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Utah's Scenic Byways

The geographic size of Utah might seem daunting, but time on the road passes quickly when new discoveries punctuate each mile traveled. With interstates and airplanes, the world can feel pretty small. On Utah’s designated scenic byways, the world feels grand; its horizons seem infinite. 

In total, Utah’s distinct topography provides the surface for 27 scenic byways, which add up to hundreds of miles of vivid travel experiences wherein the road trip is as memorable as the destination. All of Utah’s scenic byways are explorative journeys filled with trailheads, scenic overlooks, museums, local flavors and vibrant communities where you can stop for the night or hook up your RV.

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National Scenic Byways

State Scenic Byways

Utah's distinct topography provides the surface for 19 designated state byways. From the high mountain meadows of the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway in Northern Utah to the exposed rock strata of Southern Utah's Capitol Reef Country Scenic Byway and the dozens of byways in between, Utah offers a state road network with unparalleled vistas and heritage. 

Northern Utah

Albion Basin

Photo: Andrew Burr

Mirror Lake Scenic Byway

Photo: Austen Diamond

Southwestern Utah

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Photo: Adam Clark

Hiking through Dead Horse State Park.

Photo: Austen Diamond

Zion National Park

Photo: Jay Dash

Southeastern Utah

Audio Tours

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway National Scenic Byway

This tour guides you along the section of the byway between the two Utah cities of Duchesne and Vernal. For the dinosaur enthusiast, there are plenty of resources to help you “dig” into this area’s Jurassic legacy.

Dinosaur Diamond Audio Tour

Flaming Gorge–Uintas National Scenic Byway

The theme of the byway is “Wildlife Through the Ages” as the route travels through one of the richest areas for wildlife and fossils in the west. During your drive you will not only experience abundant wildlife, but also deep multi-colored canyons, unique geologic features, breathtaking scenic vistas and vast forest landscapes.

Flaming Gorge–Uintas Audio Tour

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6 Days

Easy Riding: Southern Wasatch to Monument Valley

Talking about freedom and living it are two different things. Utah’s iconic American West offers both the picture-perfect backdrops to freedom and the roads for living it. This six-day itinerary follows the open-road inspiration of “Easy Rider."

Film Tourism, Motorcycle Touring, Scenic Drives/Road Trips, Cycling

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7 Days

History & Hoodoos

Just the national parks, ma'am. We get it. You're a bucket-lister with a checklist and a pen. We hope it has a lot of ink.

History and Heritage, Stargazing, Camping & Backpacking, Hiking, Food and Drink

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7 Days

The Best Week of Your Life

What makes up The Best Week of Your Life? Let’s run the numbers for this one: five national parks, two national monuments, five scenic drives including one All-American Road, two national forests and up to six state parks, including the photogenic Dead Horse Point and Kodachrome Basin.

Scenic Drives/Road Trips

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