Utah Byways  by Tony Huegel

Utah Byways Guide Book

by Tony Huegel (Wilderness Press)
Utah Byways  by Tony Huegel
From soaring mountains and remote plateaus to high-walled canyons and plunging river gorges, Utah Byways is the ideal guide for adventurous travelers who yearn to explore Utah's extensive network of backcountry roads. For the price of a single tank of gas, Utah Byways provides detailed route descriptions, full-page locator maps for every drive, backcountry driving techniques, campground locations, photographs, information sources and a traveler-friendly format that will help you explore the Beehive State's remote historic sites and wildlands more easily than ever before. Destinations covered in the book include Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and more.

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Trails from the "Utah Byways" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 65.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 65.

Like the La Sal and Henry mountains, the Abajos (a.k.a. Blue Mountains) are igneous laccolithic mountains that tower above the Colorado Plateau’s sandstone expanse. They began as magma (molten rock) ...
Monticello, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives,Road Biking - Trail Length: 21.4
Abajo Peak, 11,360 feet, is the highest in the Abajo Mountains, which are also known as the Blue Mountains due to the bluish hue they have when viewed from a distance. The Abajo Mountains were named b ...
Monticello, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 25
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There are many Ancestral Puebloan (sometimes referred to as the Anasazi) structures and rock-art sites in this scenic basin, some close to the main Beef Basin loop road. Others are up side roads. On ...
Monticello, UT - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 100
The San Rafael Swell, an eroded blister in the Earth’s crust 80 miles long and 30 miles wide, is one of canyon country’s most dramatic geologic features. Pioneers found the eastern side’s northsouth l ...
Hanksville, UT - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 3.4
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This fun, pretty and convenient loop off scenic S.R. 150 follows a rudimentary forest road along the edge of a high, pristine alpine meadow, named after a local settler. Try this route in summer and f ...
Kamas, UT - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 5
This tour offers so much—great vistas from the Diamond Mountain Plateau, narrow Crouse Canyon, the narrow (9 feet, 8 inches wide) single-lane suspension bridge across the Green River, migratory waterf ...
Vernal, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 78
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This tour offers so much, from rainbow-colored hills and fascinating sandstone formations to Cathedral Valley’s imposing cliffs, fins and monoliths to remote Last Chance Desert and North Caineville Re ...
Caineville, UT - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 51
This convenient tour will take you as high as 11,000 feet on a loop that has history, magnificent scenery and the thrill of highelevation driving. You’ll enjoy the Canyon of Gold Driving Tour in Bulli ...
Marysvale, UT - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 23
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You will have outstanding views of the Colorado River gorge and the La Sal Mountains, to the east. There are roadside petroglyphs on the way. At the end, narrow Chicken Corners, where the road is pinc ...
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 52
This beautiful drive passes through a narrow, rugged canyon with exposed rock and forested with pine, aspen, maples and other deciduous trees. You will see some side canyons that invite a hike and man ...
Levan, UT - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 16
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This drive provides a convenient sampling of the Needles District’s beguiling geology, including one of the district’s few views of the Colorado River. Along the way are vistas that include the dramat ...
Moab, UT - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 14
The wash courses along the base of a spectacular northsouth ridge with 800-foot-high cliffs bursting from the Earth’s crust. In this area, where evidence abounds of the Ancestral Puebloan (sometimes ...
Blanding, UT - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 18.6
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This tour is a rainbow-hued geologic showcase that includes Kodachrome Basin State Park, Grosvenor Arch (a rare double arch), and Cottonwood Canyon, along the Cockscomb, a skywardthrusting, sawtoothed ...
Cannonville, UT - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 46
You will climb almost 5,000 feet through high valleys and aspen forests that promise brilliant autumn color. It’s best in summer and fall.
Richfield, UT - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 36
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This drive takes you to the crest of an 8,000-foot-high ridge with views of 11,750-foot Mt. Timpanogos. The park itself has many amenities. Cascade Springs, where fast-flowing water pours out over roc ...
Midway, UT - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 26
This route, the most challenging one in this book, follows the one-way Elephant Hill Loop Road, dozed by ranchers in prepark days and now one of Utah’s most famous 4WD roads. From the rockwalled tro ...
Moab, UT - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 15.1
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You will drive along a high ridge with views of Canyonlands, Dark Canyon Wilderness, Arch and Salt Creek canyons, and the Abajo, La Sal and Henry mountains. Natural Bridges National Monument. June thr ...
Blanding, UT - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 58
This tour will take you through high meadows and forest as it climbs to 10,500 feet. Vistas take in the Escalante River Basin, Capitol Reef National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Yo ...
Escalante, UT - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 58
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The valley along Sevenmile Creek is one of the prettiest mountain valleys I know of, with wildflowers, wildlife and fine vistas. Soldier Canyon, at the north end, is beautiful as well. I suggest going ...
Salina, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 30
This beautiful tour offers views of fascinating canyons, pastoral valleys, rolling hills and stands of aspen and pine. If you’re lucky you will see wildlife as well. It ends at Bear Lake Summit, on U. ...
Hyrum, UT - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 41
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