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Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway

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This byway begins its upward ascent winding through the calm, serene beauty of the Turtle Mountains passing farmsteads, pasture land, recreational areas, beautiful clear blue lakes, tree covered wildlife areas and then descending into the foothills with a spectacular view of the prairie. Rich in history, this area provided trading and trapping for the early settlers. The visitor can enjoy beautiful lakes, lush foliage, wildflowers and an abundance of wildlife.

Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway


Begins 3 miles north of Rolla to St. John and proceeds west on County Highway 43 to State Highway 281. Continues west on State Highway 43 until it terminates on State Highway 14.

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