Taking a scenic drive is one of the best ways to admire Utah’s natural beauty and its many unique features. Here in the Beehive State, we are home to some of the best backroads with views that are exquisite. Some of the best scenic drives in Utah are miles long while others are just a few miles but offer scenery that is hard to find anywhere else. The following seven backroads are just a few of our favorite roads that are perfect for a scenic drive in Utah.

What do you consider to be the best backroads in the Beehive State? Where do you like to go for a scenic drive in Utah? We’d love to hear about some of your favorite places in the comments! And, if you have a favorite business, restaurant, hike, place to stay, etc., that you love in Utah, share it with us by filling out this nomination form.

If you love exploring one of the Utah scenic byways, you need to prepare accordingly for time on the road. Check out our ultimate road trip packing list so you are always ready.

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Best scenic drives in Utah

What are some of the best scenic drives in Utah?

It is impossible to choose just one of our favorite scenic roads in Utah. There are so many extraordinary places to drive and explore. While the scenic drives listed in the article above are certainly some of our favorites, they aren’t the only ones worth checking out. In fact, some more scenic drives to consider include:


What are some road trips in Utah that I should add to my bucket list?

I love a good road trip. There is something special about driving around the state, stopping at unique and new attractions, and capturing some of the pure beauty of Utah. Fortunately, there are so many incredible destinations that are perfect for a road trip. Here at Only In Your State, we love creating road trips and we have designed dozens of itineraries throughout the years. Some of our favorite road trips in Utah include:


However, if you do plan a road trip in Utah, make sure you check out our road trip essentials packing list. This article features several items you don’t want to be without on a long road trip, and this is the ultimate guide to help you be prepared for anything you encounter on your journey.

What are some small towns in Utah I should visit?

Utah is home to dozens of charming small towns that are just waiting to be explored. In fact, many of these small towns are located right along a scenic drive. If you are searching for the next small town in Utah to visit, consider the following:


If you are searching for even more small towns in Utah to check out, take a look at our list featuring several small towns in Utah that are perfect for a weekend escape.