Scenic Byway 12 Points of Interests
Bryce Canyon National Park
National Scenic Byway 12
All American Road
The Federal Highway Administration has designated Scenic Byway 12 as an All American Road. To qualify for such an honor, "All American Roads" have such unique features and so exceptional that they are a destination themselves; such is Scenic Byway 12.
The 124-mile route winds through the heart of Bryce Canyon Country. It begins south of Panguitch on US 89 and travels eastward through Dixie National Forest, Utah's largest national forest. Among the many breath taking views is Escalante Mountain or Powell Point located on the Aquarius Plateau, the highest plateau in north america, rising 11,328 feet above sea level and is seen along much of Byway 12.
Many state parks are accessible, with exciting adventures and spectacular scenery awaiting the traveler. See the unique rock formations of "Chimney Rock" and "Grosvenor Arch" located in Kodachrome Basin, explore the Escalante Petrified Forest, which showcases petrified wood and fossilized dinosaur bones; step back in time to 1050 AD when the Fremont and the Kayenta Anasazi occupied the area at the Anasazi State Park. Among the many activities are: hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, and camping, Bryce Canyon Country has 2,500 miles of ATV trails to explore.
The best was to see Bryce Canyon Country is to drive the Scenic Byways, stop at the visitor centers, interpretive signs and other points of interests. If you enjoy outdoor recreation and family adventure, visit Utah's All American Road * Scenic Byway 12.
The crowning jewel of Bryce Canyon Country is Bryce Canyon National Park, named after the Mormon pioneer Ebenezer Bryce. Known for its amazing and impressive rock formations called "Hoodoos", and its spectacular night sky for star gazing, the 37-mile round trip is a must see. These and many other wonders are on display in Bryce Canyon Country. Discover the scenic beauty, culture, archaeology and recreatonal opportunities traveling Scenic Byway 12.
Additional information can be found at: www.brycecanyoncountry.com
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