Highway 12 - A Journey Through Time Scenic Byway

Highway 12 - A Journey Through Time Scenic Byway

Address:Scenic Byway 12
PO Box 132
Tropic, UT 84776

Web: www.scenicbyway12.com Description:The "journey through time" route connects national parks, monuments, and forests to preserve some of the most spectacular rock formations and stunning scenery in the United States. This includes the red rock formations of Red Canyon in Dixie National Forest, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the Escalante River, Calf Creek Canyon, and the Hogsback and 9,760-foot Boulder Mountain. At Boulder visitors can get a firsthand look at life in a prehistoric Native American village at the Anasazi Indian Village Park. Continuing north from Boulder, the route crosses the eastern flank of Boulder Mountain with spectacular views of Capitol Reef National Park, the Henry Mountains, Circle Cliffs, and Navajo Mountain on the far side of Lake Powell. On a clear day travelers can see more than 100 miles into Colorado and Arizona.
Legth: 124 miles. Start/Endpoint: Byway connects Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park. From west to east, it begins at the junction of US 89 and SR 12, 7 miles south of Panguitch and 8 miles north of Hatch in Garfield County. Byway ends at the junction of SR 12 and SR 24, just east of Torrey, in Wayne County. Time to Allow: 3 hours. Designation/Year: All-American Road (2002).

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