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North Dakota Scenic Drives

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Scenic drives to consider in North Dakota are listed below. Click on any scenic byway or backway listed below for complete information.

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  • 32 miles (51 km)

Travelers can see the panorama of the winding James River, known as Chan SanSan to the Yanktonai Sioux tribe, surrounded by tall grass prairie and wildflowers. This area is rich in Indian history, earthen mounds, early settlement and scenic beauty.

  • 19 miles (30 km)

The Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge Backway, found in the north-west corner of North Dakota, provides excellent opportunities to view the rolling hills and wooded draws of the Des Lacs Valley. The most striking experience this backway offers is the excellent wildlife viewing opportunities found a...

  • 29 miles (46 km)

From the Killdeer Mountains to the deeply entrenched Little Missouri breaks and badlands, this byway provides a unique and enchanting landscape in one of the most scenic areas of western North Dakota. The rich culture and history of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara tribes paired with the recreation...

  • 5.5 hours to drive the Byway
  • 357 miles (574 km)

The Native American Scenic Byway stretches across the expansive tallgrass plains of the Sioux people, who preserve the history of the shaping of the American West. As you pass through the green-gold hills of this Byway, its many memorial markers, monuments, museums, and sacred sites commemorate the...

  • 11.5 miles (18 km)

The Rendezvous Backway procures its name from its array ofrendezvous-related historical sites that recall the days when furtrappers, Native Americans, and other traders met to barter.Stuffed in the extreme northeast corner of the state, the backwaybegins one mile east of Walhalla and meanders west a...

  • 23 miles (37 km)

This byway highlights fantastic views of the Missouri River Valley, along with some of the state's most outstanding Lewis and Clark destinations. Visitors are able to follow the course of this great journey and discover the history and culture of the people who lived in the rolling hills and wooded...

  • 9 hours to experience and enjoy the entire Byway
  • 63 miles (101 km)

The Sheyenne River is North Dakota's only homegrown river, the only one that begins and ends within its borders. Accordingly, the banks of the Sheyenne are steeped in heritage, where industrious Norwegian immigrant farmers and adventurous frontiersmen worked together to settle the fertile valley. ...

  • An hour, if you're relaxed.
  • 13.7 miles (22 km)

This 13.7 mile scenic loop within the Theodore RooseveltNational Park gives access to superb camping, backpacking,birdwatching, hiking, and horseback riding. You can drink inexhilarating vistas from the Riverbend Overlook, which is a shortwalk from a parking lot. You can also canoe and kayak the Lit...

  • 53 miles (85 km)

This byway travels through the tree-covered Turtle Mountains.Here the visitor can enjoy beautiful lakes, lush foliage,wildflowers, and an abundance of wildlife. The byway includes theInternational Peace Garden, Lake Upsilon, Lake Metigoshe StatePark, the Butte St. Paul Historic Site and Wakopa. The ...

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