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Pictures taken along the Beartooth All-American Road

Montana Scenic Byways and Highways

How to Apply

Interested in recommending a roadway?

Basic criteria-

  • The proposed Scenic Historic Byway must possess unusual, exceptional, and/or distinctive scenic, natural, historical, cultural, archeological or recreational features.
  • The proposed Scenic Historic Byway must abut publicly-owned lands or tribal government-owned lands within the boundaries of an Indian reservation.
  • The proposed Scenic Historic Byway must be suitable for the prescribed type(s) of vehicular use and accommodate expected traffic volumes.
  • The proposed Scenic Historic Byway must be an existing route and have legal public access.
  • The proposed Scenic Historic Byway must have strong local support and proponents must demonstrate coordination with relevant agencies.
  • The proposed Scenic Historic Byway must be accompanied by a conceptual plan, as specified in the application.

Applications are submitted to the Montana Department of Transportation. The Advisory Council reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Commission for nominating roads to the state’s scenic historic byways program.

Please see the Application Guide for information on completing an application.

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Montana Scenic Byways

Byways Program

Nominate a Byway

Program Laws

Advisory Council

  • Ed DesRosier
    PO Box 234
    East Glacier Park, MT 59434
  • Mike Penfold
    3552 Prestwick Road
    Billings, MT 59101
  • Homer Staves
    3191 Parkhill
    Billings, MT 59102

Contact

  • Sheila Ludlow
    State Byways Coordinator
    406-444-9193 |