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a trip of a lifetime! Breathtaking around every turn! We stayed Bryce Canyon Log Cabins in Tropic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Everyone should do this drive

We traveled from Vegas to the upper end of Ut. 12. A long trip but after we started down Ut. 12... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Route 12, Escalante, UT 84726
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a trip of a lifetime! Breathtaking around every turn! We stayed Bryce Canyon Log Cabins in Tropic, the Cowboy Country Inn in Escalante and ate at Hell's Backbone Grill in Boulder all on Route 12 and excellent!

Thank bugga1949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled from Vegas to the upper end of Ut. 12. A long trip but after we started down Ut. 12, I couldn't believe the views. If there is a better scenic drive in America, I have yet to drive it. Multi colored rock formations,...More

Thank Casey1919
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have travelled from Bryce to Capitol Reef many times on Scenic Byway 12. This time we stayed in Escalante for a couple of nights to explore the area. The scenery is incredible and there are numerous places to pull off the road to enjoy...More

Thank TourerSussex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This road can be a destination in itself. Engineering marvel and scenery everywhere. Take your time and use the pullouts to get the best views.

Thank tukngo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well maintained road with a fantastic range of breathtaking views. We stopped over and over to wonder at the glory surrounding us.

Thank Global-Villagerr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a mix of weather from snowy, rainy to sunny. It was beautiful at all times. The drive on the crest with sheer drop offs on either side was a first for us. Take time to enjoy and photograph the views.

Thank pfwbkg12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Done this route to death. Fantastic and brilliant views in all directions. Ensure you keep to the speed limits as there are a lot of cattle plus deer ready to pounce. Enjoy

Thank tourerBrighton
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Loved the drive along the Hogs Back Ridge area just south of Boulder, Utah. Views are spectacular! A little scary for those of us with fear of heights tho. :)

Thank TravellingUtahGirl
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The views along this route are spectacular! I drove it from Bryce almost to Boulder and back. Not originally in my plans but it was rainy and cloudy at Bryce.

Thank Mosslady53
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is an amazing road on many levels. The shear tenasity of engineering magnificence in overcoming the extreme terrain diversity, and physical limitations. The conquering of geological barriers, and extreme weather conditions throughout the years is awe inspiring. There are so many of my personal...More

Thank Gleason L
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October 9, 2018|
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Response from DonPhyllis | Reviewed this property |
We came in from Moab to Escalente. Our accommodations was in Escalente @ Circle D for 10 days. It's a central location to travel east and west. Sorry I couldn't get you an answer quicker...been on adventures!
March 26, 2018|
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Response from jenLeCreate | Reviewed this property |
Hey Bunny, When we drove through 12 (September), I saw a few bike riders but it is out of my league. The road is paved (but some areas have no shoulder (other than dirt) and there are quite a few hills. I cannot... More
September 14, 2017|
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Response from 580RichardN | Reviewed this property |
This year the foliage is just starting to change color and will continue for 2-3 weeks. I think it is a little late this year,usually begins the 2nd week in Sept thru the month. Heavy rain reduces the color and duration.