Utah Scenic Byway 12

Scenic Utah Byway 12 ... All-American RoadScenic Byway 12 in Utah

Scenic Byway 12 spans a route of 123 miles in southern Utah, and travels through some of the most diverse, remote and ruggedly beautiful landscapes in the country. It has been designed an "All-American Road".

It runs through Utah’s Garfield and Wayne Counties and is home to two national parks, three state parks, a national recreation area, a national monument, and a national forest. The road climbs from 5,223 feet to 9,636 feet above sea level.

Highway 12 passes through Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and over Boulder Mountain in the Dixie National Forest to its termination in Torrey near the entrance to Capitol Reef National Park.

It is a popular connecting road for tourists visiting both Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef national parks.

From the west, it begins between Hatch and Panguitch, on U.S. Highway 89, and travels mostly northeast through Bryce Canyon City, Tropic, Cannonville, Henrieville, Escalante and Boulder, ending in Torrey with the byway's intersection with Utah 24.

The road is open year-round, but after major winter storms, sections might be impassible until plowed.

Below we take a road trip on Scenic Byway 12, starting from the west end of the road, and highlighting some of our own original photos we have taken during our many trips on Byway 12!



Map of Utah Scenic Byway 12

Map of Utah Scenic Byway 12


Interactive Map of Utah Scenic Byway 12


More Information about Scenic Byway 12

Scenic ByWay 12 Foundation website at www.ScenicByway12.com


Scenic Byway 12 on VisitUtah.com website

More About the Burr Trail

Read more about the Burr Trail, with photographs, travel information and maps

Burr Trail at the ScenicByway12.com website

Burr Trail on the Glen Canyon National Recreation area official website at NPS

More Information About Boulder

BoulderUtah.com website


Boulder on VisitUtah.com website


Read more about the community of Boulder Utah on this website

More Information about Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park official website at NPS>

The address of the park is P.O. Box 640201, Bryce, UT 84764. Phone 435.834.5322


Bryce Canyon National Park at Utah.com


Bryce Canyon National Park at VisitUtah.com