You drive through the park and are able to view bison, elk, deer, wild turkey, and waterfowl in their natural habitat.
There are so many great and scenic back roads around St. Louis with a view, let us know in the comments about more roads we may not know about! For more great scenic drives throughout Missouri, check out
these 15 country roads around the state.