The Western Trails Scenic and Historic Byway fund was established to develop, promote,
and enhance the: scenic, historic, natural, cultural and recreational qualities along the Highway 26/92 corridor
from Ogallala, NE to the Wyoming- Nebraska State Line at Henry, NE.
A scenic byway is a road that has been designated as such due to the corridor possessing intrinsic qualities. These qualities are: scenic, historic, natural, cultural, recreational and archeological. The Western Trails Scenic and Historic Byway is a 144 mile route that follows Highway 26 & 92 west from Ogallala, NE all the way to Henry, NE. Travelers experience abundant history, stunning views, and family fun. The byway closely follows numerous National Historic Trails.
Western Trails was the pilot route for the Nebraska Scenic Byways program, receiving state designation in 1998.
31 miles west on US-26 to Lewellen • 12 miles west on US-26 to Oshkosh
30 miles west on US-26 to Broadwater, 16 miles west on N-92 to Bridgeport
16 miles west on US-26 to Bayard • 23 miles west on NE-92 to Gering