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 or more of six "intrinsic qualities": archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and 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 go through a nomination procedure. They must already be designated state scenic byways to be nominated (However, roads that meet all criteria for national designation but not state designation may be considered for national designation on a case-by-case basis).
For designation as a National Scenic Byway a road must have one of six intrinsic qualities. To be designated an All-American Road, a road must have 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 associated 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
|Type||Name||Length (mi)||Length (km)||Southern or western terminus||Northern or eastern terminus||Date||Description||Ref(s).|
|NSB||A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway||0||0||June 13, 2002||Follows Atlantic coast barrier islands|
|AAR||Acadia Byway||0||0||June 15, 2000 (AAR)||Scenic drive past mountains on the Maine shore|
|NSB||Alabama’s Coastal Connection||0||0||October 16, 2009||Scenic drive along the Gulf coast|
|AAR||Alaska's Marine Highway||0||0||June 13, 2002 (NSB)
September 22, 2005 (AAR)
|Ferry system connecting Alaskan coastal communities|
|NSB||Amish Country||0||0||June 13, 2002||Historic drive through eastern Ohio's Amish communities|
|NSB||Arroyo Seco Parkway Scenic Byway||0||0||June 13, 2002||The first freeway in the Western U.S., connecting Los Angeles and Pasadena through the Arroyo Seco|
|NSB||Ashley River Road||0||0||June 15, 2000||Traverses a historic district along the Ashley River|
|NSB||Baltimore's Historic Charles Street||0||0||October 16, 2009||Runs along Charles Street, the main street of Baltimore|
|AAR||Beartooth Scenic Byway||0||0||June 15, 2000 (AAR)
June 13, 2002 (extended in Montana)
|Scenic northeastern entrance to Yellowstone National Park|
|NSB||Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998||Scenic drive through rugged mountains|
|AAR||Blue Ridge Parkway||0||0||September 19, 1996 (AAR, North Carolina)
September 22, 2005 (AAR, Virginia)
|Scenic drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains|
|NSB||Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Historic rolling hills of northern Delaware|
|NSB||Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998||Connects lakes and forests of central Oregon|
|NSB||Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Scenic and historic drive through the Catoctin Mountains|
|NSB||Cherohala Skyway||0||0||September 19, 1996 (Tennessee)
June 9, 1998 (North Carolina)
|Ridgetop drive in the Appalachians|
|NSB||Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway||0||0||June 9, 1998||Scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Escarpment|
|NSB||Cherokee Hills Byway||0||0||2009||Situated in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, the Cherokee Hills Byway is a showcase of eastern Oklahoma’s tremendous diversity and rich Cherokee heritage.|
|NSB||Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway||0||0||June 13, 2002||Traverses the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay|
|AAR||Chinook Scenic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998 (AAR)||Scenic drive with views of Mount Rainier|
|NSB||Coal Heritage Trail||0||0||June 9, 1998||Historic drive through coal-producing areas of southwestern West Virginia|
|AAR||Colonial Parkway||0||0||September 22, 2005 (AAR)||Landscaped parkway through historic areas|
|NSB||Colorado River Headwaters Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Descent along the Colorado River through canyons|
|NSB||Connecticut River Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Scenic drive on both sides of New England's longest river|
|NSB||Connecticut State Route 169||0||0||September 19, 1996||One of the last unspoiled areas in New England|
|NSB||Copper Country Trail||0||0||September 22, 2005||Traverses an area developed for copper mining|
|NSB||Coronado Trail Scenic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Scenic drive through high deserts and forests|
|NSB||Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Passes through coulees formed by receding glaciers|
|NSB||Country Music Highway||0||0||June 13, 2002||Historic drive through eastern Kentucky|
|AAR||Creole Nature Trail||0||0||September 19, 1996 (NSB)
June 13, 2002 (AAR)
|Marshes and prairies of southern Louisiana|
|NSB||Crowley's Ridge Parkway||0||0||June 9, 1998 (Arkansas)
June 15, 2000 (Missouri)
|Scenic drive along Crowley's Ridge, with a diversity of plant species|
|NSB||Death Valley Scenic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998
June 13, 2002 (extended)
|Scenic drive through the lowest place in North America, surrounded by mountains|
|NSB||Delaware River Scenic Byway||0||0||October 16, 2009||Scenic and historic drive along the Delaware River in central New Jersey|
|NSB||Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway||0||0||June 13, 2002||Passes many dinosaur fossil sites|
|NSB||East Tennessee Crossing||0||0||October 16, 2009|
|NSB||Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Crossing of the Sierra Nevada past giant sequoia groves|
|NSB||Edge of the Wilderness||0||0||September 19, 1996||Scenic drive through forests and hills of northern Minnesota|
|NSB||Edisto Island National Scenic Byway||0||0||October 16, 2009||Scenic drive along marshes and through live oak forests in the Lowcountry of South Carolina|
|NSB||El Camino Real||0||0||June 9, 1998
September 22, 2005 (extended)
|Historic north–south route through central New Mexico|
|NSB||The Energy Loop: Huntington/Eccles Canyons Scenic Byway||0||0||June 15, 2000||Historic drive past coal mining operations|
|NSB||Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998||Scenic drive through the Uinta Mountains|
|NSB||Flint Hills Scenic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Scenic drive through Great Plains grasslands|
|NSB||Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway||0||0||October 16, 2009|
|AAR||Florida Keys Scenic Highway||0||0||October 16, 2009 (AAR)||Scenic drive through the Florida Keys|
|NSB||Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998||Follows the paths of early explorers through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains|
|AAR||George Washington Memorial Parkway||0||0||September 22, 2005 (AAR)||Landscaped parkway along the Potomac River|
|NSB||Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Scenic drive past mountains and lakes of southwestern New Mexico|
|NSB||Glenn Highway||0||0||June 13, 2002||Terrain shaped by receding glaciers|
|NSB||Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway||0||0||June 15, 2000||Follows stage and rail routes to historic gold mining locations|
|NSB||Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway||0||0||September 19, 1996||Climbs to Grand Mesa|
|NSB||Grand Rounds Scenic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998||Continuous parkway surrounding Minneapolis|
|NSB||Great River Road||0||0||June 15, 2000 (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin)
June 13, 2002 (Arkansas)
September 22, 2005 (Mississippi)
October 16, 2009 (Tennessee)
|Scenic drive along the Mississippi River from its headwaters to southern Mississippi|
|AAR||Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway||0||0||October 16, 2009||Provides access to historical sites related to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad|
|AAR||Hells Canyon Scenic Byway||0||0||June 15, 2000 (AAR)||Provides views of Hells Canyon on the Snake River|
|NSB||Highland Scenic Highway||0||0||September 19, 1996||Scenic drive through mountains and valleys|
|NSB||Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway||0||0||June 13, 2002||Historic and scenic drive through southeastern Minnesota|
|AAR||Historic Columbia River Highway||0||0||June 9, 1998 (AAR)||America's first scenic highway, through the Columbia River Gorge|
|AAR||Historic National Road||0||0||June 9, 1998 (NSB, Indiana)
June 15, 2000 (NSB, Illinois)
June 13, 2002 (AAR, all states)
|Historic gateway to the Midwestern U.S.|
|NSB||Historic Route 66||0||0||June 15, 2000 (New Mexico)
September 22, 2005 (Arizona, Illinois)
|Historic "Mother Road" linking Chicago to Los Angeles|
|NSB||Illinois River Road: Route of the Voyageurs||0||0||September 22, 2005||Scenic drive through the Illinois River Valley|
|NSB||Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway||0||0||June 13, 2002||Diverse estuary near Kennedy Space Center|
|AAR||International Selkirk Loop||0||0||September 22, 2005 (AAR)||Loop around the Selkirk Mountains|
|NSB||Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998||Scenic drive past geological formations and Indian ruins|
|NSB||Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway||0||0||October 16, 2009||Corridor from Gettysburg, PA, to Monticello, VA; "Where America Happened"|
|NSB||Kaibab Plateau–North Rim Parkway||0||0||June 9, 1998||Scenic drive through dense forests to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon|
|NSB||Kancamagus Scenic Byway||0||0||September 19, 1996||Passes through the White Mountains|
|NSB||Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail||0||0||September 22, 2005||Follows the south shore of Lake Erie|
|NSB||Lake Tahoe - Eastshore Drive||0||0||September 19, 1996||Follows the east shore of Lake Tahoe|
|AAR||Lakes to Locks Passage, The Great Northeast Journey||0||0||June 13, 2002 (AAR)||Passes by the connected waterways of the eastern tier of New York|
|NSB||Lariat Loop Scenic and Historic Byway||0||0||Loops through Morrison, Evergreen and Golden in the foothills west of Denver.|
|AAR||Las Vegas Strip||0||0||June 15, 2000 (AAR)||Urban boulevard past casinos and other Las Vegas entertainment|
|NSB||Lincoln Highway||0||0||June 15, 2000||A portion of America's first transcontinental highway|
|NSB||Little Dixie Highway of the Great River Road||0||0||June 13, 2002||Part of the Great River Road in northeastern Missouri|
|NSB||Loess Hills Scenic Byway||0||0||June 15, 2000||Silt deposits in the Missouri River Valley|
|NSB||Logan Canyon Scenic Byway||0||0||June 13, 2002||Passes through scenic Logan Canyon|
|NSB||McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998||Loop across two Cascade passes|
|NSB||Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route||0||0||June 9, 1998
June 15, 2000 (extended)
|Floodplain where the Illinois, Mississippi, and Missouri rivers meet|
|NSB||Merritt Parkway||0||0||September 19, 1996||Historic parkway with individually designed bridges|
|NSB||Midland Trail||0||0||June 15, 2000||Scenic drive through the New River Gorge|
|NSB||Millstone Valley Scenic Byway||0||0||October 16, 2009||Scenic and historic drive along the Millstone River in central New Jersey|
|NSB||Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway||0||0||June 13, 2002||Historic drive through the Minnesota River Valley|
|NSB||Mohawk Towpath Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Follows the historic Erie Canal|
|NSB||Mountains to Sound Greenway - I-90||0||0||June 9, 1998||Scenic drive across the Cascades|
|NSB||Mt. Hood Scenic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Provides views of Mount Hood|
|AAR||Natchez Trace Parkway||0||0||September 19, 1996 (AAR)||Early trail connecting the Mississippi Territory with Nashville|
|NSB||Native American Scenic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998 (South Dakota)
September 22, 2005 (extended in both states)
|Traverses four Lakota Sioux reservations|
|NSB||Nebo Loop Scenic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998||Passes near Mount Nebo in the Wasatch Range|
|AAR||North Shore Scenic Drive||0||0||June 15, 2000 (AAR)
June 13, 2002 (extended)
|Follows the north shore of Lake Superior|
|AAR||Northwest Passage Scenic Byway||0||0||June 13, 2002
September 22, 2005 (extended and became an AAR)
|Follows Lewis and Clark's search for the Northwest Passage|
|NSB||Ohio & Erie Canalway Scenic Byway||0||0||June 15, 2000||Historic drive along the Ohio and Erie Canal|
|NSB||Ohio River Scenic Route||0||0||September 19, 1996 (Indiana)
June 9, 1998 (Illinois, Ohio)
|Follows the north bank of the Ohio River|
|NSB||Old Canada Road Scenic Byway||0||0||June 15, 2000||Historic route between Maine and Quebec|
|NSB||Outback Scenic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998||Scenic drive through rugged country of southern Oregon|
|NSB||Outer Banks Scenic Byway||0||0||October 16, 2009|
|AAR||Pacific Coast Scenic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998 (NSB)
June 13, 2002 (AAR)
|Scenic drive along the Pacific coast|
|NSB||Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Passes through the forests of central Minnesota|
|NSB||Payette River Scenic Byway||0||0||Traverses foothills and valleys||June 13, 2002|
|NSB||Pend Oreille Scenic Byway||0||0||June 13, 2002||Scenic drive along Lake Pend Oreille|
|NSB||Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway||0||0||September 19, 1996||Scenic drive through mountains of southwestern South Dakota|
|NSB||Pioneer Historic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Includes Mormon settlements and Oregon Trail ruts|
|NSB||Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway||0||0||September 19, 1996||One of the largest desert lakes in the world|
|NSB||Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway||0||0||June 15, 2000||Scenic drive past mountains and lakes|
|NSB||Red River Gorge Scenic Byway||0||0||June 13, 2002||Scenic drive through the Red River Gorge|
|AAR||Red Rock Scenic Road||0||0||September 22, 2005 (AAR)||Scenic drive through the high desert|
|NSB||Religious Freedom Byway||0||0||October 16, 2009||Provides access to historic churches and the first capital of Maryland, St. Mary's City|
|NSB||River Road Scenic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Scenic drive through the Au Sable River Valley|
|NSB||Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway||0||0||June 13, 2002||Follows two scenic rivers through southwestern Oregon|
|AAR||Route One, Big Sur Coast Highway||0||0||September 19, 1996 (AAR)||Scenic Drive along the Pacific coast|
|AAR||Route One, San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway||0||0||June 13, 2002 (AAR)||Scenic Drive along the Pacific coast|
|NSB||Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway||0||0||June 15, 2000||Winds through the southern Appalachians|
|AAR||San Juan Skyway||0||0||September 19, 1996 (AAR)||Loop through the San Juan Mountains|
|NSB||Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998||Follows a historic trade route through scenic mountains and plains|
|NSB||Savannah River Scenic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998||Scenic drive along the Savannah River|
|NSB||Schoodic Scenic Byway||0||0||June 15, 2000||Unspoiled coastline through the "quiet side" of Acadia National Park|
|NSB||Seaway Trail||0||0||September 19, 1996 (New York)
September 22, 2005 (Pennsylvania)
|Scenic drive along the shores of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River|
|AAR||Selma to Montgomery March Byway||0||0||September 19, 1996 (AAR)||Route of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March led by Martin Luther King, Jr.|
|AAR||Seward Highway||0||0||June 9, 1998 (NSB)
June 15, 2000 (AAR)
|Scenic drive through mountains and fjords|
|NSB||Sky Island Scenic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Climb from the desert to forests with great biological diversity|
|NSB||Skyline Drive||0||0||September 22, 2005||Scenic drive through Shenandoah National Park|
|NSB||Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway||0||0||June 13, 2002||Historic drive through a scenic valley|
|NSB||Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike||0||0||September 22, 2005||Historic drive through West Virginia forests|
|NSB||Stevens Pass Greenway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Scenic drive across the Cascades|
|NSB||Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway - SR 112||0||0||June 15, 2000||Follows the shoreline of northwestern Washington|
|NSB||Talimena Scenic Drive||0||0||September 22, 2005||Crest drive along some of the highest ridges between the Appalachians and Rockies|
|NSB||Talladega Scenic Drive||0||0||June 9, 1998||Scenic drive through the southernmost extension of the Appalachian Mountains|
|NSB||Tamiami Trail Scenic Highway||0||0||June 15, 2000||Traverses the Florida Everglades|
|NSB||Tioga Road/Big Oak Flat Road||0||0||September 19, 1996||High mountain pass through Yosemite National Park|
|NSB||Top of the Rockies||0||0||June 9, 1998||Scenic drive through the Rockies near Leadville|
|NSB||Trail of the Ancients||0||0||September 22, 2005||Scenic drive through the Native American history of the Four Corners region|
|NSB||Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Scenic drive through the mountains of southwestern New Mexico|
|AAR||Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road||0||0||September 19, 1996 (AAR)||America's highest continuously paved road|
|NSB||Turquoise Trail||0||0||June 15, 2000||Back road between Albuquerque and Santa Fe|
|NSB||Utah's Patchwork Parkway||0||0||October 16, 2009||Scenic drive through Cedar Breaks National Monument|
|AAR||Utah's Scenic Byway 12 - A Journey Through Time||0||0||June 13, 2002 (AAR)||Scenic drive through canyons, plateaus, and valleys|
|AAR||Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway||0||0||June 9, 1998 (AAR, Oregon)
June 13, 2002 (AAR, California)
|Scenic drive through the Cascade Volcanic Arc|
|NSB||Washington Heritage Trail||0||0||June 15, 2000||Scenic and historic drive through West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle|
|NSB||West Cascades Scenic Byway||0||0||June 15, 2000||Follows the west side of the Cascades|
|NSB||Western Heritage Historic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Scenic drive to the Snake River Canyon|
|NSB||Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway||0||0||September 22, 2005||Scenic drive through wetlands of central Kansas|
|NSB||White Mountain Trail||0||0||June 9, 1998||Passes through the White Mountains and past Mount Washington|
|NSB||Wilderness Road Heritage Highway||0||0||June 13, 2002||Follows Daniel Boone's historic entrance to the valleys of Kentucky|
|NSB||Wichita Mountains Byway||0||0||2007||Guides drivers through the protected valleys of the 550 million-year-old Wichita Mountains|
|AAR||Woodward Avenue||0||0||June 13, 2002||Connects automobile-related historic sites of the "Motor City"|
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- America's Byways, official National Scenic Byways website from the Federal Highway Administration