Grand Staircase BLM
Entrance to Red Canyon Bryce Canyon National Park Powell Point above the Blues Slickrock hill on Scenic Byway U12 Calf Creek Canyon Scenic Byway U12 on the hogback Waterpocket Fold from Boulder Mountain summit

Scenic Byway 12 - Utah State Highway 12

Digress with a side trip down historic Burr Trail with outstanding scenery, through Long Canyon and down the Waterpocket Fold switchbacks to the junction with Notom-Bullfrog Road.  Turn around and climb the switchbacks to return to U12, or go north on Notom-Bullfrog Road to Scenic Byway U24, and west through Capitol Reef National Park to the eastern end of Scenic Byway 12 at Torrey.  The Burr Trail continues to U279 north of Bullfrog.

Scenic Byway 12 photos are divided into seven sections, west to east, as illustrated by the cycling banners:  Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park, Powell Point atop the Blues, Scenic Byway 12 down slick rock hill, Calf Creek Canyon, the Hogback, and a view from Boulder Summit.

The Photo Gallery for previewing photos is followed by a menu of Auto-shows with a QuickTour of one photo from each of the seven sections, an auto-show of each of the seven sections, and one of all Scenic Byway 12 photos.  The Central Utah Map shows Scenic Byway 12 winding through mountainous south-central Utah between US89 at its western end and Scenic Byway U24 at Torrey on the eastern end.