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Panguitch, Utah - Scenic Drives

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

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Welcome to Utah Heritage Highway 89 and the Mormon Pioneer Heritage Area. We are the artisans and business owners of the Utah Heritage Highway 89 Alliance. You are about to begin a a heritage adventure that will take you through one or more of five uniquely Western heritage areas.

  • Paved
  • 1-1/2 to 2 hours
  • 55 miles oneway

Brian Head/Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway climbs from the town of Parawon steeply through forests of pine and aspen to the resort town of Brian Head. At mile 16, the route reaches it summit of 11,000 feet in the shadow of Brian Head Peak. It continues through alternating heavy timberland and large grassy meadows as it gradually descends the remaining 23 miles to Hwy 89, passing large Panguitch Lake on the way.

  • 2 hours to drive the byway.
  • 55 miles (88 km)

Brian Head-Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway climbs up Parowan Canyon's white, gold, red and yellow rock pillars and cliffs, traveling between its two town anchors, Parowan and Panguitch. As you travel this rolling route through varying elevations, note the distinctive combination of colorful scenery and ...

  • Paved and Dirt/Gravel
  • 4 - 5 hours
  • 70 miles

The Burr Trail is a great scenic backway. It starts in the town of Boulder, crosses through the northesternmost portion of the Grand Staircase and then climbs up and over the waterpocket fold of Capitol Reef. Past the waterpocket fold it joins Notum Road.

  • Rough Dirt/Gravel
  • 1 - 2 hours
  • 30 miles oneway

Hell's Backbone starts from Hwy. 12 just south of Boulder and climbs up and around Box Death Hollow Wilderness. It features a dramatic stretch of road along a narrow ridge with sheer drops on both sides and crosses wonderful narrow bridge. The route has some great views out over the range as it twists through pine, spruce and fir forests.

  • Paved
  • 4 hours
  • 122 miles oneway

Highway 12 is one of the most spectacular scenic byways in the country. It begins at Hwy 24 near Torrey and runs south and west for 122 miles to Hwy. 89 south of Panguitch.

  • 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.

  • Three hours to drive or three days to experience the Byway.
  • 124 miles (199 km)

A kaleidoscope of color and a national gem at each end -- Utah's Scenic Byway 12 is a showcase of sandstone sculpted by nature where people have lived and explored for thousands of years. Drive this Byway connecting Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks and you will soon see that you are on n...

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