National Scenic Byway 143

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Scenic Byway 143 below Panguitch Lake

Panguitch Lake is located on the National Scenic Byway 143. This national byway is known as one of the most spectacular roads in all of the United States.

Cutting through the Dixie National forest, the views that can be seen on this byway are quite spectacular. Rich with history of the ancient Paiute Indians and early settlers, this highway has a lot to offer.

Scenic attractions are found at every turn in the road.  Cedar Breaks National Monument is just off this scenic byway, and aspens, pines and flower covered fields are all part of the view in the spring, summer, and fall.

Allow some time to explore the history and beauty that can be found all around Panguitch Lake.

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Scenic Highway 89 connects with Scenic Byway 143 just a few miles north of Panguitch Lake at the town of Panguitch, Utah.   Highway 89 leads north through scenic valleys, and south toward the junction of Scenic Byway 12 which leads to Bryce Canyon, and further south to Zion National Park, and the Grand Canyon North Rim.

Utah Byway 12

Scenic Byway 12 near Calf Creek Falls - Utah

Scenic Byway 12 has been rated by a major driving publication as one of the Top 10 Scenic Roads in America.  From the town of Panguitch travel just seven miles southeast to the junction of Highway 89 and Scenic Byway 12.  This dramatic 120 mile long road leads you through Red Canyon in the Dixie National Forest, past Bryce Canyon National Park, and through the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument.  



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