Drive the Scenic Byway 12 in Utah

Added by Jean-Claude Linossi

Great scenic highway with spectacular views of red rocks and the surrounding mountains and also alpine meadows

The Scenic HWY 12 is a great stretch en route to Bryce Canyon. Stop at the overlooks and take in the beautiful surrounding scenery. The red rocks are spectacular!

Read More


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby


Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

🥇Top Contributor

7 days ago

Another scenic drive

This is just another incredibly scenic drive in Utah. The rocks can get so orange/red. You're going to want to keep your camera with you.

🥇Top Contributor

22 days ago

Beautiful Scenery

The scenery changes drastically as you make your way down the highway. There are pine trees, vast canyons, and unique rock formations.

🥇Top Contributor

3 months ago


Did this drive with my mama, in a convertible - honestly, consider renting on for your trip! You’re able to take in SO much more :) Beautiful drive, highly recommend!

🥇Top Contributor

3 months ago

Don't leave your camera on your roof!

Views were so pretty I forgot I'd left the camera on top of my car. Unfortunate, but it survived the fall! Drive slow and take it all in, it's a beautiful stretch of road.


🥇Top Contributor

4 months ago

Top 5 roads in America

I love driving scenic byways across America. This road is one of my top 5. The red rock buttes, distant mountains, desert wildlife, and weird roadside attractions make this a real life “cars” movie scene.

Stay Nearby

Panguitch, Utah

Panguitch Koa

Hatch, Utah

Kings Creek

Overview Kings Creek Campground is located on the west side of Tropic Reservoir, high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 8,000 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring local ATV ...

Panguitch, Utah

White Bridge

Overview White Bridge Campground is located just 12 miles southwest of Panguitch, Utah and 55 miles northeast of Cedar City. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing on nearby Panguitch Lake and exploring ...

Bryce, Utah

Sunset Campground

Overview Sunset Campground is located in beautiful and unique Bryce Canyon National Park. Known for its colorful rock spires and grand vistas that sweep out over the High Plateaus region of the Col...

Nearby Adventures

  • Bike Thunder Mountain Trail

    Thunder Mountain Trail is one that should be on every mountain bikers bucket list. It's located just outside of Bryce Canyon National Park and passes through hoodoos, classic Bryce Canyon topography and epic views to the west.  For the first 2.5 m...

    8 miles 1123 ft gain

  • Camp at Coyote Hollow Campground

    I feel a little guilty sharing this camping spot because part of the allure is that no one else really knows about it, but what the hell, I'll just go for it. The campground is near the Thunder Mountain Trailhead, which I'm told is popular with mo...

  • Camp at Dave's Hollow Campground

    We all know the crowds well at our favorite National Parks, and Bryce Canyon is no exception. When you're looking to get a little further away from the noise, lights, and experience of a National Park campground, you often don't have to go very fa...

    4.2 miles 800 ft gain

  • Winter Camping in Bryce Canyon National Park

    The incredible views at Bryce Canyon National Park can be described with little else than a “Wow.” During a snowy winter, especially, these sights are not to be missed.There is only one campground open during the winter, Sunset Campground, and it ...