Whether you load into the family SUV, stretch out in an RV or test the promise of “van life,” research suggests that the open road will continue to lure traveling families. With gas prices in the affordable range, why not explore a National Scenic Byway or delve into an historic route. Popular pathways include Colorado’s San Juan Skyway, sometimes called the “million dollar highway.” Make your way along this extraordinarily spectacular drive through southwestern Colorado to appreciate jagged peaks, pastoral valleys, waterfalls and colorful canyons. In Arizona, Monument Valley delivers 250 million-year-old red rock formations, magical light and native American history in an iconic landscape. In Virginia, travelers can meander along the crest of the mountains through the woods and past spectacular vistas on Skyline Drive as it twists and turns through Shenandoah National Park.