Nebraska October 01, 2015
Take These 8 Country Roads In Nebraska For An Unforgettable Scenic Drive
Whenever you take a drive out on the country roads in Nebraska you’re likely to see some beautiful scenery and wildlife. But did you know the state has specially designated scenic roads to help you get the most out of your road trip (or Sunday afternoon)? Here are 8 of those especially scenic drives.
1. 385 Gold Rush Scenic Byway
Running through Nebraska from the Colorado to the South Dakota state lines, the Gold Rush Scenic Byway (or Highway 385) runs through Sidney, Bridgeport, Alliance, and Chadron.
2. Bridges to Buttes Byway
This 197-mile section of Highway 20 in northwestern Nebraska travels through Sioux, Dawes, Sheridan, and Cherry Counties.
3. Heritage Highway
Covering 238 miles of Highway 136, the scenic Heritage Highway runs through southeastern Nebraska from Brownville in the east to Edison in the west.
4. Lewis & Clark Scenic Byway
Travel in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark on this rather short 67-mile stretch of Highway 75. The byway follows the Missouri River from South Sioux City to Ft. Calhoun and features some spectacular foliage in the fall.
5. Lincoln Highway Scenic & Historic Byway
Unique in its scope - it's the only scenic byway that crosses the entire state east to west along Highway 30 - Lincoln Highway is 400 miles of history and scenery. It was part of the very first continuous road between New York and San Francisco, and it passes through some of the state's most treasured areas.
6. Loup Rivers Scenic Byway
Taking its name from the North, Middle, and South Loup Rivers in the area, Loup Rivers Scenic Byway covers 150 miles of Highways 11 and 91 in central Nebraska.
7. Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway
Covering 231 miles of Highway 12 from South Sioux City to Valentine, this byway is said to follow in the tracks of famous historical outlaws and lawmen.
8. Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway
Following Highway 2 for 272 miles through the gorgeous Sandhills region, this byway is second to none for nature-viewing opportunities. From Alliance in the west to Grand Island in the east, this scenic road is a can't-miss for anyone seeking Nebraska's natural beauty.
Whether you follow them all the way or just jump on for a few miles, these scenic drives always offer a memorable experience. Which is your favorite? Do you have any to add? Let us know in the comments.