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Unpaaved and a Long but Enjoyable Drive

First off we were told this was the original road connecting Escalante and Boulder Utah before Rt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas C
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Miami, Florida, United States
Also known as Scenic Highway 12. Is GREAT!

Connects the Escalate Grand Staircase National Monument to Bryce Canyon City. Is a paved, curvy... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Char C
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Las Vegas NV, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First off we were told this was the original road connecting Escalante and Boulder Utah before Rt 12 was completed. So, that said it was a wonderful drive up, down and around. Not a scary or dangerous road (if you take it slow and see...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Connects the Escalate Grand Staircase National Monument to Bryce Canyon City. Is a paved, curvy, scenic road. Has 12% grades. 95% without guard rails. Sections are along mountain tops, with cliffs on both sides. Is an adrenaline rush to drive it - we LOVED it!

Thank Char C
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Ok roads for cars. Nice pine trees at the top. Certain areas you'll not want to look over the side of the cliff.

1  Thank Eric T
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Getting there by any of the possible directions is a large part of the attraction. Take your time. Stop, listen, smell, look, touch the rocks, feel the vibe of history and those who preceded you. It's like you have been waiting for this moment to...More

1  Thank W6572KQroberts
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Your really should have an ATV, and know how to drive it, to take this road. At the very least, a high-clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle, and check with the visitor's center about current conditions

Thank corybrinkerhoff
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We drove through the Dixie National Forest and stopped in many spots to take pictures of the frozen streams, wildlife, The Aspen tree's were beautiful. The One lane bridge crosses over a cool canyon.

1  Thank David N
Reviewed 8 November 2017

As previous reviewers have stated, most of the scenery on this road is hidden by the pine forest. The view from the actual Hells Gate Bridge make up for it. The road at present does have a fair amount of washboard particularly on the curves...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is a lovely drive so take your time. Some views but the best is at the bridge located at the height of land. Be certain to read how the bridge was built.it gave me chills just reading about it.

1  Thank 558renater
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This road is pretty, but you are deep in a pine forest for 95% of the 35 miles, it does open up near the bridge for a very nice view of the canyons below. I found the road to be a little boring. Route 12...More

2  Thank IrishGirlinConcord
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Take your time on this one. Don't keep trying to catch a glimpse of the Box-Death Hollows Wilderness - it will eventually reveal itself in all it's glory. Plan to spend at least 3-4 hours giving the drive the time it deserves. You can read...More

1  Thank Csu R
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