Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayNorth Dakota

Driving the Byway

The Sheyenne River Scenic Byway branches out from Valley City on I-94 both to the north and to the south. The byway also contains a few scenic "spurs" which are well signed.

South of Valley City

  • Take County Highway 21 South, 16 miles to Kathryn.
  • At Kathryn, turn left on County Road 38 and ride east through Kathryn following County Road 38 for two miles.
  • Turn right onto Oakhill Township Road and travel it for 1/4 mile, where the road turns into Thordenskjold Township Road.
  • Take Thordenskjold for 2.5 miles to North Dakota Highway 46.
  • Crossing North Dakota Highway 46, Ransom County 13 continues through 26 miles of the southern portion of the drive.

North of Valley City

  • Take Exit 292 from I-94.
  • Go north on 8th Avenue NW.
  • Turn east on Main Street Business Loop (I-94).
  • Turn left on Central Avenue.
  • Turn right on 12th Street NE.
  • Turn left onto County Road 21 North.
  • Follow well-marked byway signage through town 2.4 miles to County Highway 21 North.
  • After just 1 mile on 21 north, turn west and continue in a north/westerly direction, where you will commence traveling on County Road 19 for another 10.6 miles.
  • County Road 19 then changes to County Road 17 for 4.5 miles, which takes you to the northernmost end of the byway.