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Uinta Mountains, Utah - Scenic Drives

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

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  • Paved
  • 1 hour
  • 24 miles oneway

Alpine Scenic Backway travels through heavy alpine forests around Mt. Timpanogos. The road is paved, but narrow and twisting, and offers sensational alpine scenery along its length.

  • Rough Dirt/Gravel
  • 1 hour
  • 4 1/2 miles

  • Paved
  • 2 - 3 hours
  • 40 miles oneway

Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway (Hwy. 44) starts at Hwy. 191 south of the gorge and runs 28 miles around the southwestern corner of Flaming Gorge to the town of Manilla. Most of the route is through attractive pine and aspen forests and open meadows away from the gorge, but there are some great views of Sheep Creek Bay and other parts of the gorge.

  • Two hours (including backtracking on Highway 44) to drive or a day to enjoy the Byway.
  • 82 miles (132 km)

As one of the most aptly named landscapes in the country, Flaming Gorge provides vast scenic vistas that you won't be able to fit into your camera! These views may only live in your memory. Drive this scenic Byway and watch Flaming Gorge and the Uintas unfold from several different perspectives.

  • Rough Dirt/Gravel
  • 1 hour
  • 14 to 22 miles

  • Paved
  • 1 hour
  • 47 miles oneway

Indian Canyon Scenic Byway climbs out of the Price River Canyon along Willow Creek through the Ashley National Forest. The route reaches 9,100 feet and forests of aspen and Douglas fir. You'll likely see deer and maybe some elk. The trip is autumn is exceptionally beautiful.

  • Paved
  • 2 hours
  • 65 miles oneway

Mirror Lake Scenic Byway runs through the western side of the Uintas from Kamas to the Utah/Wyoming border. It winds through beautiful alpine mountain scenery along rivers and past numerous lakes.

  • 2 or 3 hours to drive.
  • 65 miles (104 km)

Mirror Lake is the ideal name for this alpine lake, nestled in the northeast corner of Utah. On a still day, the flat, cool lake perfectly reflects the distant sky and tufts of white clouds. As you look up and around, the sounds and sights are new and fresh. Instead of the buzz of a computer or noon...

  • Approximately 20 minutes
  • 20 miles (32 km)

The Mirror Lake Highway, SR 150, runs from Kamas, UT toEvanston, WY, bisecting the western portion of the Uinta Mountains.Both Wyoming and Utah have designated this entire stretch ofhighway, approximately 78 miles, as a State Scenic Byway. ItsScenic Byway status acknowledges the spectacular scenery ...

  • Rough Dirt/Gravel
  • 5 hours
  • 76 mile roundtrip

The North Slope Road is a beautiful drive along the northern edge of the Uinta Mountains. The greens of the forest and meadows and the blues of the sky are vibrant here, and the occasional views of majestic peaks framed by the forest are very satisfying.

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