Enjoy the journey as well as the destination. Western Nebraska has a number of scenic byways that take you through diverse terrain that offers breathtaking views with plenty of attractions along the way.
Horizons Without Bounds, LLCAlliance Area
Agri/Eco/Scenery tourism. Trips of hours/days. Participate in direct, personal conversations with farmers and ranchers about their multi-generational ranches. Get on a horse or in a combine. Cranes, prairie chickens, elk, deer, kayak/canoe/tank rivers. From Anywhere - To Anywhere.
Sandhills Journey Scenic BywayHwy 2
The most popular route through the Sandhills is Nebraska Highway 2, deemed the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway. This byway is rated in the top 10 scenic routes in the U.S. and is listed as one of the highways to drive in 1000 Places to See Before You Die.
Gold Rush Scenic BywayHwy 385
The Nebraska portion of U.S. Highway 385 is called the Gold Rush Byway. Along the Colorado/South Dakota state lines, the highway connects Sidney with Bridgeport, Alliance and Chadron. It follows the old trail most of the way and rolls through some of the most spectacular country in Nebraska.
Lincoln Highway National Historic BywayHwy 30
The Lincoln Highway (HWY 30) was the United States' first transcontinental highway. The highway traces historic routes followed first by Native Americans and also sections of the Mormon and Oregon Trail. In 2021, this byway was designated as a National Scenic Byway.
Smith Falls State ParkValentine Area
One of the Niobrara River Valley’s many waterfalls, Smith Falls is the highest in the state. The spring-fed water drops almost 70 feet and then flows into the Niobrara River. A short hike and a walk across a historic truss bridge that spans the Niobrara River will take you to a walkway to the falls.