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Limited words can not describe the astonishing view. You ought to come to experience it, never miss... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tan Q
Interesting drive!

Drove from Torrey to Bryce Canyon. It was a very scenic drive but long. Loved the "cattle crossing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
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This 122-mile route, located in the southwestern region of the state, passes Bryce Canyon and the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“capitol reef” (31 reviews)
“bryce canyon” (53 reviews)
“red canyon” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Torrey, UT
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Limited words can not describe the astonishing view. You ought to come to experience it, never miss it.

Thank Tan Q
Reviewed 2 days ago

Drove from Torrey to Bryce Canyon. It was a very scenic drive but long. Loved the "cattle crossing" signs. Lots of switchbacks!

Thank Momster224
Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove from Torrey, UT to Bryce Canyon and took the Scenic Byway, Hwy. 12. Although the milage isn’t that far between our destinations, it does take more time since the speed limit ranges from 35 mph to 45 mph through much of the area....More

Thank Trish P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this scenic drive! The free range cows through the Dixie National Forest were great too! Not normal for us to see cows blocking our roads:)

1  Thank all101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highway 12 is outstanding.. Narrow road...drive slow...great views in every direction. Very little traffic...enjoy

1  Thank Mary W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Utah offers some of the beautiful landscapes in the world. The Hwy 12 scenic byway is another opportunity to see more of Utah. I recommend all of the scenic byways everywhere....the "road less traveled" idea. If you have the time, do it!

1  Thank CherylinLA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They say this is the most scenic route in usa, we feel there are better but the scenery was excellent. This will take you from Torres to Bryce Canyon plenty of interest on route

1  Thank Stefan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

this drive was a welcome relief from traveling the interstate; there were beautiful views everywhere we looked; a little slower travel time, but well worth the drive

1  Thank millou5171
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the most beautiful drive. The variety of landscape is so varied. It was May when we drove through and in some of the high areas closer to Torrey there was still a little snow under the trees and the leaves on the trees...More

1  Thank Judy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highways 12 was an amazing part of our trip in Utah! The panoramic views were beautiful. We stopped every chance we could to enjoy the landscape and take photos. I think the drive made our travels thru Utah even more memorable!

1  Thank Rdhcolleen
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24 May 2017|
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Response from 566shink | Reviewed this property |
12 is very beautiful road to drive. 12-24-I 70-191 is the one I took and that will take you through Capitol reef national park to Moab. On 12, you will go through small towns and watch out your speed. One day is pretty... More
1 April 2017|
Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not getting back to you. I had to look up torrey and Springdale to confirm their locations (I assume Springdale UT not Springdale OH). Yes highway 12 is the scenic route to take, just be sure to check if the pass... More
Justin A
24 March 2017|
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Response from Annie A | Reviewed this property |
it would be wicked. no where to pull over- tough drive! Hope this helps you.