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Zion National Park, Utah - Scenic Drives

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Scenic drives to consider in the Zion National Park area are listed below. Click on any scenic byway or backway listed below for complete information.

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  • Paved
  • 1 1/2 hours
  • 60 miles oneway

From Kanab this Byway follows US-89 through Three Lakes Canyon and the Vermillion Cliffs past several western movie locations. The road soon passes Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Here a panoramic view unfolds of the White Cliffs and the majestic towers of Zion National Park. Next, the Byway desce...

  • Paved
  • 30 minutes
  • 10 mile roundtrip

Twisting Kolob Canyon Road climbs 1000 feet in just 5 miles to a pleasant picnic area and great lookout over the finger canyons of the Kolob. Along the way are some nice pull-offs and access to a few trails.

  • Paved and Dirt/Gravel
  • 1 - 2 hours
  • 45 miles oneway

  • With photo stops this backway takes about two hours to travel.
  • 45 miles (72 km)

This Backway covers the area from U-9 at Virgin, north to U-14 six miles east of Cedar City. It takes visitors through grassy meadows to ascend the red and white sandstone ledges of Zion National Park. It provides a view of the west side of the Park not available in any other location.Kolob Reservoi...

  • 1 hour
  • 40 miles (64 km)

An amazing, 40-mile journey through the Dixie National Forest, the Markaguant High Plateau Scenic Byway connects Interstate 15 and Highway 89 through beautiful southwestern Utah. Beginning in Cedar City and climbing steeply through narrow Cedar Canyon and into the Dixie National Forest, catch glimp...

  • 60 miles (96 km)

The road ascends through the Grand Staircase of vermillion, white and pink cliffs and provides access to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, providing scenic views of Zion National Park and the green fields and orchards of Long Valley.

  • Maintained Dirt/Gravel
  • 1 hour
  • 18 miles roundtrip

  • 45 minutes to drive the byway
  • 9 miles (14 km)

Smithsonian Butte National Back Country Byway travels for 9 miles between Rockville and UT-59 in southwestern Utah. Smithsonian Butte was named John Wesley Powell, a famous explorer.As the route winds above the Valley of the Virgin River, you'll see Zion Canyon, Canaan Mountain, the Vermillion Cliff...

  • Paved
  • 1 1/2 hours
  • 54 miles oneway

The Zion Park Scenic Byway traverses beautiful red rock scenery along the Virgin River from the town of Hurricane and into Zion National Park. Shortly after entering the park, the road climbs steep switchbacks out of Zion Canyon through interesting slickrock formations and some long tunnels in the eastern portion of the park. .

  • 54 miles (86 km)

Following the path of the Virgin River, the road winds through towering cliffs and scenic towns and dips into stately Zion National Park. A side trip provides access into Zion Canyon and past the park's most famous landmarks.

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