Scenic Byways

Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park.

NPS Photo/Andrew V Kearns

America's Scenic Byways offer wonderful opportunities to travel to the parks and see a variety of geologic landforms. Several of the byways listed here connect parks with a common geologic theme.

The Byways serve as gateways to adventure that can help you experience America's geologic heritage. The roads travel over a variety of geologic regions each with its own geologic history and unique features.

Natchez Trace Parkway
Byways in Parks

Paths to Adventure!

Crater Lake National Park
Byways Connecting Parks

Connecting Paths to Adventure!

illustration line of old touring cars
America's Byways include the National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads. The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.

Last updated: November 18, 2021


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