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Really Beautiful

This was a truly beautiful scenic drive between Bryce Canyon and Torrey. You will not be... read more

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Cindy A
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Chesterfield, Missouri
Named SCENIC for a reason

Appropriately named scenic. A new scene at every turn....amazing. And, in many cases, looking... read more

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gold-vintner
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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This 122-mile route, located in the southwestern region of the state, passes Bryce Canyon and the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Torrey, UT
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a truly beautiful scenic drive between Bryce Canyon and Torrey. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Cindy A
Reviewed yesterday

Appropriately named scenic. A new scene at every turn....amazing. And, in many cases, looking back on an area is even more beautiful than the first glance one got. This is a case where the driver is a real disadvantage....gotta keep eyes on the road while...More

Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed yesterday

This is truly one of the most beautiful drives in the country. Take your time, stop often to take in the beauty and read the history of the development of this road. From Bryce, through Grand Staircase-Escalante and Kodachrome Basin, to Boulder Mtn. and up...More

Thank Genius09
Reviewed yesterday

Sometimes it is about the vistas. Great views. Started in Torrey and drove south. The road goes through up through mountain pine forest and down through canyons and sage. Snow in the higher elevations. Golden aspens contrasted with the pines in the mountains. Stop a...More

Thank richard m
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful drive!!! Amazing views as far as the eye can see. We stopped often just to take photographs.

Thank jcrunner6
Reviewed 2 days ago

The first time we drove this road, a lot of it was dirt, not too bad but it did detract from the views a little.

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We traveled this road between Bryce (Tropic) and Torrey (Capitol Reef NP's) on purpose after reading reviews about it and we were not disappointed in any way. This has to be experienced and not just for the 'Hogs Back' section either; it has it all...More

Thank Neil O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure and stop in Escalante and Boulder Ut. Visit the Anasazi State Park. Look for Kiva Coffee, a perfect stop on a long gorgeous highway.

Thank PeterS7901
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a spectacular trip. We were there when the aspen leaves were at there peak and the color was magnificant. There also view points offering wonderful vistas of the Capital Reef and Grand Staircase country. I love this part of Utah. Everyone should take...More

Thank Toje
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Scenic Byway is awesome. So much to see. Beautiful views. A MUST if you are in the area. Especially traveling between Moab and Zion National Park.

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Erica C
9 October 2018|
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Response from claudia p | Reviewed this property |
Looks like all the right answers above.
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Bendemeer7
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Response from RSL_Donk | Reviewed this property |
Don’t miss capitol reef. Seriously. It’s the best park in Utah.
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Denise E
9 May 2018|
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Response from Fjorz | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 2 hour drive from Torrey to Bryce Canyon. You drive through some very picturesque areas and also some small towns, VERY SMALL TOWNS. Speed limits are reduced through these small areas. Amenities are limited... More
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