Explore back roads and scenic areas
Wayne County has some of the most amazing drives in the world, including our new ALL AMERICAN ROAD Utah Highway 12!
Whether you are traveling by car, motor bike or bus, there is a day trip for you-all located within a very short distance of the communities in Wayne County.
Here are links to a few wonderful drives. Check with us or one of our local guides for more information.
Fishlake Scenic Byway, SR25, carries you through the meadows and mountains of the Fishlake National Forest to the Fish Lake - Johnson Valley area which has 3,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs. Several species of trout and splake can be caught year round. Wildlife sightings of elk, deer and small game are common. There is also a large population of water fowl as well as Golden and Bald Eagles.
Scenic Byway 24 descends from rolling sagebrush terrain through checkered farmland into the multicolored cliffs of Capitol Reef. Beyond the park the land changes into a "moonscape" of stark gray hills. See the historic Nielsen Mill near Bicknell or in Hanksville be sure to visit the relocated Wolverton Mill, built in 1921 in the Henry Mountains. The log structure is unique because it was used to mill wood and to crush ore.
|A kaleidoscope of color and a national gem at each end - Highway 12 is a showcase of sandstone sculpted by nature where people have lived and explored for thousands of years. Drive this Byway connecting Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks, and you will soon see that you are on no mere transportation route -- the views and stops along the way are just as enthralling as the two stunning Parks at each end.|