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Scenic Drives in Southern Utah

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Utah is such a beautiful state! There are so many scenic drives. Click here for the post on Scenic Drives in Northern Utah. This post is about the gorgeous drives in Southern Utah, including through all five Utah National Parks!

I’ll organize these starting in the southwest corner of Utah and ending in the southeast of Utah. The links will also include hikes in the area.

Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park near St. George, Utah is a beautiful drive!

Zion National Park

Zion National Park has a scenic drive between Springdale and Mt. Carmel.

Except for a few months in the winter you need to take the shuttle bus through the rest of the park’s scenic drive.

Here is an overhead view looking down at the main Zion road from Angel’s Landing.

Here’s one from even higher at Observation Point, looking down on Angel’s Landing and the road below.

Zion Kolob Canyon

Kolob Canyon, the northwest section of Zion National Park has a separate entrance and scenic drive.


Kanab also has some fascinating scenes right near the roadway.

Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive

A little further northeast is spectacular Bryce Canyon with its vibrant hoodoos.

Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park in south central part of Utah is stunning.

Arches National Park

Arches National Park is incredible, even from the road.

Potash Road in Moab

The Potash Road in Moab is beautiful with the Colorado River and towering red rock canyon.

Dead Horse Point

You will want to step a few steps out of the car to get the best views from Dead Horse Point.

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park is so spectacular. The scenic drive through the Island of the Sky section is incredible.

Wilson Arch

Wilson Arch can be seen from the road south of Moab. You can stop for a quick hike or just appreciate it from the road.

Goosenecks State Park and Mexican Hat

Goosenecks State Park and Mexican Hat are quick stops between Moab and Monument Valley.

Monument Valley

Monument Valley is such an impressive sight!

Click here for Scenic Drives in Northern Utah.


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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