If there is a "most beautiful" category for rides in Washington State, surely the North Cascades Loop is a major contender. The loop encompasses Highway 2, Highway Alt. 97 (hwy 97), and Highway 20. If you've been on this ride before, find a great excuse to do it again. If you haven't, off we go!
Take as many days as you wish but to get the full blast out of this incredible ride, try to schedule three or four days. It's a good idea to highlight the route on your tank bag/trip map to make it easier to follow.