America's Scenic Byways

Garnet Back Country Byway

12 miles - Allow 45 minutes.

If you are looking for year-round outdoor adventures, you’ve come to the right byway. The Garnet Back Country byway lies in the midst of the mountainous wilderness punctuated by the Garnet ghost town. Although gold miners weren’t successful here, you’ll find golden opportunities aplenty. Picnic, cross-country ski, snowshoe, horseback ride, hike, snowmobile, camp, and stop by the ghost town visitor center to take advantage of all this scenic byway has to offer.