Historic and Scenic Roads

The state historic highway system includes all state routes and U.S. highways in Arizona built between 1912 and 1955, excluding the interstates. View the list of historic roads to see more information about the historic roads in Arizona.

In 1982, the state of Arizona enacted into law ARS 41-512 through ARS 41-518. These laws provide for the establishment of parkways, historic roads and scenic roads. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is the agency responsible to implement these laws.

In 1991, the federal government passed the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, which created the National Scenic Byways Program. The Program provided for the establishment of All-American Roads and National Scenic Byways.

Learn more about the types of scenic roads or the process of designating state and national scenic roads.

Contact Us

For inquiries on the ADOT Scenic Roads program,
please contact: Local Public Agency Section