Considered one of the most scenic drives in the U.S., Utah's Byway 12 passes two national parks, three state parks, and a national forest all within a national monument. But that’s not all, a drive on this roadway spotlights the unique history and geology of the region. Shaka Guide’s Scenic Byway 12 Tour takes you from Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef with stops at hikes, overlooks, forest, parks and quaint towns in between.
Here are just a few of the fun things you can do along Scenic Byway 12!
• Visit Bryce Canyon National Park
• Stop at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
• Drive Hell’s Backbone Scenic Byway
• Hike in Dixie National Forest
• Explore the town of Torrey, Utah
Pro tip! Combine this tour with Shaka Guide’s Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef driving tours.
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Tour Starting Point(s): Mt. Carmel Junction
Time to complete: 6-8 hours
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This tour has 27 stops. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go! This tour connects three Utah National Parks: Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef. Check out our itineraries for those tours below:
Of course a lot of the costs will depend on what you choose to do, what you want to eat, and so on. But here are our estimates to help you plan:
Below are hours of operations for some of the major stops on the Scenic Byway 12 Tour.
Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.
No, this tour is only available in one direction.
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