Scenic, Historic and Backcountry Byways in California

Highway 1
San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway
Lassen Peak

Listed below are all the designated scenic byways of California. I'm kind of amazed that so many of them are freeways... but once you get out of the cities, there's an awful lot of beautiful countryside to see and explore. I think I've actually driven 15 of these over the years (but I'm not counting the Freeways in the list).


Scenic, Historic & Backcountry Byways in California

Death Valley: Furnace Creek Badlands
Furnace Creek Badlands, Death Valley
Photo of the San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway courtesy of Martha Alejandre
Photo of Lassen Peak courtesy of Siskiyou County Visitors Bureau
Photo of Furnace Creek Badlands courtesy of the National Park Service