Northern Plains Road Trips
Drive Trips of the Northern Plains
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This picturesque route winds through South Dakota's Black Hills, taking you from...
The Needles Scenic Highway
1 leg - 51.0 miles: 1 hours, 52 min
SR 87 starts in open prairie land. Pines and spruces increasingly line the highw...
Badlands Loop Scenic Highway
1 leg - 37.9 miles: 1 hours, 5 min
Along SR 240, a number of scenic overlooks allow visitors to stop and admire the...
South Dakota Prairie Scenic Drive
1 leg - 74.9 miles: 1 hours, 17 min
A seemingly never-ending ocean of prairie grasses extends to the horizon on this...
Oregon Trail Scenic Auto Route
1 leg - 148.3 miles: 2 hours, 31 min
Wheat and corn fields create a sea of tall stalks on this US 26 route that mirrors the path of the shimmering North Platte River. See deep ruts left by wagon wheels along the way. Chimney Rock National Historic Site, a 325-foot rock spire, signaled the prairie’s end to pioneers. At 800 feet tall, Scotts Bluff National Monument offers expansive views of grasslands.
Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Scenic Highway
1 leg - 69.1 miles: 1 hours, 7 min
US 85 passes through the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, where f...
Little Missouri National Grassland Scenic Highway
1 leg - 31.8 miles: 0 hours, 26 min
The byway, bisected by the meandering Little Missouri River, takes you past long...
Sandhills Journey Scenic Highway
1 leg - 266.6 miles: 4 hours, 13 min
The dunes, frequently inhospitable to human enterprise, support a vibrant wildli...
Northern Loess Hills Historic Byway
2 legs - 128.3 miles: 2 hours, 51 min
The Northern Loess Hills Historic Byway takes you through a portion of the Loess...
Southern Loess Hills Historic Byway
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The Southern Loess Hills Historic Byway takes you through a portion of the Loess Hills in western Iowa. Formed by windblown silt, the hills stretch nearly 200 miles alongside the Missouri River Valley and are filled with parks, preserves and historic sites.