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St George, Utah - Scenic Drives

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

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  • 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...

  • Maintained Dirt/Gravel
  • 30 minutes
  • 16 miles oneway

The Mojave Desert/Joshua Tree Scenic Backway starts in desert terrain populated with Joshua trees in the northern reach of the Mojave Desert. It travels north through hilly desert landscapes along the Beaver Mountain Range to its end in Shivwits, about 13 miles west of St. George. Beautiful wildflowers add to the scenery in summer.

  • Paved and Maintained Dirt/Gravel
  • 45 minutes
  • 7 miles oneway

Snow Canyon Road Scenic Backway travels through Snow Canyon State Park between Ivins and Hwy 18. It features three mile long Snow Canyon with its colorful sandstone cliffs, twisted rock formations and lava flows.

Embarking from the spectacular Virgin River Gorge, south of St. George, Utah, you can follow 277 miles of paved highways winding through small rural communities to the Navajo Indian Reservation on the east. Scenic overlooks and historic and prehistoric sites along the highways convey various aspect...

  • 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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