National Scenic Byway
|National Scenic Byways Program|
All-American Roads highlighted with red dots, National Scenic Byways with blue dots
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A National Scenic Byway is a road recognized by the United States Department of Transportation for one of the six "intrinsic qualities": archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and/or scenic. 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 National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP) is administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
The most scenic byways are designated All-American Roads, which must meet two out of the six intrinsic qualities. The designation means they have features that do not exist elsewhere in the United States and are unique and important enough to be tourist destinations unto themselves. As of November 2010, there are 120 National Scenic Byways and 31 All-American Roads, located in 46 states (all except Hawaii, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Texas).
The NSBP was established under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, which provided $74.3 million in discretionary grants. On May 18, 1995, FHWA specified the intrinsic qualities that would serve as criteria for designating road as National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads. In September U.S. Transportation Secretary Federico Peña announced the first 14 National Scenic Byways and six All-American Roads. On June 9, 1998, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) provided $148 million to states so they could develop state roads to take advantage of the program.
On August 10, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), which provided $175 million to states and Indian tribes. Most recently, on October 16, 2009, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood designated 37 new roads as National Scenic Byways and five new All-American Roads.
National Scenic Byways must go through a nomination procedure, and must already be designated as a state scenic byway in order to be nominated (However, roads that meet all criteria and requirements for national designation but not state or designation criteria may be considered for national designation on a case-by-case basis).
To be considered for designation as a National Scenic Byway a road must "significantly meet at least one of the six scenic byways intrinsic qualities". To be designated as an All-American Road, a road must have met at least two of the six qualities.
- Scenic quality is the heightened visual experience derived from the view of natural and manmade elements of the visual environment of the scenic byway corridor. The characteristics of the landscape are strikingly distinct and offer a pleasing and most memorable visual experience.
- Natural quality applies to those features in the visual environment that are in a relatively undisturbed state. These features predate the arrival of human populations and may include geological formations, fossils, landform, water bodies, vegetation, and wildlife. There may be evidence of human activity, but the natural features reveal minimal disturbances.
- Historic quality encompasses legacies of the past that are distinctly associated with physical elements of the landscape, whether natural or manmade, that are of such historic significance that they educate the viewer and stir an appreciation for the past. The historic elements reflect the actions of people and may include buildings, settlement patterns, and other examples of human activity.
- Cultural quality is evidence and expressions of the customs or traditions of a distinct group of people. Cultural features include, but are not limited to, crafts, music, dance, rituals, festivals, speech, food, special events, or vernacular architecture.
- Archeological quality involves those characteristics of the scenic byways corridor that are physical evidence of historic or prehistoric human life or activity. The scenic byway corridor's archeological interest, as identified through ruins, artifacts, structural remains, and other physical evidence have scientific significance that educate the viewer and stir an appreciation for the past.
- Recreational quality involves outdoor recreational activities directly association with and dependent upon the natural and cultural elements of the corridor's landscape. The recreational activities provide opportunities for active and passive recreational experiences. They include, but are not limited to, downhill skiing, rafting, boating, fishing, and hiking. Driving the road itself may qualify as a pleasurable recreational experience. The recreational activities may be seasonal, but the quality and importance of the recreational activities as seasonal operations must be well recognized.
Corridor management plans
A corridor management plan must also be developed, with community involvement, and the plan "should provide for the conservation and enhancement of the byway's intrinsic qualities as well as the promotion of tourism and economic development". The plan includes, but is not limited to:
- A map identifying the corridor boundaries and the location of intrinsic qualities and different land uses within the corridor.
- A strategy for maintaining and enhancing those intrinsic qualities.
- A strategy describing how existing development might be enhanced and new development might be accommodated while still preserving the intrinsic qualities of the corridor.
- A general review of the road's or highway's safety and accident record to identify any correctable faults in highway design, maintenance, or operations.
- A signage plan that demonstrates how the State will insure and make the number and placement of signs more supportive of the visitor experience.
- A narrative describing how the National Scenic Byway will be positioned for marketing.
Corridor management plans for All-American Roads must also include:
- A narrative on how the All-American Road would be promoted, interpreted, and marketed in order to attract travelers, especially those from other countries.
- A plan to encourage the accommodation of increased tourism, if this is projected. Some demonstration that the roadway, lodging and dining facilities, roadside rest areas, and other tourist necessities will be adequate for the number of visitors induced by the byway's designation as an All-American Road.
- A plan for addressing multi-lingual information needs.
List of byways
|NSB||A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway||Florida||Follows Atlantic coast barrier islands||June 13, 2002|
|AAR||Acadia Byway||Maine||Scenic drive past mountains on the Maine shore||June 15, 2000 (AAR)|
|NSB||Alabama’s Coastal Connection||Alabama||Scenic drive along the Gulf coast||October 16, 2009|
|AAR||Alaska's Marine Highway||Alaska||Ferry system connecting Alaskan coastal communities||June 13, 2002 (NSB)
September 22, 2005 (AAR)
|NSB||Amish Country||Ohio||Historic drive through eastern Ohio's Amish communities||June 13, 2002|
|NSB||Arroyo Seco Parkway Scenic Byway||California||The first freeway in the Western U.S., connecting Los Angeles and Pasadena through the Arroyo Seco||June 13, 2002|
|NSB||Ashley River Road||South Carolina||Traverses a historic district along the Ashley River||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||Baltimore's Historic Charles Street||Maryland||Runs along Charles Street, the main street of Baltimore||October 16, 2009|
|AAR||Beartooth Scenic Byway||Montana, Wyoming||Scenic northeastern entrance to Yellowstone National Park||June 15, 2000 (AAR)
June 13, 2002 (extended in Montana)
|NSB||Billy the Kid Trail||New Mexico||Scenic drive through rugged mountains||June 9, 1998|
|AAR||Blue Ridge Parkway||North Carolina, Virginia||Scenic drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains||September 19, 1996 (AAR, North Carolina)
September 22, 2005 (AAR, Virginia)
|NSB||Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway||Delaware||Historic rolling hills of northern Delaware||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway||Oregon||Connects lakes and forests of central Oregon||June 9, 1998|
|NSB||Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway||Maryland||Scenic and historic drive through the Catoctin Mountains||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Cherohala Skyway||North Carolina, Tennessee||Ridgetop drive in the Appalachians||September 19, 1996 (Tennessee)
June 9, 1998 (North Carolina)
|NSB||Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway||South Carolina||Scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Escarpment||June 9, 1998|
|NSB||Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway||Maryland||Traverses the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay||June 13, 2002|
|AAR||Chinook Scenic Byway||Washington||Scenic drive with views of Mount Rainier||June 9, 1998 (AAR)|
|NSB||Coal Heritage Trail||West Virginia||Historic drive through coal-producing areas of southwestern West Virginia||June 9, 1998|
|AAR||Colonial Parkway||Virginia||Landscaped parkway through historic areas||September 22, 2005 (AAR)|
|NSB||Colorado River Headwaters Byway||Colorado||Descent along the Colorado River through canyons||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Connecticut River Byway||Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont||Scenic drive on both sides of New England's longest river||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Connecticut State Route 169||Connecticut||One of the last unspoiled areas in New England||September 19, 1996|
|NSB||Copper Country Trail||Michigan||Traverses an area developed for copper mining||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Coronado Trail Scenic Byway||Arizona||Scenic drive through high deserts and forests||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway||Washington||Passes through coulees formed by receding glaciers||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Country Music Highway||Kentucky||Historic drive through eastern Kentucky||June 13, 2002|
|AAR||Creole Nature Trail||Louisiana||Marshes and prairies of southern Louisiana||September 19, 1996 (NSB)
June 13, 2002 (AAR)
|NSB||Crowley's Ridge Parkway||Arkansas, Missouri||Scenic drive along Crowley's Ridge, with a diversity of plant species||June 9, 1998 (Arkansas)
June 15, 2000 (Missouri)
|NSB||Death Valley Scenic Byway||California||Scenic drive through the lowest place in North America, surrounded by mountains||June 9, 1998
June 13, 2002 (extended)
|NSB||Delaware River Scenic Byway||New Jersey||Scenic and historic drive along the Delaware River in central New Jersey||October 16, 2009|
|NSB||Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway||Colorado, Utah||Passes many dinosaur fossil sites||June 13, 2002|
|NSB||East Tennessee Crossing||Tennessee||October 16, 2009|
|NSB||Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway||California||Crossing of the Sierra Nevada past giant sequoia groves||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Edge of the Wilderness||Minnesota||Scenic drive through forests and hills of northern Minnesota||September 19, 1996|
|NSB||Edisto Island National Scenic Byway||South Carolina||Scenic drive along marshes and through live oak forests in the Lowcountry of South Carolina||October 16, 2009|
|NSB||El Camino Real||New Mexico||Historic north–south route through central New Mexico||June 9, 1998
September 22, 2005 (extended)
|NSB||The Energy Loop: Huntington/Eccles Canyons Scenic Byway||Utah||Historic drive past coal mining operations||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway||Utah||Scenic drive through the Uinta Mountains||June 9, 1998|
|NSB||Flint Hills Scenic Byway||Kansas||Scenic drive through Great Plains grasslands||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway||North Carolina||October 16, 2009|
|AAR||Florida Keys Scenic Highway||Florida||Scenic drive through the Florida Keys||October 16, 2009 (AAR)|
|NSB||Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway||Colorado||Follows the paths of early explorers through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains||June 9, 1998|
|AAR||George Washington Memorial Parkway||Virginia||Landscaped parkway along the Potomac River||September 22, 2005 (AAR)|
|NSB||Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway||New Mexico||Scenic drive past mountains and lakes of southwestern New Mexico||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Glenn Highway||Alaska||Terrain shaped by receding glaciers||June 13, 2002|
|NSB||Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway||Colorado||Follows stage and rail routes to historic gold mining locations||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway||Colorado||Climbs to Grand Mesa||September 19, 1996|
|NSB||Grand Rounds Scenic Byway||Minnesota||Continuous parkway surrounding Minneapolis||June 9, 1998|
|NSB||Great River Road||Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, Tennessee, Wisconsin||Scenic drive along the Mississippi River from its headwaters to southern Mississippi||June 15, 2000 (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin)
June 13, 2002 (Arkansas)
September 22, 2005 (Mississippi)
October 16, 2009 (Tennessee)
|AAR||Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway||Maryland||Provides access to historical sites related to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad||October 16, 2009|
|AAR||Hells Canyon Scenic Byway||Oregon||Provides views of Hells Canyon on the Snake River||June 15, 2000 (AAR)|
|NSB||Highland Scenic Highway||West Virginia||Scenic drive through mountains and valleys||September 19, 1996|
|NSB||Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway||Minnesota||Historic and scenic drive through southeastern Minnesota||June 13, 2002|
|AAR||Historic Columbia River Highway||Oregon||America's first scenic highway, through the Columbia River Gorge||June 9, 1998 (AAR)|
|AAR||Historic National Road||Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia||Historic gateway to the Midwestern U.S.||June 9, 1998 (NSB, Indiana)
June 15, 2000 (NSB, Illinois)
June 13, 2002 (AAR, all states)
|NSB||Historic Route 66||Arizona, Illinois, New Mexico||Historic "Mother Road" linking Chicago to Los Angeles||June 15, 2000 (New Mexico)
September 22, 2005 (Arizona, Illinois)
|NSB||Illinois River Road: Route of the Voyageurs||Illinois||Scenic drive through the Illinois River Valley||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway||Florida||Diverse estuary near Kennedy Space Center||June 13, 2002|
|AAR||International Selkirk Loop||Idaho, Washington||Loop around the Selkirk Mountains||September 22, 2005 (AAR)|
|NSB||Jemez Mountain Trail||New Mexico||Scenic drive past geological formations and Indian ruins||June 9, 1998|
|NSB||Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway||Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia||Corridor from Gettysburg, PA, to Monticello, VA; "Where America Happened"||October 16, 2009|
|NSB||Kaibab Plateau–North Rim Parkway||Arizona||Scenic drive through dense forests to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon||June 9, 1998|
|NSB||Kancamagus Scenic Byway||New Hampshire||Passes through the White Mountains||September 19, 1996|
|NSB||Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail||Ohio||Follows the south shore of Lake Erie||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Lake Tahoe - Eastshore Drive||Nevada||Follows the east shore of Lake Tahoe||September 19, 1996|
|AAR||Lakes to Locks Passage, The Great Northeast Journey||New York||Passes by the connected waterways of the eastern tier of New York||June 13, 2002 (AAR)|
|AAR||Las Vegas Strip||Nevada||Urban boulevard past casinos and other Las Vegas entertainment||June 15, 2000 (AAR)|
|NSB||Lincoln Highway||Illinois||A portion of America's first transcontinental highway||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||Little Dixie Highway of the Great River Road||Missouri||Part of the Great River Road in northeastern Missouri||June 13, 2002|
|NSB||Loess Hills Scenic Byway||Iowa||Silt deposits in the Missouri River Valley||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||Logan Canyon Scenic Byway||Utah||Passes through scenic Logan Canyon||June 13, 2002|
|NSB||McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway||Oregon||Loop across two Cascade passes||June 9, 1998|
|NSB||Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route||Illinois||Floodplain where the Illinois, Mississippi, and Missouri rivers meet||June 9, 1998
June 15, 2000 (extended)
|NSB||Merritt Parkway||Connecticut||Historic parkway with individually designed bridges||September 19, 1996|
|NSB||Midland Trail||West Virginia||Scenic drive through the New River Gorge||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||Millstone Valley Scenic Byway||New Jersey||Scenic and historic drive along the Millstone River in central New Jersey||October 16, 2009|
|NSB||Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway||Minnesota||Historic drive through the Minnesota River Valley||June 13, 2002|
|NSB||Mohawk Towpath Byway||New York||Follows the historic Erie Canal||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Mountains to Sound Greenway - I-90||Washington||Scenic drive across the Cascades||June 9, 1998|
|NSB||Mt. Hood Scenic Byway||Oregon||Provides views of Mount Hood||September 22, 2005|
|AAR||Natchez Trace Parkway||Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee||Early trail connecting the Mississippi Territory with Nashville||September 19, 1996 (AAR)|
|NSB||Native American Scenic Byway||North Dakota, South Dakota||Traverses four Lakota Sioux reservations||June 9, 1998 (South Dakota)
September 22, 2005 (extended in both states)
|NSB||Nebo Loop Scenic Byway||Utah||Passes near Mount Nebo in the Wasatch Range||June 9, 1998|
|AAR||North Shore Scenic Drive||Minnesota||Follows the north shore of Lake Superior||June 15, 2000 (AAR)
June 13, 2002 (extended)
|AAR||Northwest Passage Scenic Byway||Idaho||Follows Lewis and Clark's search for the Northwest Passage||June 13, 2002
September 22, 2005 (extended and became an AAR)
|NSB||Ohio & Erie Canalway Scenic Byway||Ohio||Historic drive along the Ohio and Erie Canal||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||Ohio River Scenic Route||Illinois, Indiana, Ohio||Follows the north bank of the Ohio River||September 19, 1996 (Indiana)
June 9, 1998 (Illinois, Ohio)
|NSB||Old Canada Road Scenic Byway||Maine||Historic route between Maine and Quebec||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||Outback Scenic Byway||Oregon||Scenic drive through rugged country of southern Oregon||June 9, 1998|
|NSB||Outer Banks Scenic Byway||North Carolina||October 16, 2009|
|AAR||Pacific Coast Scenic Byway||Oregon||Scenic drive along the Pacific coast||June 9, 1998 (NSB)
June 13, 2002 (AAR)
|NSB||Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway||Minnesota||Passes through the forests of central Minnesota||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Payette River Scenic Byway||Idaho||Traverses foothills and valleys||June 13, 2002|
|NSB||Pend Oreille Scenic Byway||Idaho||Scenic drive along Lake Pend Oreille||June 13, 2002|
|NSB||Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway||South Dakota||Scenic drive through mountains of southwestern South Dakota||September 19, 1996|
|NSB||Pioneer Historic Byway||Idaho||Includes Mormon settlements and Oregon Trail ruts||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway||Nevada||One of the largest desert lakes in the world||September 19, 1996|
|NSB||Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway||Maine||Scenic drive past mountains and lakes||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||Red River Gorge Scenic Byway||Kentucky||Scenic drive through the Red River Gorge||June 13, 2002|
|AAR||Red Rock Scenic Road||Arizona||Scenic drive through the high desert||September 22, 2005 (AAR)|
|NSB||Religious Freedom Byway||Maryland||Provides access to historic churches and the first capital of Maryland, St. Mary's City||October 16, 2009|
|NSB||River Road Scenic Byway||Michigan||Scenic drive through the Au Sable River Valley||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway||Oregon||Follows two scenic rivers through southwestern Oregon||June 13, 2002|
|AAR||Route One, Big Sur Coast Highway||California||Scenic Drive along the Pacific coast||September 19, 1996 (AAR)|
|AAR||Route One, San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway||California||Scenic Drive along the Pacific coast||June 13, 2002 (AAR)|
|NSB||Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway||Georgia||Winds through the southern Appalachians||June 15, 2000|
|AAR||San Juan Skyway||Colorado||Loop through the San Juan Mountains||September 19, 1996 (AAR)|
|NSB||Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway||Colorado, New Mexico||Follows a historic trade route through scenic mountains and plains||June 9, 1998|
|NSB||Savannah River Scenic Byway||South Carolina||Scenic drive along the Savannah River||June 9, 1998|
|NSB||Schoodic Scenic Byway||Maine||Unspoiled coastline through the "quiet side" of Acadia National Park||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||Seaway Trail||New York, Pennsylvania||Scenic drive along the shores of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River||September 19, 1996 (New York)
September 22, 2005 (Pennsylvania)
|AAR||Selma to Montgomery March Byway||Alabama||Route of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March led by Martin Luther King, Jr.||September 19, 1996 (AAR)|
|AAR||Seward Highway||Alaska||Scenic drive through mountains and fjords||June 9, 1998 (NSB)
June 15, 2000 (AAR)
|NSB||Sky Island Scenic Byway||Arizona||Climb from the desert to forests with great biological diversity||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Skyline Drive||Virginia||Scenic drive through Shenandoah National Park||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway||North Dakota||Historic drive through a scenic valley||June 13, 2002|
|NSB||Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike||West Virginia||Historic drive through West Virginia forests||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Stevens Pass Greenway||Washington||Scenic drive across the Cascades||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway - SR 112||Washington||Follows the shoreline of northwestern Washington||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||Talimena Scenic Drive||Arkansas, Oklahoma||Crest drive along some of the highest ridges between the Appalachians and Rockies||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Talladega Scenic Drive||Alabama||Scenic drive through the southernmost extension of the Appalachian Mountains||June 9, 1998|
|NSB||Tamiami Trail Scenic Highway||Florida||Traverses the Florida Everglades||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||Tioga Road/Big Oak Flat Road||California||High mountain pass through Yosemite National Park||September 19, 1996|
|NSB||Top of the Rockies||Colorado||Scenic drive through the Rockies near Leadville||June 9, 1998|
|NSB||Trail of the Ancients||Colorado, Utah||Scenic drive through the Native American history of the Four Corners region||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway||New Mexico||Scenic drive through the mountains of southwestern New Mexico||September 22, 2005|
|AAR||Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road||Colorado||America's highest continuously paved road||September 19, 1996 (AAR)|
|NSB||Turquoise Trail||New Mexico||Back road between Albuquerque and Santa Fe||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||Utah's Patchwork Parkway||Utah||Scenic drive through Cedar Breaks National Monument||October 16, 2009|
|AAR||Utah's Scenic Byway 12 - A Journey Through Time||Utah||Scenic drive through canyons, plateaus, and valleys||June 13, 2002 (AAR)|
|AAR||Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway||California, Oregon||Scenic drive through the Cascade Volcanic Arc||June 9, 1998 (AAR, Oregon)
June 13, 2002 (AAR, California)
|NSB||Washington Heritage Trail||West Virginia||Scenic and historic drive through West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||West Cascades Scenic Byway||Oregon||Follows the west side of the Cascades||June 15, 2000|
|NSB||Western Heritage Historic Byway||Idaho||Scenic drive to the Snake River Canyon||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway||Kansas||Scenic drive through wetlands of central Kansas||September 22, 2005|
|NSB||White Mountain Trail||New Hampshire||Passes through the White Mountains and past Mount Washington||June 9, 1998|
|NSB||Wilderness Road Heritage Highway||Kentucky||Follows Daniel Boone's historic entrance to the valleys of Kentucky||June 13, 2002|
|AAR||Woodward Avenue||Michigan||Connects automobile-related historic sites of the "Motor City"||June 13, 2002|
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