The best scenic byway routes in Utah are in the Bryce Canyon and Grand Staircase-Escalante areas. There is nothing quite like the views and scenery that these beautiful byways have to offer. If you’re looking for breathtaking views on a casual drive, give Utah’s Byway 12, Byway 143, or Scenic Highway 89 a try!
Bryce Canyon Country also has a long list of scenic byways and backways that lead to unique backcountry locations just waiting to be explored.
As you travel Byway 12 Scenic Byway, take time to explore the designated scenic backways. A backway is a paved or dirt road that reaches less traveled but breathtaking areas. Check with the nearest visitor center or any local business for road and weather conditions. Be sure to have plenty of gasoline, food, and water as there are usually no facilities along these beautiful corridors.
- Highway 143 Scenic Byway
- Hole in the Rock Road
- Smoky Mountain Scenic Backway
- Scenic Drives, Capitol Reef National Park
- Highway 12 Scenic Byway
- Utah’s Heritage Highway 89
- Red Canyon on Scenic Byway 12
- East Fork Sevier River Scenic Backway
- Escalante – Hole In The Rock – Heritage Center Plaza
- Scenic Byway 12 – Interpretive Info. Locations
- Scenic Byway 12 Waysides
- Highway 89 Scenic Byway
- Bryce Canyon South End
- Scenic Backroads – Pine Creek – Hell’s Backbone
- Cottonwood Canyon Road
- The Burr Trail
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