Explore Scenic Byways by State
Scenic America has assembled the only comprehensive, nationwide scenic byways database. On each page, you’ll find a map showing the state’s All-American Roads, national, state, tribal, and federal agency byways, plus a downloadable PDF.
About Scenic Byways
In order to apply for a national scenic byway designation, a road must first be distinguished as a state, tribal, or federal agency scenic byway. National scenic byways designations recognize those roads across the country that exhibit one or more of six core intrinsic qualities— scenic, natural, historic, recreational, archaeological, or cultural– contributing to a unique travel experience. Nationwide, there are 184 national scenic byways, and nearly 1,300 state-designated scenic byways.
All-American Roads are the very best of the national scenic byways. An All-American Road must meet the same criteria as a national scenic byway but possess multiple intrinsic qualities that are of national significance and the byway must be considered a destination and reason for travel unto itself. There are 37 All-American Roads.
Featured Scenic Byways
The Allure of Route 66Get to know the story behind one of the nation's most iconic and celebrated roadways.
History on Trail of the AncientsThe magnificent scenery and fascinating stories that have emerged along this route entrance travelers from all over the world.
Harriet Tubman's FootstepsThe noted abolitionist's life and legacy are honored and commemorated in this national scenic byway extending through Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Byways for Spring TravelSpringtime adventures await on these routes that dazzle in the springtime.