"Hwy 12 Different Landscapes" Top 5 Page for this destination Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Things to Do Tip by BruceDunning

  Section going down into Burr Trail Rd
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  • Section going down into Burr Trail Rd - Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
      Section going down into Burr Trail Rd
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  • Porous rock in the Navajo SAndstone - Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
      Porous rock in the Navajo SAndstone
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  • Greeen scrub vegetation in high desert area - Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
      Greeen scrub vegetation in high desert area
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  • Mountains creep right up to the road edge - Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
      Mountains creep right up to the road edge
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  • Keeping the road  patched - Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
      Keeping the road patched
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There are distinct landscape variations on this road. It sometimes looks desert; others like a forest area. The road is 124 miles long, and is an Al American Road, meaning it is a destination to itself for the beauty and wonder along the highway. Ranked top 5 in the US for scenery, it is worth the ride. It has many unique places to stop and get that "picture" moment. The highway goes from Torrey off Hwy 24 in the north to Panguitch that connects to Hwy 89. The Grand Staircase is all along the southern edge of the road.
There are 20 designated places to stop, hike, or see in parks along the Hwy 12 route.

Website: http://www.scenicbyway12.com/

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  • Updated Oct 29, 2009
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