#TravelTuesday: Route 12 through Utah

For August we are featuring great road trips of America on#TravelTuesday!  Last week we toured the overseas highways of Florida so this week we are going in the opposite direction and featuring America’s most gorgeous drive through the desert and high mountain passes Driving Route 12 in Utah takes you through Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Don’t be fooled thinking it is all flat though as the 124 drive is at 9,000 feet (that’s almost two miles up). The route goes for 124 miles at significant altitudes (9,000 feet) and goes through forested mountains to the amazing bald mountains in Boulder. Not to be confused with Colorado’s Boulder. Boulder Utah is a whole other town (it calls itself untamed). The bark might be worse than the bite despite local restaurants like Hells Backbone Grill seem kinda charming.  From there the road goes along following a narrow ridge through the red canyons of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bryce Canyon National Parks.


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