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A National Scenic Byway is a road recognized by the United States Department of Transportation for its archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and/or scenic qualities. The program was established by Congress in 1991 to preserve and protect the nation's scenic but often less-traveled roads and promote tourism and economic development. The program is administered by the Federal Highway Administration. Established October 15, 1966 Activated April 1, 1967 Secretary Mary Peters Deputy Secretary Maria Cino Budget $58 billion (2004 estimate) Employees 58,622 (2004 estimate) The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transport. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a division of the United States Department of Transportation that specializes in highway transportation. ...

The most scenic of the roads in the program are designated All-American Roads. The designation means they have features that do not exist elsewhere in the United States and are scenic enough to be tourist destinations unto themselves. As of September 2005, there are 99 Scenic Byways and 27 All-American Roads, located in 44 states (all except Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Texas).[1] 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in September September 28 : Constance Baker Motley September 25 : M. Scott Peck September 25 : Don Adams September 20 : Simon Wiesenthal September 14 : Robert Wise September 10 : Hermann Bondi September 8 : Donald Horne September 7 : Moussa Arafat...


All-American Roads (alphabetically)

Those marked with asterisks had their designations added, extended, or upgraded in 2005.

The Alaska Marine Highway or the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is a ferry service that is operated by the government of the state of Alaska in the United States. ... Beartooth Pass in June 2004. ... Blue Ridge Parkway route map The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States, noted for its scenic beauty. ... Chinook Scenic Byway is an All-American Road in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Colonial Parkway is a scenic 23-mile parkway linking the 3 popular attractions of Virginias Historic Triangle of colonial-era communities, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. ... The Creole Nature Trail is along portions of the Louisiana state highways 14, 82, 27, 384, and 385 in Southwest Louisiana. ... The George Washington Memorial Parkway, known to local motorists simply as the G.W. Parkway, is a parkway maintained by the U.S. National Park Service. ... Utahs Scenic Byway 12, more formally known as Highway 12 - A Journey Through Time Scenic Byway, is an All-American Road located in Garfield County and Wayne County, Utah, USA. Proceeding west to east for 122 miles (nearly 200 km), the highway starts south of Panguitch, crosses part of... 1937 sketch including Columbia River Highway (now U.S. Highway 30) as it passes west of Sauvie Island, northwest of Portland. ... Mile markers can still be found along the National Road; this one is located in Columbus, Ohio. ... The International Selkirk Loop is a 280 mile/450 km scenic road loop circling the Selkirk Mountains. ... The south end of The Strip. ... The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444 mile (715 km) long parkway, in the form of a limited-access two-lane road, in the southeastern United States. ... The North Shore Scenic Drive is an All-American Road that follows St. ... State Route 179, also known as SR-179 and the Red Rock Scenic Byway, is a north-south state highway in Arizona running from Interstate 17 north of Rimrock to State Route 89 in Sedona. ... State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ... The Seward Highway is a highway and All-American Road on the Kenai Peninsula in south central Alaska. ... The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway is an All-American Road in California and Oregon. ...

National Scenic Byways (by state)


  • Cherohala Skyway (North Carolina, Tennessee)
  • Connecticut River Byway (New Hampshire, Vermont)
  • Crowley's Ridge Parkway (Arkansas, Missouri)
  • Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway (Colorado, Utah)
  • Great River Road (Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, Wisconsin)
  • Historic Route 66 (Arizona, Illinois, New Mexico)
  • Native American Scenic Byway (North Dakota, South Dakota)
  • Ohio River Scenic Byway (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio)
  • Santa Fe Trail (Colorado, New Mexico)
  • Seaway Trail (New York, Pennsylvania)
  • Talimena Scenic Drive (Arkansas, Oklahoma)
  • Trail of the Ancients (Colorado, Utah)

Alabama The Cherohala Skyway is a paved 50 mile, two-lane road that connects connects Tellico Plains, TN to Robbinsville, NC. It is named from a combination of the Cherokee National Forest and Nantahala National Forest, Cherokee and Nantahala. ... The Great River Road is a collection of state, provincial, federal and local roads which follow the course of the Mississippi River through ten U. S. states and one Canadian province. ... U.S. Route 66, (also known as Route 66, The Main Street of America, The Mother Road and the Will Rogers Highway[1]) was a highway in the U.S. Highway system. ... Trail logo The Santa Fe Trail was a historic 19th century transportation route across southwestern North America connecting Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... The Seaway Trail is a 504 mile (811 km) National Scenic Byway in the United States, mostly contained in New York but with a small segment in Pennsylvania. ...

Alaska State Route 281 in Alabama, also known as SR 281 and as Talladega Scenic Drive, extends from U.S. Route 78/SR 4 west of Heflin to the intersection of two unpaved forest roads in the Talladega National Forest. ...

Arizona The Glenn Highway (part of Alaska State Highway 1 is a highway that connects Anchorage, Alaska to the Richardson Highway at Glennallen, Alaska. ...

California U.S. Route 191 is a spur of U.S. Route 91 that has two branches. ... State Route 67 (SR-67) is a forty-two mile, north-south state highway in northern Arizona. ... Catalina Highway on Mount Lemmon Catalina Highway on the way from Tucson to Summerhaven, AZ at the top of Mt. ...

Colorado JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-47 LA ?? SR-91 LA ?? I-10 LA ?? Legend Prev Next < Route 109 Route 111 > California State Highways Current - Unconstructed - Deleted - Scenic California State Route 110 extends from California State Route 47 in San Pedro, California to Glenarm Street in Pasadena, California, USA. Most of Route 110... Death Valley Scenic Byway is a byway in California, United States. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-80 CC 0. ... California State Route 120, in northern California, is the end of the freeways heading east from the San Francisco Bay Area. ...

  • Colorado River Headwaters Byway
  • Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway
  • Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway
  • Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway
  • Top of the Rockies

Connecticut Scenery along the byway. ... Top of the Rockies is the name of a National Scenic Byway in Colorado, in the Western United States. ...

Delaware // Route 169 is a 38. ... Merritt Parkway in autumn. ...

  • Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway


Georgia Current route Most of SR A1A runs along the Atlantic Ocean, with sections from Key West at the southern tip of Florida, all the way to Fernandina Beach, just south of Georgia. ... Alligators are a common sight along the scenic Tamiami Trail from Miami to Naples. ...

  • Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Byway

Idaho The Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway is a scenic highway in the U.S. state of Georgia that includes State Route 180, State Route 348 (Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway) and parts of State Route 17 and State Route 75 Alternate. ...

  • Payette River Scenic Byway
  • Pend Oreille Scenic Byway
  • Pioneer Historic Byway
  • Western Heritage Historic Byway


  • Illinois River Road: Route of the Voyageurs
  • Lincoln Highway
  • Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route

Iowa Lincoln Highway bridge in Tama, Iowa The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway in the United States. ...

  • Loess Hills Scenic Byway


  • Flint Hills Scenic Byway
  • Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway

Kentucky The Flint Hills. ...

Maine U.S. Highway 23 is a long north-south U.S. highway between Mackinaw City, Michigan and Jacksonville, Florida. ...

  • Old Canada Road Scenic Byway
  • Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway
  • Schoodic Scenic Byway


Michigan The Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway is a National Scenic Byway on Marylands Eastern Shore region. ...

  • Copper Country Trail
  • River Road Scenic Byway
  • Woodward Avenue (M-1)

Minnesota M-1, more commonly known as Woodward Avenue, is a north-south state highway in Michigan. ...

Missouri Minnesota State Highway 38 is a highway in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... The Grand Rounds Scenic Byway is a linked series of park areas in Minneapolis, Minnesota that takes a roughly circular path through the city. ... Minnesota State Highway 16 is a two lane highway in Southeast Minnesota that follows the route of Old U.S. Highway 16. ...

  • Little Dixie Highway of the Great River Road


  • Lake Tahoe - Eastshore Drive
  • Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway

New Hampshire Tahoe redirects here. ...

New Mexico The Kancamagus Highway is a 34 1/2-mile, two-lane road that runs east-west through the White Mountains of New Hampshire in New England. ...

  • Billy the Kid Trail
  • El Camino Real
  • Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway
  • Jemez Mountain Trail
  • Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway
  • Turquoise Trail

New York New Mexico State Highway 14, part of which is known as the Turquoise Trail is a scenic byway connecting Santa Fe to Albuqurque. ...

  • Mohawk Towpath Byway

North Dakota

  • Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway


  • Amish Country Byway
  • Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail
  • Ohio & Erie Canalway


South Carolina Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway shown highlighted in green The Cascades Lakes Scenic Byway is a National Scenic Byway in central Oregon in the United States. ... Mount Hood and the Sandy River as seen from the Jonsrud Viewpoint along the byway. ... The Outback Scenic Byway is a designated National Scenic Byway on Oregon state highways that features the scenic rugged landscape of Central Oregon. ... West Cascades Scenic Byway shown in green The West Cascades Scenic Byway is a 220 mi (352 km) National Scenic Byway in the U.S. state of Oregon. ...

South Dakota South Carolina Highway 61 is a minor highway through South Carolina. ...

  • Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway


  • The Energy Loop: Huntington & Eccles Canyons Scenic Byways
  • Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway
  • Logan Canyon Scenic Byway
  • Nebo Loop Scenic Byway


Washington Shenandoah National Park encompasses part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Piedmont region of Virginia. ...

  • Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway
  • Mountains to Sound Greenway - I-90
  • Stevens Pass Greenway
  • Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway - SR 112

West Virginia Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... Legend Washington State Routes < Route 111 Route 113 > Washington State Route 112 is a highway that connects Neah Bay, Washington with Port Angeles, Washington. ...

A scenic view of the New River Valley from Hawks Nest State park, Ansted, West Virginia A sign for Midland Trail marks the path in Ansted, West Virginia. ... The Washington Heritage Trail is a 127-mile self-guided driving trail through the easternmost counties of West Virginias Eastern Panhandle: Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan. ...

See also

The system of National Auto Trails was an informal network of marked routes that existed in the United States and Canada in the early part of the 20th century. ...


  1. ^ America's Byways®. National Scenic Byways Online. Retrieved on 2006-07-05.

2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ...

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