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Beautiful views

Great drive from Escalante to Torrey. The terrain is unique and spectacular. Take time to soak in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Buddie98
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Great road with cool places to stop off

Great road with cool places to stop off along the way. Google before you go to get the best out of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John S
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good9%
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Travellers talk about
“capitol reef” (62 reviews)
“bryce canyon” (76 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (36 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Torrey, UT
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"capitol reef"
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"bryce canyon"
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"beautiful drive"
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"red canyon"
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"both sides"
in 19 reviews
"every turn"
in 19 reviews
"twists and turns"
in 9 reviews
"hells backbone"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
in 20 reviews
"dixie national forest"
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"steep drop offs"
in 7 reviews
"sheer drop"
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"grand staircase"
in 12 reviews
"amazing road"
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"side trips"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great drive from Escalante to Torrey. The terrain is unique and spectacular. Take time to soak in views. The road did sometimes have drop offs on both sides, but the shoulder was wide enough that it did not feel too chilling.

Thank Buddie98
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great road with cool places to stop off along the way. Google before you go to get the best out of your visit.

1  Thank John S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing highway to drive. The views are incredible. Be sure to take time and stop and the pullouts so you can take in the vistas.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a few areas to pull off and take photos.Just east of Tropic is Kodachrome State Park. It is a gentle, not too steep area for hiking and camping. There is a really nice laundromat there, and I did my laundry there! There was...More

Thank Elle D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beautiful drive to take. This is often overlooked because of all of the other drives and national parks you can visit.

Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this road from Capitol Reef to Bryce canyon and it did not disappoint. At one point you reach an elevation of over 9,000ft and the view is beautiful. There is tons of wildlife and some cool viewpoints. Pictures really dont do this justice.

Thank Mikez428
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss it...amazing scenery around every corner. It's a relatively short drive but totally worth it.

Thank M H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most scenic drives in America (and we’ve driven all around our beautiful country many, many times) and truly not to be missed! And it’s the link between some of the most stunning, breathtaking National Parks. The scenery is so diverse...More

3  Thank Rocker_rep
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had planned to drive Highway 12 simply to get from Torrey to Escalante-Grand Staircase. Little did we know that the drive itself was a highlight of the trip. Be sure to spend some time at the various pullouts -- the views are unparalleled and...More

1  Thank Marian R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to experience as many national parks and monuments as possible- and driving through The Grand Staircase Nat Mon was wonderful. It is a truly spectacular part of ur beautiful country.

Thank Diana D
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Bendemeer7
6 August 2018|
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Response from RSL_Donk | Reviewed this property |
Don’t miss capitol reef. Seriously. It’s the best park in Utah.
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Denise E
9 May 2018|
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Response from Fjorz | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 2 hour drive from Torrey to Bryce Canyon. You drive through some very picturesque areas and also some small towns, VERY SMALL TOWNS. Speed limits are reduced through these small areas. Amenities are limited... More
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Mellyjane
6 March 2018|
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Response from louraedude | Reviewed this property |
Should be fine, get a convertible. What a view! In October much of the State is shutting down between summer and ski season. Just be aware many restaurants, park lodges, etc. take some time off starting in late Oct.
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