Travelers often embrace the vacation but weary of the drive there. Expect something different in Utah. Home to six of America's Scenic Byways, the Beehive State makes getting there a joy. In hours or days, visitors can travel along Utah's red sandstone, near forested mountain, or in areas once a haven for Mormon pioneers. Spring and summer offer the best weather. Information: www.byways.org .
Utah Highway 12 — 124 miles
Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway — 512 miles
Logan Canyon Scenic Byway — 41 miles
The Energy Loop: Huntington and Eccles Canyons Scenic Byways
Flaming Gorge—Uintas Scenic Byway
Nebo Loop Scenic Byway — 37 miles
Photography courtesy Uinta National Forest by Bruce Tremper
This article was first published in March 2003. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.