Interstate 80 connects two major US cities—San Francisco and Teaneck, New Jersey, right outside New York City—making it a popular and well-traveled route. Though its endpoints are two of the country's coolest destinations, you should not zoom through the middle.
Along the way, you'll pass through Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Omaha, Des Moines, and more. You'll travel across states like Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, which are all loaded with offbeat and interesting attractions. Here are some of the coolest things to see and do along I-80.
179 South 2700 East, Saint George, United States
Highway 89, Page, AZ, US
US Route 160, Kayenta, United States
Indn Route 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ, US
Located at the Junction of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, NM, US
27501 Hwy 184, Dolores, CO, US
Anasazi Heritage Center 27501 Hwy. 184, Dolores, CO, US
County Road 268A, Cortez, CO, US
Utah 211 Scenic, Monticello, UT, US
11037 S Hwy 191, Moab, UT, US
Hwy 313, Moab, UT, US
Moab, UT, US
N Highway 191, Moab, UT, US
401 N River St, Glenwood Springs, CO, US
1000 Pamela Ln, Steamboat Springs, CO, US
Fish Creek Falls Road, County Road 32, Steamboat Springs, CO, US
1000 US Highway 36, Estes Park, CO, US
265-A E 29th St, Loveland, CO, US
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO, US
Mile 658, Guernsey, WY, US
There's no bad time of year to road trip along I-80. Snow might make traveling a little tougher in the winter, closing some attractions and slowing down your drive, but there are enough big cities along the way and other travelers on the highway, ensuring something will always be open.