50.8 miles: 0 hours, 50 minutes
Four-lane US 19 offers many lovely vistas of forest-covered mountain ridges. The New River Gorge Bridge crosses the New River just north of Fayetteville. The third-highest steel span in the U.S., it is one of the most photographed places in the state. The bridge is open to pedestrians and extreme sports enthusiasts on “Bridge Day,” the third Saturday in October.