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This is a bucket list experience. The colors, the rocks, the history of the native people, the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
West New York, New Jersey
Drive off the beaten path!!

Words cannot describe the views and the landscapes. Grand beautiful landscapes with colors that... read more

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Route 12, Escalante, UT 84726
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a bucket list experience. The colors, the rocks, the history of the native people, the mountains the cliffs..... I could go on and on.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brian7762
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely drive you want to take during the day (be careful of the deer, however!). Instead of just driving, try to schedule a little extra time to take a hike. Calf Creek Falls (three hours round trip) would be a good choice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Words cannot describe the views and the landscapes. Grand beautiful landscapes with colors that change with the rising and setting sun. Take this route from Kanab to near Blanding. There's plenty of camping, scenic pull outs, day or short excursions. Do it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CBAndrewB
Reviewed 9 November 2018

a trip of a lifetime! Breathtaking around every turn! We stayed Bryce Canyon Log Cabins in Tropic, the Cowboy Country Inn in Escalante and ate at Hell's Backbone Grill in Boulder all on Route 12 and excellent!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

We traveled from Vegas to the upper end of Ut. 12. A long trip but after we started down Ut. 12, I couldn't believe the views. If there is a better scenic drive in America, I have yet to drive it. Multi colored rock formations,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Casey1919
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We have travelled from Bryce to Capitol Reef many times on Scenic Byway 12. This time we stayed in Escalante for a couple of nights to explore the area. The scenery is incredible and there are numerous places to pull off the road to enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

This road can be a destination in itself. Engineering marvel and scenery everywhere. Take your time and use the pullouts to get the best views.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tukngo
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Well maintained road with a fantastic range of breathtaking views. We stopped over and over to wonder at the glory surrounding us.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

We had a mix of weather from snowy, rainy to sunny. It was beautiful at all times. The drive on the crest with sheer drop offs on either side was a first for us. Take time to enjoy and photograph the views.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pfwbkg12
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Done this route to death. Fantastic and brilliant views in all directions. Ensure you keep to the speed limits as there are a lot of cattle plus deer ready to pounce. Enjoy

Date of experience: October 2018
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10 October 2018|
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Response from papasn0w | Reviewed this property |
From Bryce to Escalante it takes about 1 hour. From Escalante your drive time will be 1.5 hours. That's if you drive without stops. Along the way the views are epic and I would stop at the Kiva coffee shop, Hells Back Bone... More
27 March 2018|
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Response from jenLeCreate | Reviewed this property |
Hey Bunny, When we drove through 12 (September), I saw a few bike riders but it is out of my league. The road is paved (but some areas have no shoulder (other than dirt) and there are quite a few hills. I cannot... More
15 September 2017|
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Response from 580RichardN | Reviewed this property |
This year the foliage is just starting to change color and will continue for 2-3 weeks. I think it is a little late this year,usually begins the 2nd week in Sept thru the month. Heavy rain reduces the color and duration.