Scenic Driving

Signs along the Superior National Forest Scenic Byway

The Superior National Forest offers some wonderful drives enjoyed by tourists and local citizens as areas of unique or exceptional natural beauty.  Three of the four nationally designated Scenic Byways and Drives in northern Minnesota are located at least partially in the Forest.  An extensive and newly revised Discovery Auto Tour allows you to explore a large portion of the Forest from your car.  Seasonally, we offer spectacular drives through the autumn woods.

 Follow a link below as your first step to following the open road.

Scenic Driving Areas

  • Gunflint Ranger District area description
  • Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway
  • LaCroix Ranger District area description
  • Discovery Auto Tour
  • Laurentian Ranger District area description
  • Laurentian Fall Color Tour
  • Superior National Forest Scenic Byway
  • Tofte Ranger District area description
  • North Shore Scenic Drive
  • Sawtooth Mountains Fall Color Tour