May 25, 2016
The most beautiful and breathtaking scenic drives in Utah wind their way through picturesque Garfield County. You won’t find anything quite like the vistas and scenery these beautiful byways have to offer.
Scenic Byway 12— Utah’s All-American Road
Utah’s picturesque Scenic Byway 12 was rated among the top 10 scenic byways in America by Car and Driver Magazine. This unique route winds through slick rock canyons, red rock cliffs, pine forests, alpine mountains, a number of national and state parks and quaint rural towns.
You’ll drive through the stunning red rock of Dixie National Forest’s Red Canyon and cross through the top of Paunsaugunt Plateau, then continue on through the the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument for a taste of the beauty all around in Garfield County.
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Scenic Byway 143
Nicknamed Utah’s Patchwork Parkway, Scenic Byway 143 is a site of history and beauty within southern Utah. In 1864, Mormon pioneers were forced to lay quilts down along their way to avoid sinking into the deep winter snow on their journey to Parowan, Utah. The famous story is now celebrated each year with a Quilt Walk.
The drive spans from Parowan to Panguitch through drastically changing scenery along the way. It is a fairly short drive, with many places to stop, take pictures and enjoy the views.
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Heritage Highway 89
This route is part of the Utah Heritage Highway 89 and passes through the western section of Bryce Canyon Country, connecting travelers in the south to Zion National Park and travelers in the north to the rim of the Grand Canyon.
This section of the highway brings you through the heart of Garfield County’s history and unique culture.
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Visit our page on scenic drives for even more ideas on picturesque routes throughout Bryce Canyon Country.
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