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This is our second trip to Capitol Reef and Torrey. Do the Hwy 12 drive. Combine with the loop that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Austin, TX
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Wow!! We started out in SNOW and slushy roads, we topped the mountain and it was easy sailing the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
teresa c
Oak Hill, West Virginia
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This 122-mile route, located in the southwestern region of the state, passes Bryce Canyon and the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“capitol reef” (40 reviews)
“bryce canyon” (64 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (26 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Torrey, UT
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is our second trip to Capitol Reef and Torrey. Do the Hwy 12 drive. Combine with the loop that goes around the park. Don’t miss it

Thank MJSpock
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow!! We started out in SNOW and slushy roads, we topped the mountain and it was easy sailing the rest of the way! It was soooo pretty however!! We were in an SUV just took our time, WHICH! BTW, you must do because of all...More

1  Thank teresa c
Reviewed 5 days ago

The highway connects two of Utah's national parks, Bryce on one end, and Capitol Reef on the other. Be prepared for some breathtaking panoramas and varied geological features. At one point the highway is build on the spine of a mountain, called the Hell's Backbone....More

1  Thank chocaholic00
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth a trip to see America the beautiful! You will want to take your time and pull over at all of the view spots because they are all different.

1  Thank MyHazer
Reviewed 6 days ago

this road is 120 miles. It took us 6 hous to cover the distance. WHY? Calling it Scenic is like calling the Grand Canyon "a big hole". The views are awesome, the scenery changing from almost fluoro coloured gigantic rock formations, to canyons, to the...More

Thank srirava
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Every turn of the road offers awe inspiring views of such varied terrain and geological formations that you will shout out look at that how amazing only to find yourselves saying the same thing a few miles down the road. Take your time and stop...More

Thank BoboTravlr
Reviewed 6 days ago

Drove the byway on our last day in Torrey. Awesome views, you can see for miles ! We drove about half way before returning to Torrey. Encountered some cows walking along and across road on our return which was nice to see. They gracefully moved...More

Thank ValDave90
Reviewed 6 days ago

We drove from Torrey to Bryce on a beautiful October day. The road is well maintained and scenic but there is one part where you are on a two lane road with steep drop offs on either side and no shoulder. I never considered myself...More

Thank DenverElizabeth
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very scenic drive. The views were spectacular, but in many areas there are not guardrails. This is a very good highway, but the speeds in some areas....can be a bit "scary". There were also several areas where you had to be on...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area of Utah is scenic & beautiful. We spent a week here driving & hiking, seeing all the sights.

Thank Lee Ann R
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29 August 2017|
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Response from Stlsojourner | Reviewed this property |
Greetings, My wife and I took scenic Hwy 12 out of Bryce to Torrey which was our jump off point to Capitol Reef the following day. Mapquest says the drive takes roughly 2.5 hours and well worth every mile. It is not the... More
24 May 2017|
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Response from 566shink | Reviewed this property |
12 is very beautiful road to drive. 12-24-I 70-191 is the one I took and that will take you through Capitol reef national park to Moab. On 12, you will go through small towns and watch out your speed. One day is pretty... More
1 April 2017|
Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not getting back to you. I had to look up torrey and Springdale to confirm their locations (I assume Springdale UT not Springdale OH). Yes highway 12 is the scenic route to take, just be sure to check if the pass... More