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All American Highway - Utah Highway 12

Why drive the hectic freeways when it takes about the same time to get to the Southwestern parks, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, on beautiful scenic byways? Experience geological wonders, beauty galore and small-town charm.

Utah Scenic Byway 12 - All American Highway

Scenic Byway 12, is 123 miles long and runs west to east. The road begins off US-89, south of Panguitch, Utah. The highway passes through the northern edge of Bryce Canyon National Park as well as some incredible scenery. The road has the prestige of being named an "All American Highway," and has been ranked the "second most scenic road in the country," by Car and Driver magazine. The trip through Red Canyon and Bryce Canyon is one not to miss. Scenic Byway 12 is part of the magnificent Route-89 Vacation Tour. Highway 12 meets up with the Mt. Carmel Scenic Byway, which joins with highway 9 to Zion National Park. It also hooks up with the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument back road - Skutumpah. map

Connecting the National Parks with beauty and adventure

Utah State Road 9 - thru Zion Park

Utah US-89 -connects with SR-9 from
Zion National Park in Mt. Carmel Jct.

Utah State Road 14 is Cedar Mountain.

Utah State Road 148 - to Cedar Breaks

Arizona 89A and SR-67 to Grand Canyon

Southern Utah Backways

Scenic Byways of southern Utah

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Red Canyon - Scenic Byway 12

If traveling to Bryce Canyon National Park, plan to spend a little time in Dixie National Forest's, Red Canyon. There are fun trails, a delightful paved bike path, the Red Canyon Visitor Center and great photo opportunities.

Red Canyon Bike Trails
For bicycle enthusiasts U-12 is a dream. Red Canyon offers a paved bike path that parallels Scenic Byway 12.

Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon is located 9 miles from Red Canyon. Pass through Red Canyon and continue on U-12 to U-63, turning south on U-63. The entrance to Bryce Canyon is only a couple of miles away, after the turn onto U-63.


Directions to Bryce Canyon

From Salt Lake City: Travel south on Interstate 15 past Beaver to UT 20. Exit on UT 20. Turn south on UT 89 and travel past Panguitch. Follow UT 89 to UT 12. Travel along UT 12 through Red Canyon to Bryce Canyon. Turn south on UT 63 to enter the park.
From Las Vegas: Travel Interstate 15 past St. George to Exit 16. Drive through Hurricane, Utah. Follow Utah Highway 9 through Hurricane and to the only stop light in LaVerkin. Turn right at the stop light. Continue on Highway 9 to the south entrance of Zion National Park. Drive through Zion to the junction of UT 9 and US 89 at Mt. Carmel Jct. Turn north on UT 89, then exit on UT 12. Follow UT 12 through Red Canyon, turning south on UT 63 to enter Bryce Canyon.

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Utah Highway 12 leading to Bryce Canyon National Park

There are two fun little tunnels along SR-12 in Red Canyon. This "mini-Bryce Canyon" is part of Dixie National Forest, rather than a National Park like Bryce Canyon. It's a great place for horse and bike rides.

 

Lodging Zion National Park
Lodging Zion National ParkLodging and services are available on the gorgeous east side of Zion National Park, where guests are close to Zion National Park (12 miles), Bryce Canyon National Park (60 miles), Cedar Breaks National Monument (45 miles), Coral Pink Sand Dunes (12 miles), and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (85 miles). It's where city traffic is absent and the skies are bright and clean.

 
Book:  Favorites hike in and around Zion National Park - including Bryce CanyonBryce Canyon - Bryce Canyon is located 9 miles from Red Canyon. Pass through Red Canyon and continue on U-12 to U-63, turning south on U-63. The entrance to Bryce Canyon is only a couple of miles away, after the turn onto U-63.

Mt. Carmel Scenic Byway - The Mt. Carmel Scenic Byway meets Scenic Byway 12 at the U-12 and US-89 junction. The byway runs 60 miles, beginning south of Panguitch and ending in East Zion, at the vacation community of Mt. Carmel Junction.

 

America the Beautiful Pass to all National Parks and Monuments

 

Consider buying the America the Beautiful Park pass. It will get you into Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and all the US Federal Lands on your want to see list. The pass can be purchased online or at the gate of any of the parks. Help out your favorite park and buy the pass from them or speed up the lines to get into the parks and get yours ahead of time on the internet.

 


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