Utah Scenic Drives & Byways
The beaten path. It gets you there. But for those to whom the reward is in the journey, there are paths less trodden. Panoramas reserved for the adventurous, worlds away from the mainstream.
Utah offers a unique combination of these recreational adventures, cultural attractions and, most of all, widely varied landscapes. The state's wild beauty ranges from rugged mountains and forests in northern Utah and the stark vistas of the Great Salt Lake Desert to the dramatic sprawl of southern Utah's red rock canyons.
- Fall Colors Scenic Drives
- Alpine Loop
- Highway 12 Scenic Byway
- Monument Valley | Highway 163 Scenic Drive
- Big Cottonwood Canyon
- Mirror Lake Highway
- Provo Canyon
- Mount Nebo Scenic Byway
- Little Cottonwood Canyon
- Logan Canyon
- Flaming Gorge Scenic Drives
- The Wedge Overlook
- Potash Moab Scenic Drive
- Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Drive
- Ogden Canyon Scenic Drive
- Dead Horse Point Scenic Drive
- Highway 128 Colorado River Scenic Byway
- Trail of the Ancients Scenic Drive
- Capitol Reef Scenic Drive
- Cedar Breaks Scenic Drive
- St. George Scenic Drives
- Sheep Creek Scenic Drive
- Indian Canyon Scenic Drive
- Moab Scenic Drives & Byways
- Vernal Scenic Drives
- Bear Lake Scenic Drive
- Fish Lake Scenic Drive
- Zion Scenic Drive
- Huntington Canyon Scenic Drive
- Indian Creek Scenic Drive
The best way to fully experience the state of Utah is to get off the interstate highways and explore the myriad of excellent primary and secondary roads. Utah's scenic byways are a system of routes statewide that offer outstanding beauty. These scenic byways are all major roads, which are regularly traveled. Some routes feature sharp curves and steep grades. Actual travel speeds are generally less than the 55 mile-per-hour speed limit. As with all motor vehicle travel, personal discretion is the key to a safe driving experience.
On Utah roads, all byways are clearly designated with colorful highway signs. For your reference, the byways are also indicated with dotted lines on the official Utah highway map. The mileages and times described are one way.
As you travel through Utah, you'll be astounded at the vast expanses of untouched scenic panoramas. Please help us preserve the fragile beauty of this pristine land. Drive carefully, explore thoughtfully and take nothing but photographs and memories.
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