By Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Alison Bing, Regis St. Louis, Beth Kohn
“This is a rustic of highway journeys and nice open skies, the place 4 million miles of highways lead earlier red-rock deserts, under towering mountain peaks, and throughout fertile wheat fields that roll of towards the horizon.” – Regis St Louis, Lonely Planet Writer
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