Scenic, Historic and Backcountry Byways in Washington


A beach along the Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway
A beach along the Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway

When the National Scenic Byways program first came about (back in 1989), I think the State of Washington had a hard time trying to pick roads that fit the program. In the end, though, they made some really good choices. There's something for everyone here, from high mountain forests to barren, wide-open, high latitude desert to rainforest islands. Drive some of these roads and you'll see the best Washington has to offer.

Scenic, Historic and Backcountry Byways in Washington

 
Snoqualmie Pass, Mountains to Sound Greenway
Looking toward Snoqualmie Pass, Mountains to Sound Greenway
 
Photo of the Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway courtesy of Teri J. Pieper, © 2004, via Byways.org
Photo of Snoqualmie Pass courtesy of Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, © 2004, via Byways.org