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Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway

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Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway was appropriately designated as North Dakota's tenth state byway. Originally referred to as the Red Trail that became Old Highway 10, this byway provides ample opportunity to explore how life was many years ago for those who settled in North Dakota. The culture of the Native Americans through Fort Mandan and the diverse cultural offerings of the European pioneers, are captured along this route. Travelers can tour several regional and local museums and a variety of recreational opportunities exist. The natural beauty of the buttes, river valleys and prairie delivers pleasant, rural-life images for the visitor to see. The route is a great alternative to interstate travel with many exits and entrances to/from I-94.

Old Red/Old Ten Scenic Byway


Begins at the Mandan Depot on Main Street in Mandan and travels west along Old Highway 10 to Dickinson. There is a 12-mile section of gravel road near Almont known as the Curlew Loop. Caution: 12-foot railroad underpass 11 miles west of Hebron.

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