About America's Byways

The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The program is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as All-American Roads or National Scenic Byways based on one or more archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities.

What are America’s Byways®?

America's Byways® is the umbrella term we use for marketing the collection of 184 distinct and diverse roads in 48 states designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. America's Byways include the National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads.

Our definition of "scenic" reaches beyond breathtaking vistas. All of America's Byways® are "scenic", representing the depth and breadth of scenery in America--natural and man-made panoramas; electrifying neon landscapes; ancient and modern history coming alive; native arts and culture; and scenes of friends, families and strangers sharing their stories.

America's Byways® are gateways to adventures where no two experiences are the same. The Federal Highway Administration invites you to come closer to America!

How can I get more information?

Unfortunately, we are only able to provide the travel and tourism information already available on this site, and do not have any further specific travel or tourism information.

For traffic and road closure information, please visit https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/.

Please try the Local Information contacts listed on each byway's page on this site.

For more information on the National Scenic Byways Program, including information on the America's Byways® nomination process, please visit https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/hep/scenic_byways/.