You don’t have to hike, camp, or even head to the lake to enjoy Utah’s natural beauty. The Beehive State is home to dozens of scenic backroads that take you to the greatest views in the entire state. Check out this list of the nine best backroads in Utah that are breathtaking in every way. On these long scenic drives, you definitely won’t want to forget your camera!

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If you were to do a search for “backroads near me” or “scenic drives near me,” at least a few of these spots would most certainly pop up at the top of the list!

What are some scenic drives in Utah that deserve to be on this list? What do you think are the best backroads in Utah? Share with us in the comments!

If you’d like to explore hikes around any of these scenic byways in Utah, you can find some great trails by going to the AllTrails website.

For a bit of TV history, be sure to read: Fans Of The Show Gunsmoke Will Recognize This Abandoned Film Set In Utah.

If you’re still in the mood for more Utah adventures, take a look at this video about beautiful Arches National Park:

 

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Out and About in Utah

Where can we find hiking trails in Utah?

  • The Frary Peak Trail on Antelope Island is a 6.6-mile round-trip trail offering unparalleled 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape peppered with wildlife.
  • The Stewart Falls Trail located in Provo is a four-mile round-trip trail that meanders through beautiful Provo Canyon and past a two-tiered, 200-foot-high waterfall.
  • The Canyon Overlook Trail located in Zion National Park extends for about a mile and offers some of the most spectacular views in the state.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other picturesque hiking trails in Utah.

What are some fun family activities in Utah?

  • Soldier Hollow – In the winter, Soldier Hollow is the perfect place to take the family for an exciting holiday sleigh ride.
  • Hogle Zoo – In addition to the wide array of animals that make their home at the Hogle Zoo, there is also a carousel, train, and Elephant Encounter exhibit, among other highlights.
  • Bear Lake – A popular vacation spot, recreational activity opportunities here include the beach, an adventure park, boating, swimming, and more.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other fun family activities in Utah.

Where can we find the best ice cream shops in Utah?

  • Eli’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Soda Shop in Payson is a vintage ice cream and soda shop scooping up some of the most interesting flavors.
  • Casper’s Ice Cream in Richmond has been in business since 1925 and crafts what they call “the world's smoothest, most delicious ice cream.”
  • Aggie Ice Cream in Logan is located on the campus of Utah State University and is a favorite for its over two dozen flavors of ice cream.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other scrumptious ice cream shops in Utah.