List of Nevada Scenic Byways

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Nevada Scenic Byways
System information
Length: 420 mi[1] (680 km)
Formed: 1983[1]
Highway names
Interstates: Interstate nn (I-nn)
US Highways: US Route nn (US nn)
State: State Route nn (SR nn)
System links
  • Highways in Nevada

The U.S. state of Nevada maintains a system of scenic byways throughout the state. Currently, there are 20 designated state scenic byways. Some of these state scenic byways have also been incorporated into national byway designations.

State scenic byways[edit]

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Nevada's scenic byway program was established by the Nevada Legislature in 1983. The Nevada Department of Transportation is the primary agency responsible for the program, and its director has the authority to add new byways into the system.[1]

As of 2015, 20 road segments throughout Nevada have been designated as state scenic byways. The system comprises approximately 420 miles (680 km) of roads.[1] Fifteen of the state's scenic byways overlap with state-maintained highways.

Roads designated as Nevada Scenic Byways
Name Length (mi)[1] Length (km) Southern or western terminus Northern or eastern terminus Date[2] Description
Angel Lake Road 11.7 18.8 Angel Lake SR 232 in Wells 1995 Follows SR 231 as it traverses through the East Humboldt Range in Elko County towards Angel Lake.
Baker Road 11.6 18.7 Nevada–Utah state line US 6/US 50 2000 Follows SR 487 in White Pine County via the town of Baker, providing access to Great Basin National Park.
Deer Creek Road 8.8 14.2 SR 157 in Mount Charleston SR 156 near Lee Canyon 1998 Follows SR 158 as it traverses through the Spring Mountains between Kyle Canyon and Lee Canyon in Clark County.
Gerlach Road 4.5 7.2 Marble Dam Road North of Nixon 1996 Follows SR 477 in Washoe County near Nixon on the east side of Pyramid Lake within the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation.
Kyle Canyon Road 13.0 20.9 Mount Charleston Northwest of Las Vegas 1998 Follows SR 157 in Clark County northwest of Las Vegas through Kyle Canyon in the Spring Mountains towards Mount Charleston.
Lamoille Canyon Road 12.5 20.1 Ruby Mountains SR 227 near Lamoille ? Follows National Forest Road 660 in Elko County, through Lamoille Canyon in the Ruby Mountains.
Lehman Caves Road 5.4 8.7 Great Basin National Park SR 487 in Baker 2000 Follows SR 488 in White Pine County from Baker to the main gate of Great Basin National Park.
Mt. Charleston/Lee Canyon Road 17.5 28.2 Lee Canyon in Mount Charleston US 95 northwest of Las Vegas 1998 Follows SR 156 as it traverses through the Spring Mountains towards Lee Canyon in Clark County.
Mt. Rose Highway 22.2 35.7 SR 28 in Incline Village southwest of Reno 1996 Follows SR 431 in Washoe County. Passes by the Mount Rose Wilderness via the highest year-round pass in the Sierra Nevada at 8,911 feet (2,716 m)[3]
North Las Vegas Strip 2.9 4.7 Sahara Avenue (SR 589) in Las Vegas Washington Avenue (SR 578) in Las Vegas 2001 Follows Las Vegas Boulevard through Downtown Las Vegas in Clark County.
North Shore Road 16.1 25.9 US 50 near Spooner Lake Nevada–California state line at Crystal Bay 1994 Follows SR 28 in western Nevada along the northern and eastern shores of Lake Tahoe.
Pyramid Lake Road 12.5 20.1 Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation boundary south of Sutcliffe Warrior Point 1996 Follows SR 445 in Washoe County along the western shore of Pyramid Lake within the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation.
Red Rock Road 8.8 14.2 South boundary of Red Rock Canyon NCA near Blue Diamond East boundary of Red Rock Canyon NCA in Las Vegas 1995 Follows SR 159 through the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area west of Las Vegas in Clark County.
South Las Vegas Strip 4.5 7.2 Russell Road (SR 594) in Paradise Sahara Avenue (SR 589) in Las Vegas 1995 America's first nighttime scenic byway; Follows Las Vegas Boulevard along the Las Vegas Strip in Clark County.
Sutcliffe/Nixon Road 13.2 21.2 SR 445 southeast of Sutcliffe SR 447 in Nixon 1996 Follows SR 446 in Washoe County along the southern shore of Pyramid Lake within the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation.
US 6/US 50/US 93 63.0 101.4 south of Ely Nevada–Utah state line 2000 Follows US 6/US 50/US 93 in White Pine County near the northern reaches of Great Basin National Park.
US 50 21.5 34.6 Nevada–California state line at Stateline West of Carson City 1994 Follows US 50 in western Nevada along the eastern shores of Lake Tahoe and down through the Carson Range towards Carson City.
US 93 (Great Basin Highway) 148.8 239.5 SR 318 near Crystal Springs US 6/US 50 at Majors Place ? Nevada's first scenic byway; Follows US 93 in Lincoln and White Pine counties via Caliente and Pioche. Connects five state parks and Great Basin National Park.
Valley of Fire Road 10.5 16.9 West entrance to Valley of Fire State Park East entrance to Valley of Fire State Park 1995 Follows Valley of Fire Road through Valley of Fire State Park in Clark County.
White Domes Road 6.9 11.1 Valley of Fire Road End of pavement near White Domes 1995 Follows White Domes Road in Valley of Fire State Park, Clark County.

Nationally designated scenic byways[edit]

The National Scenic Byways program has four listings in Nevada, including one All-American Road.[4] Additionally, one byway is part of the National Forest Scenic Byway program. All national byway designations comprise one or more of the Nevada scenic byways above.

Nationally designated scenic byways
Type Name Length (mi) Length (km) Southern or western terminus Northern or eastern terminus Date State scenic byways incorporated in designation Ref(s).
National Scenic Byway City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Boulevard National Scenic Byway 3.4 5.5 Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas Washington Avenue in Las Vegas 2009 North Las Vegas Strip [5][6]
National Scenic Byway Lake Tahoe - Eastshore Drive 28.0 45.1 Stateline Incline Village ? Part of US 50; North Shore Road [7]
National Forest Scenic Byway Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway 12.5 20.1 Ruby Mountains SR 227 near Lamoille ? Lamoille Canyon Road [2][8]
All-American Road Las Vegas Strip 4.5 7.2 Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas 2000 South Las Vegas Strip [2][9]
National Scenic Byway Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway 30.2 48.6 Multiple termini near Pyramid Lake 1996 Gerlach Road, Pyramid Lake Road and Sutcliffe/Nixon Road [2][10]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Scenic Byways". Nevada Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Nevada's Scenic Byways". Nevada Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ Staff. "Mount Rose Scenic Byway". America's Byways. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved January 11, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Nevada". America's Byways. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ "City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Boulevard National Scenic Byway". America's Byways. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces America's Byways Designations for 2009". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Lake Tahoe - Eastshore Drive". America's Byways. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway". United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. United States Forest Service. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Las Vegas Strip". America's Byways. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway". America's Byways. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 

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