National Forest Scenic Byway

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National Forest Scenic Byways
National Forest Scenic Byway marker
National Forest Scenic Byways highlighted with green dots
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Formed 1987 (1987)[1]
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The National Forest Scenic Byways are roads that have been designated by the U.S. Forest Service as scenic byways. Many are also National Scenic Byways (NSB). The program was initiated in 1987.[1]

List[edit]

The following roadways were listed by the Federal Highway Administration as National Forest Scenic Byways as of August 2013:[2]

Name Length (mi) Length (km) Southern or western terminus Northern or eastern terminus Date Description Ref(s).
Alaska's Marine Highway 0 0
Ancient Bristlecone Scenic Byway 0 0
Andrew Pickens Scenic Parkway 0 0
Angeles Crest Scenic Byway 66 106
Apache Trail Historic Road 0 0
Apalachee Savannahs Scenic Byway 0 0
Arkansas Scenic 7 Byway 297.27 478.41
Avenue of Pines 0 0
Beartooth Highway 68.7 110.6 Also a NSB
Beaver Canyon Scenic Byway 40.48 65.15
Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway 19.93 32.07
Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway 0 0
Bigfoot Scenic Byway 146.51 235.78
Bighorn Scenic Byway 0 0
Black River Scenic Byway 11.33 18.23 CR 204 & CR 513 near Bessemer Black River Harbor June 20, 1992 Runs parallel to the Black River in the Ottawa National Forest in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan [3]
Blue Buck Knob Scenic Byway 0 0
Blue Mountain Scenic Byway 0 0
Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway 27.5 44.3
Cache La Poudre-North Park Scenic and Historic Byway 0 0
Carson Pass Highway 122 196
Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway 66 106 Also a NSB
Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway 2.54 4.09
Cherohala Skyway 43 69 Also a NSB
Chinook Scenic Byway 107.44 172.91 Also a NSB
Cloud Peak Skyway 0 0
Coronado Trail Scenic Byway 0 0 Also a NSB
Covered Bridge Scenic Byway 0 0
Edge of the Wilderness 47 76 Also a NSB
Elkhorn Scenic Byway 0 0
Emigrant Trail 0 0
Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway 84 135
The Energy Loop: Huntington/Eccles Canyons Scenic Byway 82.88 133.38 Also a NSB
Feather River Scenic Byway 0 0
Fishlake Scenic Byway 0 0
Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway 79.55 128.02 Also a NSB
Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway 0 0
Forest Heritage Scenic Byway 0 0
From the Desert to Tall Pines Scenic Road 0 0
Glade Top Trail 0 0
Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway 0 0 Also a NSB
Great Divide Highway 0 0
Guanella Pass Road 0 0
Hells Canyon Scenic Byway 0 0 Also a NSB
Heritage Drive 0 0
Highland Scenic Highway 0 0 Also a NSB
Highlands Scenic Byway 0 0
Highway of Legends 0 0
Historic Columbia River Highway 0 0 Also a NSB
Jacinto Reyes Scenic Byway 0 0
Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway 0 0 Also a NSB
Kancamagus Scenic Byway 0 0 Also a NSB
Kings Canyon Scenic Byway 0 0
Kings Hill Scenic Byway 0 0
Ladyslipper Scenic Byway 0 0
Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway 0 0
Lamoille Canyon Road 0 0
Lassen Scenic Byway 0 0
Lee Vining Canyon Scenic Byway 0 0
Little Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway 0 0
Logan Canyon Scenic Byway 0 0 Also a NSB
Longhouse Scenic Byway 0 0
Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway 0 0
Markagunt High Plateau Scenic Byway 0 0
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway 0 0 Also a NSB
Medicine Wheel Passage 0 0
Mesa Falls Scenic Byway 0 0
Mirror Lake Scenic Byway - UT Section 0 0
Modoc Volcanic Scenic Byway 0 0
Mount Baker Highway 58 93 I-5 in Bellingham Artist Point, Mt. Baker Ski Area April 27, 1967 Follows SR 542 toward Mount Baker [4][5]
Mount Evans Scenic Byway 0 0
Mount Magazine Scenic Byway 0 0
Mount Rogers Scenic Byway 0 0
Mountain Loop Scenic Byway 0 0
Mountain Waters Scenic Byway 0 0
Nebo Loop Scenic Byway 0 0 Also a NSB
North Cascades Scenic Highway 0 0
North Shore Scenic Drive 0 0 Also a NSB
Ocoee Scenic Byway 0 0 First Forest Service Byway
Ogden River Scenic Byway 0 0
Ohio River Scenic Byway 0 0
Oscar Wigington Scenic Byway 0 0
Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway 0 0
Pacific Coast Scenic Byway - Oregon 0 0 Also a NSB
Pacific Coast Scenic Byway - Washington 0 0
Pines to Palms Scenic Byway 0 0 Sometimes incorrectly called the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway[citation needed]
Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway 0 0
Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway 0 0 Also a NSB
Pig Trail Scenic Byway 0 0
Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway 0 0
Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway 0 0
Rim of the World Scenic Byway 0 0
River Road Scenic Byway 23.46 37.76 M-65 and Rollways Road near Hale, Michigan US 23 in Oscoda, Michigan December 20, 1988 Scenic drive through the Au Sable River Valley in the Huron National Forest in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan; also a NSB [6]
Rogue-Coquille Scenic Byway 0 0
Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway 0 0 Also a NSB
Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Byway 0 0 Also a NSB
St. Francis Scenic Byway 0 0
St. Regis-Paradise Scenic Byway 0 0
San Juan Skyway 0 0 Also a NSB
Sandia Crest Byway 0 0
Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway 0 0
Sawtooth Scenic Byway 0 0
Scenic Byway 12 0 0 Also a NSB
Seward Highway 0 0 Also a NSB
Sherman Pass National Forest Scenic Byway 35 56 SR 21 in Republic US 395 in Kettle Falls Follows SR 20 through Sherman Pass [7]
Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway 0 0
Sierra Vista Scenic Byway 0 0
Silver Thread Scenic Byway 0 0
Sky Island Scenic Byway 0 0 Also a NSB
Smith River Scenic Byway 0 0
Snowy Range Scenic Byway 0 0
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway 0 0
Spirit Lake Memorial Highway 0 0
State of Jefferson Scenic Byway 0 0
Stevens Pass Greenway 0 0 Also a NSB
Sugar Camp Scenic Byway 0 0
Sunrise Scenic Byway 0 0
Sunspot Scenic Byway 0 0
Sylamore Scenic Byway 0 0
Talimena Scenic Drive 0 0 Also a NSB
Talladega Scenic Drive 0 0 Also a NSB
Teton Scenic Byway 0 0
Tioga Road/Big Oak Flat Road 0 0 Also a NSB
Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway 0 0 Also a NSB
Trinity Scenic Byway 0 0
Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway 0 0
Turquoise Trail 0 0 Also a NSB
Utah's Patchwork Parkway 0 0
West Cascades Scenic Byway 0 0 Also a NSB
West Elk Loop 0 0
White Mountain Scenic Road 0 0
White Mountain Trail 0 0 Also a NSB
White Pass Scenic Byway 0 0
Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway 27.14 43.68 M-123 in Whitefish Township, Michigan Lakeshore Drive in Bay Mills Township, Michigan February 8, 1989 Runs along Whitefish Bay in the Hiawatha National Forest in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan [8]
Wyoming Centennial Scenic Byway 0 0
Yuba-Donner Scenic Byway 0 0
Zilpo Road 0 0

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b United States Forest Service (n.d.). "Tour US: National Forest Scenic Byways Program" (PDF). United States Forest Service. p. 2. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ Federal Highway Administration (n.d.). "National Forest Service Byways". American's Byways. Federal Highway Administration. Archived from the original on August 25, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ Levra, Margaret (September 21, 1992). "Scenic Byway Dedicated". Ironwood Daily Globe. pp. 1, 12. OCLC 10890811. Retrieved May 14, 2012 – via NewspaperArchive.com. 
  4. ^ Washington State Legislature (April 27, 1967). "Chapter 85: Scenic and Recreational Highway System". In Kramer, A. Ludlow. 1967 Session Laws of the State of Washington Extraordinary Session, Fortieth Legislature (PDF). Session Laws of the State of Washington (1967 ed.). Olympia, Washington: Washington State Legislature. pp. 1772–1781. OCLC 42336168. Retrieved October 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mt Baker Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ Federal Highway Administration (n.d.). "River Road Scenic Byway: Official Designations". America's Byways. Federal Highway Administration. Archived from the original on March 17, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sherman Pass Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  8. ^ Federal Highway Administration. "Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway: Official Designations". America's Byways. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 

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