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Scenic Byway 12 Tour

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DurationDuration2-8 hrs
DirectionsAudio Points61
Tour stops Tour Stops 19
$8.99
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Utah

Scenic Byway 12 Tour

DurationDuration2-8 hrs
DirectionAudio Points61
tour Tour Stops 19
$8.99

About The Tour

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.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Recommended Start Time:
Tour Starting Point(s): Mt. Carmel Junction
Time to complete: 6-8 hours

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Sample Tour Audio

Utah Scenic Byway 12 Introduction
The Red Canyon Arches
Bryce Canyon City

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  • Canyonlands National Park Tour
  • La Sal Mountain Loop
  • Zion National Park Tour
  • Bryce Canyon National Park Tour
  • Capitol Reef National Park Tour
  • US Route 89: Heritage Highway Tour
  • Scenic Byway 12 Tour
  • Goblin Valley State Park Tour

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  • Bryce Canyon National Park Tour
  • Capitol Reef National Park Tour
  • US Route 89: Heritage Highway Tour
  • Scenic Byway 12 Tour
  • Goblin Valley State Park Tour

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Customer Reviews

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Must have on The road to Hana

This was a must have on your road to Hana. The GPS system worked amazing! Was not expecting that. But the commentary was excellent. We stopped at all the places I wanted to see. Avoided some we didn’t. All the time being entertained with great stories and great music for the drive! Looking forward to taking additional tours in the future. We just did the Utah National Park vacation a year ago and really wish I knew about Shaka!!

Perfect for a first timer

We used this at Bryce Canyon. It worked just as described. Every stop was explained as you got there and hikes were described as well. This was an excellent guide for us. E will use this every time we go to a national park. AAA+++

Already had this for Hawaii and new additions with Utah came out last year right before our trip to Arches so gladly purchased it. Makes driving thru in your own car like have a tour guide on a bus narrating, pointing out sites, telling you history and trivia. Excellent and inexpensive.

Scenic Byway 12 Itinerary

Utah Scenic Byway 12 presents a captivating journey through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the American Southwest. The recommended itinerary for this scenic route might start in Panguitch, taking you through the Red Canyon and Bry...

How long is Scenic Byway 12?

Utah's Scenic Byway 12 stretches approximately 122 miles through some of the state's most scenic and varied landscapes. The route traverses rugged canyons, alpine forests, desert vistas, and unique geological formations. The varying terrai...

Where is Scenic Byway 12?

Utah's Scenic Byway 12 crosses through southern Utah, connecting Panguitch to Torrey. The route begins near the Bryce Canyon National Park area in the west and extends east to the edge of Capitol Reef National Park. This scenic drive takes...

Self guided audio tour

What is an Audio Tour Guide?

Think of us as your personal tour guide in an app. Our tours provide everything a guided tour does, but with the freedom to explore on your terms. Here’s how it works:

  • GPS triggers audio narration to play automatically as you drive or walk.
  • Listen to stories, get local insights, visit must-see stops and get turn-by-turn navigation.

Tour FAQs

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: 



  • Sturdy sneakers or hiking boots
  • Hiking Clothes: lightweight layers and pants with pockets
  • Backpack
  • Phone or camera
  • Hiking stick
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat
  • Snacks
  • Car Charger *Very Important*
  • Phone Mount

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:

  • $35 per car: Zion National Park entrance fee
  • $30 per car: Bryce Canyon National Park entrance fee
  • $30 per car: Capitol Reef National Park entrance fee
  • $10: Kodachrome Basin State Park day-use fee
  • $10: Petrified Forest State Park day-use fee
  • $5: Anasazi State Park Museum entrance fee
  • $25: Lunch/snacks
  • $30-$50: Dinner 
  • $50: Souvenirs

Below are hours of operations for some of the major stops on the Scenic Byway 12 Tour.


  • Red Canyon State Park  -  Open 24 hours
  • Bryce Canyon National Park  -  Open 24 hours
  • Kodachrome Basin State Park  -  6AM–10PM
  • Escalante Petrified Forest State Park  -  8AM–10PM
  • Kiva Koffeehouse  -  WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY  8:00am - 4:00pm
                                     (Kitchen closes at 3pm daily)
                                    CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY
  • Anasazi State Park Museum  -  9AM–5PM
  • Dixie National Forest  - Monday-Friday 8AM–4:30PM 

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.

​​Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at 1-888-250-2261.

Scenic Byway 12 Tour

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  • Canyonlands National Park Tour
  • La Sal Mountain Loop
  • Zion National Park Tour
  • Bryce Canyon National Park Tour
  • Capitol Reef National Park Tour
  • US Route 89: Heritage Highway Tour
  • Scenic Byway 12 Tour
  • Goblin Valley State Park Tour

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$18.99
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  • Zion National Park Tour
  • Bryce Canyon National Park Tour
  • Capitol Reef National Park Tour
  • US Route 89: Heritage Highway Tour
  • Scenic Byway 12 Tour
  • Goblin Valley State Park Tour

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