National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains Guide Book

by Beverly R. Magley (Falcon Guides)
National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains  by Beverly R. Magley

300pp/maps/photos(color&BW)
ISBN: 1560447354

This guide takes you on a personal tour of one of the most majestic mountain chains on the planet. Each of the 52 byway descriptions includes information on the best season to travel, historic sites, geology, and the endless recreation opportunities that exist along these routes. A travel map for each byway shows campgrounds, special features such as visitor centers and recreation areas, connecting roads, and nearby towns. Most of these officially designated scenic routes are paved and easily navigated by passenger cars. This volume includes drive in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

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Trails from the "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 52.
... Preview: A 38-mile, narrow dirt and paved road that twists along steep canyon walls and provides spectacular views of desert, mountains, and lakes. The Apache Trail parallels a stretch of the Salt River and it ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Apache Junction, AZ - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 38
... Preview: A 60-mile route across alpine plateaus and past many alpine lakes, with spectacular mountain views. The Beartooth Highway is one of the most spectacular routes on this continent. Charles Kuralt, the t ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Cooke City, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 60
... Preview: A 17-mile route up Beaver Canyon with beautiful mountain scenes and interesting geologic formations. Beaver Canyon Scenic Byway travels through a lovely canyon alongside the Beaver River. The two-lane ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Beaver, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: A 15-mile highway up a beautiful, sheer-walled canyon, opening into a forested, glaciated high mountain valley. Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway follows a stream through a beautiful canyon, up into ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Salt Lake City, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: The Cloud Peak Skyway, Medicine Wheel Passage, and Bighorn Scenic Byway are a trio of connected byways that are distinctive highways which cross 111 miles of the gorges and high country of the scenic ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Burgess Junction, WY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 111
... Preview: A 30-mile paved highway that ascends and descends Boulder Mountain, providing magnificent views into Capitol Reef National Park and beyond. The Boulder Mountain Highway climbs rapidly out of desert sl ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Grover, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: A 55-mile route up and over a high rolling plateau, with wide-ranging views. The byway descends in a series of hairpin turns; not recommended for towed units. Brian Head–Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway tr ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Parowan, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 55
... Preview: A 27.5-mile canyon highway along the North Fork Shoshone River to the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway travels through a wide canyon carved by the pristin ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Cody, WY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 27.5
... Preview: A 101-mile paved highway through spectacular Poudre Canyon, over 10,276-foot Cameron Pass, and into beautiful North Park. The Cache la Poudre North Park Scenic Byway traverses a wide array of canyon a ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Walden, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 101
... Preview: A 6-mile drive with riveting views of the cliffs and amphitheaters of Cedar Breaks National Monument. Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway combines a unique blend of national forest and national monument. The pa ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Cedar City, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: A 123-mile paved highway through steep canyons and rolling mountains, with extensive views. The Coronado Trail is an impressive route up a sheer-walled canyon and across high, rolling mountains. Sweep ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Morenci, AZ - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 123
... Preview: A 16-mile highway across a mountain plateau, then down a narrow canyon in a major coal-producing region. Eccles Canyon Scenic Byway travels down a narrow canyon of the Wasatch Plateau, dropping from a ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Fairview, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: An 84-mile paved mountain route encircling Wheeler Peak. The Enchanted Circle is indeed enchanting. Forested mountains rise a mile above the surrounding mesas and the loop tour encompasses a wide vari ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Taos, NM - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 84
... Preview: A 30-mile paved route across a high plateau, along the shores of beautiful Fish Lake and Johnson Reservoir, and the Fremont River. Fishlake Scenic Byway is a delightful drive to a lake surrounded by s ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Loa, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: An 82-mile route that climbs from valley bottoms to high mountains. About half is paved. The Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway traverses Ripple Creek and Dunckley passes in the Rocky Mountains of northwest ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Meeker, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 82
... Preview: A 67-mile gravel and paved route through a variety of desert and high elevation environments, affording spectacular views of desert, forest, mountains, and lakes. From the Desert to the Tall Pines Sce ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Roosevelt, AZ - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 67
... Preview: A 52-mile paved route climbs from the semiarid lowlands of western Colorado through pastoral orchards to the evergreen forests of the Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat-topped mountain. A 12-mile gr ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Mesa, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 52
... Preview: A historic and scenic 22-mile paved and gravel high mountain route across Guanella Pass. Guanella Pass is a knock-your-socks-off scenic route. The road trails between 14,000-foot peaks over 11,669-foo ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Georgetown, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: An 82-mile paved highway through a mountainous region rich in history. Highway of Legends climbs from the plains through the scenic Sangre de Cristo Mountains, crosses a mountain pass, and descends ba ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Walsenburg, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 82
... Preview: A 48-mile drive over the Wasatch Plateau in the heart of the coal region. Huntington Canyon Scenic Byway climbs atop the Wasatch Plateau and provides some far-ranging views. The scenic byway remains o ... From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains"
Fairview, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 48