Utah’s Patchwork Parkway is one of the most scenic drives in America. The road connects Heritage Highway 89 and Scenic Byway 12, following a 55 mile long course that rises from 6,000 ft. on the western slope to elevations over 10,000 ft. on a majestic plateau, and eventually descends again to 6,500 ft. along the eastern slope.
Scenic Byway 12 takes visitors through memorable landscapes, ranging from the remains of ancient sea beds to one of the world’s highest alpine forests, and from astonishing pink and russet stone turrets to open sagebrush flats. The history and culture of the area blend together, making Scenic Byway 12 a journey like no other.
Panguitch, Utah is home to some of the most majestic scenery on earth. A Native American Paiute word meaning “Big Fish,” Panguitch is undoubtedly named for the famously plentiful lakes in the nearby mountains, hosting some of the largest rainbow trout in the state and ideal for year-round fishing.
Situated along a high plateau at the top of the Grand Staircase, the park's high elevations include numerous life communities, fantastic dark skies, and geological wonders that defy description.
A 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth’s crust, Capitol Reef National Park was established to protect this grand and colorful geologic feature, as well as the historical and cultural history that abounds.
Discover one of America's most special parks! Crowning the grand staircase, Cedar Breaks sits at over 10,000 feet and looks down into a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater.