Utah Scenic Drives

Utah is a beautiful state to visit in the summertime. With its stunning mountain ranges, vibrant national parks, and diverse outdoor activities, Utah abounds in exciting summer destinations!


If you’re looking for a great way to explore the beauty of Utah, consider taking a scenic drive.  From winding mountain roads to beautiful desert landscapes, Utah scenic drives have some of the most stunning views in the United States.

The full 43-mile scenic drive, including the spur roads, takes 2 to 3 hours. Add more time if you plan to spend time taking photos or hiking.

Arches National Park Scenic Drive

Enjoy views of hoodoos, arches and windows at various viewpoints and overlooks along this drive. 

Bryce Canyon National Park Scenic Drive

Capitol Reef scenic drive is 7.9 miles long. The paved road is suitable for passenger vehicles and is not a loop road. 

Capitol Reef National Park Scenic Drive

Located near Needles Canyonlands in southeast Utah, the Needles Overlook is a stunning place to see views of the red and white sandstone spires known as “the Needles”.

Needles Overlook Scenic Drive

The 34-mile round-trip drive is a terrific half-day excursion from the Moab area to see great views of the Colorado River, ancient rock art, and dinosaur tracks. 

Potash-Lower Colorado River Scenic Drive