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Utah Scenic Route 12 – Red Canyon
Utah’s Route 12 is easily one of the most extraordinary roads in the country. It is, quite simply, scenic from one end to the other. I discovered this in 2004, when I drove from Capitol Reef National Park (in the middle of the state) down Rte. 12 to Kodachrome Basin State Park. On that trip, however, I chose to turn south along Cottonwood Canyon Road, cutting across the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument. That, too, was an extraordinary drive, but I missed out on Bryce Canyon and the final few miles of Rte. 12. On this trip, I made up for …