Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayNorth Dakota

Top Photos

  • Entering the University Grounds

    Three travelers cross beneath one of the supports of the VCSU Footbridge, a suspension bridge that links the residences of Valley City with the University, over the Sheyenne River.

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  • Vista View of Byway Cropland

    Vast fields of bright sunflowers, small grains, hay, and pastureland form intricate patterns on the land. Agriculture is the number-one form of land use along the byway.

  • Canoeing past a Granary along the Sheyenne River

    A pair of canoeists paddle past a North Dakota farm on the Sheyenne River along the Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway.

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  • Highline Bridge Over the Valley

    The Highline Bridge, built 1906-1908, is 3,860 feet long and 162 feet above the riverbed. It is one of the highest and longest single-track railroad bridges in the nation - not something you would expect to see on the plains of North Dakota.

  • Slattum Cabin Historic Site

    Hand-hewn 1879 pioneer log cabin. Theodore P. Slattum was one of the largest landowners in Ransom County. He immigrated to Minnesota from Norway in 1870, then moved here in 1879 and built a dugout for temporary living quarters until this cabin could be built. Seven children were raised in this cabin with two dying in early childhood.

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