Utah September 12, 2015
Take These 13 Roads in Utah for an Unforgettable Scenic Drive
Fall is the perfect time for a scenic drive. Some of these roads offer fall foliage; others have year-round scenic beauty. Get out there and enjoy!
1) Nebo Loop
This drive is particularly gorgeous once the leaves turn.
2) Zion-Mount Carmel Highway
This section of SR-9 winds about 26 miles through Zion National Park. The small toll is well worth the money.
3) Alpine Loop
Whether you start at American Fork Canyon or Provo Canyon, the loop provides picturesque views.
4) Highway 12 - Red Canyon
The south portion of this scenic highway offers plenty of unique rock formations.
5) Big Cottonwood Canyon
Drive all the way up to Brighton, then take a hike to see even more fall colors!
6) Indian Creek Scenic Byway
This scenic byway will take you into Canyonlands. Don't forget to stop along the way for a quick peek at Newspaper Rock!
7) Guardsman Pass
Spectacular fall foliage views , this road is closed during the winter.
8) Potash Road
Potash is the nickname for SR-279. It winds along the Colorado river.
9) Markagunt High Plateau Scenic Byway
This scenic byway (SR-14) stretches from Cedar City to Long Valley Junction.
10) Mirror Lake Scenic Byway
From Kamas, you'll drive through the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, enjoying stunning foliage and perhaps even sighting some wildlife before you arrive at Mirror Lake.
11) Upper Colorado Scenic Byway
This byway (also known as SR-128) starts in Moab and stretched almost 45 miles.
12) Capitol Reef Scenic Byway
This photo was taken from the Plateau valley near Loa. The entire byway will take you about 4 hours to traverse.
13) East Canyon
Don't miss the state park!
What other scenic roads would you recommend?