Scenic Driving Utah Guide Book

by Joe Bensen revised and updated by Christy Karras (Falcon Guides)
Scenic Driving Utah  by Joe Bensen revised and updated by Christy Karras

272pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762730358

Pack up the car and enjoy twenty-eight drives through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Beehive State, land described as a photographer's paradise, a rockhound's nirvana, and a geologist's ultimate dream world. This indispensable highway companion maps out short trips for exploring scenic byways and back roads, from the lush alpine terrain of the Uinta and Wasatch Mountains in the northeast; to the fantastic rock formations and brilliant colors of Zion, Canyonlands, Arches, and Bryce Canyon National Parks in the south; to the remote and desolate spaces of the Great Basin in the west.

© Joe Bensen revised and updated by Christy Karras/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Scenic Driving Utah" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 28.
... Preview: A 22-mile drive through lush marshlands and across impoundment pools at the mouth of the Bear River. Utah sits right on a migratory path called the Pacific Flyway. Each fall and spring hundreds of tho ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Brigham City, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: The Beaver Canyon Scenic Byway is a 17-mile mountain canyon drive between the town of Beaver and Elk Meadows Ski Resort. An unpaved mountain road continues the drive over the Tushar Mountains and down ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Beaver, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: A 133-mile high-desert drive across some of the state’s most rugged canyon country. Completed in 1976, Utah’s Bicentennial Highway runs 133 miles from Hanksville to Blanding. South of Hanksville the h ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Blanding, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 133
... Preview: A 45-mile drive through the desert grandeur of southern San Juan County and the Navajo Indian Reservation, highlighted by views of desert spires and mesas. This is beauty on a grand scale. While the l ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Mexican Hat, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 45
... Preview: A 44-mile run through the redrock canyon carved by the Colorado River, then across the desert to the major east-west travel corridor of central Utah. What distinguishes this drive from other canyon dr ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Cisco, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 44
... Preview: A 40-mile alpine and high-desert drive, commencing with the 13-mile Fishlake Scenic Byway. This drive through lush mountain scenery and high sagebrush flats is highlighted by a visit to one of the pre ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Loa, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 40
... Preview: A 150-mile drive along the eastern edge of the Uinta Mountains and along the southern rim of Flaming Gorge Reservoir, providing outstanding views of the river gorge and the High Uintas and a variety o ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Vernal, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 150
... Preview: A traverse of the alpine terrain of the Wasatch Plateau. The Wasatch Plateau is one of the most important geographical features of central Utah, marking the division between the vast Colorado Plateau ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Fairview, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 60
... Preview: A highly diverse drive combining lovely forested canyons, the traverse of old Indian and settler trails, and many cultural and historical attractions. The two travel corridors described by this drive ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Duchesne, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 145
... Preview: Mostly a desert and canyon drive, offering glimpses of various area features along the southern part of the highway. This 115-mile drive is perhaps more notable for its several important and highly re ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Kanab, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 115
... Preview: A 5-mile mini-tour of dramatic, colorful cliffs and deep-cut gorges. Kolob Canyon, the northwestern section of Zion National Park, features the same dramatic landscape associated with the main section ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Kanarraville, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A 55-mile canyon and alpine drive from Logan to scenic Bear Lake. This drive combines two designated scenic byways in a single excursion. The entire drive can be completed (one-way) in just an hour an ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Garden City, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 55
... Preview: A high-elevation mountain and plateau drive, this loop is composed of three separate designated scenic byways, giving two major options to complete either a short or long loop. The scenery is a terrif ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Panguitch, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 123
... Preview: Sixty-five miles of the most pristine alpine country to be seen from any paved highway in the country. This is one of the most spectacular mountain wilderness drives in America. The Mirror Lake Scenic ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Kamas, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 65
... Preview: A high-alpine drive along the eastern flank of 11,877-foot Mount Nebo. This really isn’t a loop at all, despite its official name. The 38-mile Nebo Loop Scenic Byway is a north-south mountain drive th ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Nephi, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 38
... Preview: This is a long excursion into the desert and grasslands of Utah’s neglected northwest corner. While God may not necessarily have forsaken this corner of Utah, Man certainly has. Apart from a handful o ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Park Valley, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 210
... Preview: A 30-mile canyon/alpine drive with an optional 30-mile descent to Woodruff in the Bear River Valley. Like other drives that run east from valley towns into the mountains, the Ogden River Scenic Byway ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Huntsville, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: A 32-mile alpine canyon drive, with an attractive branch drive to Cascade Springs and Timpanogos Cave. This drive combines the Provo Canyon Scenic Byway with two extremely beautiful scenic backways: t ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Vivian Park, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 32
... Preview: Indescribable scenic beauty and fascinating geology on a somewhat disjointed three-part drive. There are any number of ways to tackle the somewhat daunting, though visually appealing, challenge of the ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Moab, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 70
... Preview: A long basin and range drive, revealing elements of Utah’s mining history, the Pony Express trail, and the early Mormon settlement of Rush, Tooele, and Skull Valleys, as well as the dramatic alpine te ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Utah"
Stockton, UT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 120

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