Best Scenic Drives in Utah

This list represents the most popular scenic drives in Utah. Use this list to plan your next Utah scenic drives trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Zion National Park

    3 Reviews

    Springdale, UT

    The rugged, lush and narrow canyon with a sometimes raging river and spectacularly colored rocky promontories characterize Zion Canyon, which has been compared by many to the Valley of Yosemite. ...
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    The rugged, lush and narrow canyon with a sometimes raging river and spectacularly colored rocky promontories characterize ...

  • #2 Kolob Fingers Scenic Byway: Kolob Canyon section of Zion National Park

    1 Reviews

    Kanarraville, UT

    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 ...
    •  5 miles
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    A 5-mile mini-tour of dramatic, colorful cliffs and deep-cut gorges. Kolob Canyon, the northwestern section of Zion National ...

  • #3 Bluff Scenic Byway: Bluff to Monument Valley

    2 Reviews

    Mexican Hat, UT

    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 ...
    •  45 miles
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    A 45-mile drive through the desert grandeur of southern San Juan County and the Navajo Indian Reservation, highlighted by ...

  • #4 Bryce Canyon National Park

    3 Reviews

    Bryce Canyon, UT

    Although young in geological terms compared to some of its famous neighbors, Bryce Canyon is one of the most remarkable examples of nature in the world. It is one of the main reasons why this ...
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    Although young in geological terms compared to some of its famous neighbors, Bryce Canyon is one of the most remarkable examples ...

  • #5 Round About Moab: Shafer Canyon, Dead Horse Point, and Arches

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    Moab, UT

    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 ...
    •  70 miles
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    Indescribable scenic beauty and fascinating geology on a somewhat disjointed three-part drive. There are any number of ways ...

  • #6 Southwest Corner Scenic Drive: St. George to Littlefield, Arizona Loop

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    Veyo, UT

    A loop tour, combining redrock canyon and dry Mojave Desert scenery. As you might expect, this is a warm spot, with summer temperatures often exceeding 100 degrees. The landscape tends toward ...
    •  100 miles
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    A loop tour, combining redrock canyon and dry Mojave Desert scenery. As you might expect, this is a warm spot, with summer ...

  • #7 Mirror Lake Scenic Byway: Kamas to the Wyoming Line

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    Kamas, UT

    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 ...
    •  65 miles
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    Sixty-five miles of the most pristine alpine country to be seen from any paved highway in the country. This is one of the ...

  • #8 Utah Highway 12 Scenic Byway: Section 1 - Red Canyon to Escalante

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    Cannonville, UT

    A 62-mile high plateau and canyon drive, featuring the redrock country of the Paunsaugunt Plateau and the high desert canyonlands south of the Aquarius Plateau. The most scenic highway in a state ...
    •  62 miles
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    A 62-mile high plateau and canyon drive, featuring the redrock country of the Paunsaugunt Plateau and the high desert canyonlands ...

  • #9 Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway

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    Cedar City, UT

    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. ...
    •  6 miles
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    A 6-mile drive with riveting views of the cliffs and amphitheaters of Cedar Breaks National Monument. Cedar Breaks Scenic ...

  • #10 Bicentennial Scenic Byway: Hanksville to Blanding

    1 Reviews

    Blanding, UT

    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 ...
    •  133 miles
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    A 133-mile high-desert drive across some of the state’s most rugged canyon country. Completed in 1976, Utah’s Bicentennial ...

  • #11 Northwest Corner Expedition: Snowville - Grouse Creek - Golden Spike - Corinne

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    Park Valley, UT

    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 ...
    •  210 miles
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    This is a long excursion into the desert and grasslands of Utah’s neglected northwest corner. While God may not necessarily ...

  • #12 Nebo Loop Scenic Byway

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    Payson, UT

    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 ...
    •  38 miles
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    A 38-mile highway through the Wasatch Range, past mountain lakes and unique geologic features. Nebo Loop Scenic Byway provides ...

  • #13 Markagunt Scenic Byway

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    Cedar City, UT

    A 40-mile highway across the Markagunt Plateau, with stunning views, lakes, and wilderness. The Markagunt (MAR-ka-gunt) Scenic Byway traverses the lakes and forests of a massive plateau. The ...
    •  40 miles
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    A 40-mile highway across the Markagunt Plateau, with stunning views, lakes, and wilderness. The Markagunt (MAR-ka-gunt) Scenic ...

  • #14 Utah Highway 24 Scenic Byway: Loa to Hanksville

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    Torrey, UT

    Starting in one of the state’s prettiest farming/ranching valleys, this drive quickly enters classic Utah canyon country, highlighted by the many scenic attractions of the Waterpocket Fold. It ...
    •  75 miles
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    Starting in one of the state’s prettiest farming/ranching valleys, this drive quickly enters classic Utah canyon country, ...

  • #15 Pony Express Trail Back Country Byway

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    Lehi, UT

    A 133-mile Type I and II dirt route that follows the historic Pony Express Trail across desert mountains and basins in western Utah. The Pony Express Trail Back Country Byway follows the old ...
    •  133 miles
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    A 133-mile Type I and II dirt route that follows the historic Pony Express Trail across desert mountains and basins in western ...

  • #16 Arches National Park

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    Moab, UT

    Within this arid landscape is the world’s greatest concentration of natural stone arches. There are approximately 90 of these formations that geologists consider true natural arches, including ...
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    Within this arid landscape is the world’s greatest concentration of natural stone arches. There are approximately 90 of these ...

  • #17 Ogden River Scenic Byway: Ogden to Monte Cristo

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    Huntsville, UT

    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 ...
    •  30 miles
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    A 30-mile canyon/alpine drive with an optional 30-mile descent to Woodruff in the Bear River Valley. Like other drives that ...

  • #18 Colorado River Scenic Byway: Moab to Interstate 70

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    Cisco, UT

    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 ...
    •  44 miles
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    A 44-mile run through the redrock canyon carved by the Colorado River, then across the desert to the major east-west travel ...

  • #19 Utah Highway 12 Scenic Byway: Section 2 - Escalante to Torrey

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    Boulder, UT

    This is fifty-seven miles of the most spectacular desert and mountain wilderness in the entire state. This is the second installment of the 120-mile drive on perhaps the most scenic highway in ...
    •  57 miles
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    This is fifty-seven miles of the most spectacular desert and mountain wilderness in the entire state. This is the second ...

  • #20 Zion Park Scenic Byway: Hurricane to Mt. Carmel Junction

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    La Verkin, UT

    A 60-mile drive highlighted by Zion National Park, one of the Southwest’s landscape showcases. Special attractions: Zion National Park and Grafton ghost town. Nearby attractions: Kolob Reservoir ...
    •  60 miles
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    A 60-mile drive highlighted by Zion National Park, one of the Southwest’s landscape showcases. Special attractions: Zion ...