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Owyhee Backcountry Byway-Canyon, BLM Idaho, photo by Aaron Cowan


BLM Back Country Byways serve a unique niche in providing an “off-the- beaten-path” adventure through landscape settings as diverse as the West itself.

The BLM currently manages 54 BLM-designated National Back Country Byways totaling approximately 2,952 miles in 11 western states. In addition to the BLM National Back Country Byways, approximately 60 National Scenic Byways or State designated scenic byways, totaling nearly 2,500 miles, traverse BLM lands in seven states.

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Point of Contact

John McCarty

Telephone: 202-912-7284

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