13 Scenic Drives In Utah That Are Incredibly Beautiful

Utah is an absolutely stunning state, with sweeping views every way you look. Here are 13 scenic drives in Utah that are incredibly beautiful — so beautiful, in fact, that you’ll definitely want to take your time and savor the drive. Buckle up and let’s get going!

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What other scenic drives in Utah would you recommend? If you prefer to take in the beauty of The Beehive State on foot, these 15 gorgeous hikes in Utah will not disappoint!

Address: Nebo Loop Rd, Payson, UT, USA
Address: Zion – Mount Carmel Hwy, Utah, USA
Address: Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Utah, USA
Address: 5375 UT-12, Panguitch, UT 84759, USA
Address: Big Cottonwood Canyon, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121, USA
Address: Indian Creek, Utah 84535, USA
Address: Guardsman Pass Rd, Park City, UT, USA
Address: Potash Rd, Utah 84532, USA
Address: Markagunt Plateau, Utah 84762, USA
Address: Mirror Lake, Utah 84031, USA
Address: UT-128, Utah, USA
Address: Utah, USA
Address: East Canyon, Utah 84050, USA
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Scenic Drives In Utah

February 06, 2021

What’s the most beautiful place in Utah?

You don’t expect us to pick just one (or two, or three), do you? Utah is just too beautiful to be contained in a list, but we’ll try! Nestled in the mountains above Ogden, the Ogden Valley is just heavenly. Between the charming, rural communities of Eden and Huntsville, the popular Pineview Reservoir and two ski areas, there’s lots to see and do in this pretty place. Another stunner is Provo River Falls, one of Utah’s most beautiful and most accessible waterfall. It’s located along the Mirror Lake Scenic Highway (information in the article above!), above Kamas, and you can see it right from the parking lot. Here are 15 of the state’s most beautiful places.

Are there any scenic overlooks in Utah?

There are! If you’re enjoying one of our scenic drives in Utah, and find yourself wanting to stop and savor the views, you can most definitely do that at some of the state’s many scenic overlooks. Bryce Canyon National Park has some of *the best* views in the state — Inspiration Point is perhaps the prettiest, but you’ll have to go and decide for yourself!

Why are some of Utah’s scenic byways closed in the winter?

Utah is a total winter wonderland — so much so, that many of its scenic byways shut down during the winter months. Between significant snowfall and other hazardous conditions, you’ll want to avoid certain spots during the winter months. You can find all the road closures on the Utah Department of Transportation website Seasonal Road Closure page.

Address: Nebo Loop Rd, Payson, UT, USA
Address: Zion – Mount Carmel Hwy, Utah, USA
Address: Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Utah, USA
Address: 5375 UT-12, Panguitch, UT 84759, USA
Address: Big Cottonwood Canyon, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121, USA
Address: Indian Creek, Utah 84535, USA
Address: Guardsman Pass Rd, Park City, UT, USA
Address: Potash Rd, Utah 84532, USA
Address: Markagunt Plateau, Utah 84762, USA
Address: Mirror Lake, Utah 84031, USA
Address: UT-128, Utah, USA
Address: Utah, USA
Address: East Canyon, Utah 84050, USA