Nebo Loop Scenic Byway

Payson, Utah

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A 38-mile highway through the Wasatch Range, past mountain lakes and unique geologic features. Nebo Loop Scenic Byway provides magnificent views and lots of recreational opportunities. The two-lane highway is paved and has frequent scenic turnouts. Weekend traffic is moderately heavy and slow moving. Weekdays are less busy. Special attractions: Devils Kitchen Geologic Area, Payson Lakes Recreation Area, Mount Nebo Wilderness, camping, fishing, autumn foliage. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains

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National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains

by Beverly R. Magley (Falcon Guides)

A 38-mile highway through the Wasatch Range, past mountain lakes and unique geologic features. Nebo Loop Scenic Byway provides magnificent views and lots of recreational opportunities. The two-lane highway is paved and has frequent scenic turnouts. Weekend traffic is moderately heavy and slow moving. Weekdays are less busy.

Special attractions: Devils Kitchen Geologic Area, Payson Lakes Recreation Area, Mount Nebo Wilderness, camping, fishing, autumn foliage. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Beverly R. Magley/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Payson
Distance: 38
Season: Around Memorial Day to Thanksgiving, then closed by winter snows
Local Contacts: Uinta National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Nebo Loop Scenic Byway

Recent Trail Reviews

6/4/2003
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After fighting heavy traffic for hours on our way south, it was a relief to turn off onto this deserted scenic drive. Be warned, though, the beginning of the route is not marked well and would be rather easy to miss. There are several campgrounds along this route, none of which offer showers. There are abundant opportunities for free camping right along the road. Most of the sites are extremely scenic, however, nearly all of them have either been trashed or dont have very level ground for tents. There is also a lifetimes worth of hiking to be done, both on the trail and off. There was a game trail leading through our camp, which we followed to a terrific hilltop clear of vegetation that allowed us to see everything around us, with an especially great view of Mt. Nebo. If you just want to stay near the car, there are still plenty of scenic pullouts with views to every direction. I would definitely recommend this drive to anyone who will be in the area, whether you can spend a few hours or a few days.



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