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Chan SanSan Scenic Backway

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Over 12,000 years ago glacial melt formed the James River Valley. When travelers descend into the valley, they can see the panoramic view of a winding river surrounded by tall grass prairie and wildflowers. This area is rich in Native American history, earthen mounds, early settlement and scenic beauty. Visitors have multiple opportunities for recreation and wildlife viewing along the backway.

Chan SanSan Scenic Backway


Begins at Highway 46 and continues south through Adrian, Dickey, Grand Rapids and LaMoure to the intersection of the County Line Road.

Locator Map


Points of interest and more information: Scenic Byways and Backways brochure