Scenic Byway 143 winds for 55 miles between Panguitch and Parowan, connecting I-15 to Highway 89 and following the historic migration route used by the ancient Anasazi. The byway is nicknamed Utah’s Patchwork Parkway after the famous Quilt Walk, when pioneers walked on quilts to keep from falling into the deep winter snow as they made the treacherous trek across the mountain pass to save their settlement from starvation. Bookended by
Several communities in Bryce Canyon Country offer close access to Cedar Breaks National Monument. From the town of Panguitch this attraction is just a 45-minute drive along Scenic Byway 143. This route will take you past Panguitch Lake, through forests of pine and ponderosa pines and past expansive fields of lava.
Cedar Breaks National Monument is a smaller version of Bryce Canyon, and