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Zion to Canyonlands

This is by far the most beautiful and diverse ride while in Utah. From the rock cliffs of Zion, to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lorry B
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Paramus, New Jersey
Photos at every turn

We took Rte 12 a number of times. It is a wonderful way to see the countryside in the area. With a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
IMACATraveler635
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Morgan Hill, California
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Route 12, Escalante, UT 84726
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is by far the most beautiful and diverse ride while in Utah. From the rock cliffs of Zion, to pine and aspen open range woods (watch for the cattle) to smooth white and red mountains and then just white mountains. Just an amazing ride,...More

Thank Lorry B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took Rte 12 a number of times. It is a wonderful way to see the countryside in the area. With a car of photographers, progress can be slow as almost every turnout has a new view.

Thank IMACATraveler635
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Most unreal road ever. It seemes like a dream now and then. You will want to return over and over. Eagles soar.

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s a beautiful trip and should not be missed. Be sure to watch for cattle in the road around Boulder Mountain - open range.

Thank NCtraveler2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had finished 4 days of hiking in Zion and Bryce and were looking for a low stress way to see more sights. We drove Route 12 from Tropic almost to Boulder and saw breathtaking scenery! Glad we did it. Hint - if you are...More

Thank des124
Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic Byway 12 is fantastic. A different beautiful view around every corner. Mountains to canyons. Awesome.

Thank TBanX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole route was amazing and full of beautiful sites and places to stop and visit, I visited several pull outs and scenic view spots many times.

Thank ellenc576
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery that is never monotonous. The vista points allow you to see miles away. Some bird watching opportunities as well.

Thank ECQuebec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you travel this road simply to get from point A to B or the scenery of the road is purpose, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have driven this by-way several times. It's beautiful every time. I see something different every time.

Thank Danny R
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Bunny1957
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
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Scripps_Guy
September 14, 2017|
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Response from Richard N | 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.
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