Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Spring Hill, KS, USA
61 is pretty boring, as is 36. If you have the time, take 79 from St. Louis to Hannibal, it's a great road with lots of hills and twisties, runs along the Mississippi with plenty of pull out, scenic overlooks. The closer you get to Hannibal the better it gets. From Hannibal west I would 6 west from Quincy Ill, just North of Hannibal. Take 6 west to 63 north to 136 west to 169 south. That will get you to St. Joe. 136 is a good road, it doesn't look like much on the map but it has been freshly paved and more twisty than the map indicates. The other option is to go south from St. Louis and take some of the roads along the Missouri river, 94 or 100 over toward Hermann and Jefferson City. From there you could take 50 over to KC or go on up to I-70. There are some great alphabet roads in that area also. These options will take longer than your original choice of roads, but much more interesting. Have fun and good luck.