Markagunt Scenic Byway

Cedar City, Utah 84720

Markagunt Scenic Byway

Markagunt Scenic Byway Professional Review and Guide

"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 two-lane highway is paved and has frequent scenic turnouts. Traffic is constant. Watch for logging trucks.

Special attractions: Fascinating geology, extensive views, Ashdown Gorge Wilderness, lakes, camping, hiking, fishing. 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."

Markagunt Scenic Byway Reviews

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9/17/2008
A very scenic and colorful drive through Cedar Canyon. Expansive views to the north open up into the Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area. Be sure to stop at the Zion Overlook just before the junction with UT 148 to Cedar Breaks. In the distance are views into Zion NP. We unfortunately drove the route east and had the sun in our eyes for most of the ride.
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Trail Information

Cedar City
Nearby City
40
Distance
Year-round
Season
Dixie National Forest
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Jul 2018