Utah prides itself as the nation's greatest outdoor state with incredible National and State Parks, natural wonders, and top-rated ski resorts. Road trips in Utah through the scenic driveways are the greatest way to explore the state's scrubby deserts, rocky mountains, alpine forests, and vast grasslands.
Explore Utah's rich outdoors through the vast and desolate drives found between the beautiful and naturally occurring landscapes. Luckily, most of the drives are not just endless stretches but those filled with majestic sightseeing opportunities.
US Highway 89
The lonely 75-mile stretch of Highway 89 transverses through the open landscapes marked by rainbow sandstone cliffs, elevated ridges spotted with pinon pine and juniper. Slow down and explore the backroads and trails to the hidden wonders of southern Utah. Discover the dramatic canyons and scattered ranches hosting the pronghorn antelope and coyotes.
Experience an adrenaline rush with the 4,500 feet elevation of the 51-mile long Scenic Byway 143 that ascends over the lofty Markagunt Plateau. The road passes through the six life zones of Utah. Take a minute and appreciate the ancient lava flows, rock art from Native Americans, and the bright meadows covered by stretches of wildflowers.
The Alpine Loop
Get a glimpse of the amazing views of Utah from Mount Timpanogos and its dynamic terrain. The short stretch from the charming Sundance Mountain gives you one of the unique views of the maple oak, which combine a spectrum of color in the months leading to winter.
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