Utah Scenic Drives

Experience the Beauty of Utah's Scenic Byways!

The Huntington-Eccles Scenic Byway winds through the Manti La-Sal National Forest. The Nebo Loop Scenic Byway weaves trough the Uinta National Forest. Sanpete Audio Driving Tour.

Huntington-Eccles Byway

The Energy Loop: Huntington-Eccles Scenic Byway begins in Fairview, Utah. The drive heads east up the canyon on Highway 31 through the Manti La-Sal National Forest.

After reaching the summit of Fairview Canyon, follow Highway 31 towards Huntington, or Highway 264 towards Scofield.   Energy Loop Brochure

Be sure to stop by the Mammoth Discovery Site next to the Huntington/Mammoth Reservior. Trail Head: (N39.58571 W111.25940, Elevation 9,076)

The Huntington Mountain Mammoth   An Exceptional Mammoth Article

Nebo Loop Scenic Byway

The Nebo Loop Scenic Byway begins in Payson, Utah. The route is a 37 mile drive through the Uinta National Forest. Mt. Nebo, the highest peak on the drive, reaches an elevation of 11,928 feet above sea level. When you reach the junction with Highway 132, consider turning East and continue your tour through the beautiful Sanpete Valley.   Nebo Loop Brochure

The Nebo Loop Scenic Byway is closed during the winter and is a groomed snowmobile trail.

Sanpete Audio Driving Tour


The tour begins at the mouth of Nephi Canyon on HWY 132 and ends in Gunnison.

Narrated by: Phil Riesen

Listen to Part 1 – 42 min. Nephi – Spring City

Listen to Part 2 – 38 min. Spring City – Gunnison

Download: Part 1   Part 2

Ephraim Canyon Heritage Tour


The Ephraim Canyon Heritage Tour is a trip through time, where stories relate how people have affected the landscape, and how the landscape, in turn, has shaped the people who depend on it.

The tour begins 1.4 miles east of the forest boundary and ends at the Summit Overlook. There are 6 information stations along on the tour.

Skyline Drive Scenic Backway


The Skyline Drive Scenic Backway is a mountain road that follows the spine of the Wasatch Plataeu for over 80 miles. The road begins near Tucker, along highway 6, and ends at I-70. Due to the high altitude of the road, between 10,000 and 11,000 feet, it is accessible July through September. High clearance 4 wheel drive vehicles are required.

Mountain Flowers & Bird Watching


The Summer Wildflowers found in Utah on the Manti-LaSal National Forest are spectacular! Location: Fairview Canyon

Bird Watching

Mountain Flower Pictures

Sanpete Outdoor Recreation Map

Printable Recreation Map