There are many classic drives to take in western North America. We’ll add more to our website in the months ahead, but in the meantime, check our stories on a few of them such as Highway 1 north and south of San Francisco and Highway 395 along the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada. No road trip anywhere in the United States, from my perspective, is more beautiful than the loop we show in our video: Zion to Moab and back. What a trip! Don’t hesitate. Just go take it and if you can, take your time too. We give you a four-minute glimpse into a journey worth 4 weeks and more. Each place we zoom through (and many more we don’t mention) deserves a long, slow look. For example, we just briefly mentioned the north rim of the Grand Canyon, but it has much to offer and can easily be a vacation destination all by itself. It’s one-thousand feet higher, much quieter and more intimate than the Canyon’s south rim, which is also quite wonderful in other ways. We breezed through the Navajo Reservation and passed by the famous monoliths of Monument Valley. I urge you to stop, marvel and poke around. You’ll learn about geology and the complex history of the region’s native people. Watch a few John Ford westerns before you go, and you’ll recognize the terrain. And take time to visit the Hopi Reservation, just off the route we show in northern Arizona. Then there’s Bryce Canyon and all of Utah’s other national parks, monuments and wilderness areas to keep you entertained. I have a bicycle trip planned through some of this territory late in the spring of 2007. I can’t wait to go and pedal casually.