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Scenic drives to consider in the Wasatch 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.

  • Paved
  • 45 minutes
  • 14 miles oneway

This 14-mile long scenic drive offers pretty mountain scenery similar to Little Cottonwood Canyon. As in Little Cottonwood, there are picnic areas and campgrounds and access to numerous hiking trails.

  • Paved and Dirt/Gravel
  • 1 hour
  • 25 miles oneway

Cascade Springs Scenic Backway offers excellent alpine scenery and some nice views out over the Heber Valley. At mile 7 is beautiful Cascade Springs.

  • 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
  • 1-1/2 hours
  • 22 mile roundtrip

This scenic byway takes you from the edge of Salt Lake City up into the beautiful mountain scenery of the Wasatch Mountains. Along the 11-mile drive are picnic areas and campgrounds, the ski resorts of Snowbird and Alta and access to hiking trails.

  • Paved
  • 1-1/2 hours
  • 41 miles oneway

Hwy 89 enters beautiful Logan Canyon at the northeast corner of town and runs along the Logan River past numerous campgrounds, picnic areas, fishing spots and trailheads. After about 20 miles the highway leaves the canyon and climbs past Beaver Mountain Ski Area to Bear Lake Summit at 7,800 feet. At the summit are great views out over the large, turquoise Bear Lake.

  • 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 ...

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

This byway allows you to see not only that tallest of Wasatch Mountains, Mount Nebo, but long stretches of Uinta National Forest.

  • Paved
  • 1-1/2 hours
  • 44 miles oneway

Ogden River Scenic Byway (Hwy 39) runs up the narrow and winding Ogden Canyon along the Ogden River. It passes Pineview Reservoir and traverses lush Ogden Valley before it climbs easily into the modest, but pretty Monte Cristo range.

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Bear Lake Bear Lake Bear Lake
Northern UtahBear Lake Valley lies on the border of Utah and Idaho, and is home to the "Caribbean of the Rockies", or Bear Lake. Visitors can enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities throughout the entire year.
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North Central UtahMade famous by the Sundance Film Festival, Park City is a favorite with locals and the world. Ski resorts, scenic beauty, and Main Street draw visitors to this mountain city. “New” Visitor Information Center - 1794 Olympic Parkway (entrance to Utah Olympic Park) – 658-9616 – Park City, UT 84098
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North Central UtahSalt Lake City is the cultural center of Utah and where most of the state's people reside. There is plenty to see and do here, just ask the locals.
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Alta Ski Area Alta Ski Area Alta Ski Area
Alta Ski Area is a 66 year Utah tradition and a favorite with many locals. Alta is a skier's mountain, offering consistent snow and outstanding terrain. Alta is situated at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon amidst stunningly beautiful granite peaks.
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