America's Scenic Byways

Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge Scenic Backway

19 miles -

The Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge Backway, found in the north-west corner of North Dakota, provides excellent opportunities to view the rolling hills and wooded draws of the Des Lacs Valley. The most striking experience this backway offers is the excellent wildlife viewing opportunities found at the refuge. Over 250 species of birds have been seen there and include waterfowl, raptors,and many other migratory birds. Deer, moose, and other wildlife are also seen along this route.