Utah Scenic Byways and Backways Author:Utah Scenic Byway Committee A dozen years ago, a rural town in Utah conducted a survey. The goal was to encourage local tourism--and one of the survey answers was a surprise: visitors love to drive. Specifically, visitors want their drive to be scenic and they want their experience to be unique. What now seems obvious was then a new concept--"why not show visitors the ... more »scenic drives that lead to Utah's rural towns? And along the way, why not give them something authentic, something unique, to do and see?"
This book is the product of years of honing and condensing and uplifting our massive system of scenic roads. In a state where most of our roads are truly scenic, we present a system of twenty-six byways and 58 backways--the very best drives that Utah has to offer. The roads have "made the grade" not only because of their scenery, but also their additional attributes--the history, recreation, archeology and culture that is paired with the beauty of the roads. Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, each of the byways has its own group of local champions--people who live and work near the road and care about it enough to pledge to preserve its unique qualities.
This book is divided into two parts--first a description of our byways: paved roads that are generally safe, year-round, for a passenger car. Secondly our backways: roads that often require a four-wheel drive, and where it's best to ask locally for weather and road conditions.« less