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More Scenic Drive - Utah 95 S, US 89 S, or US 191 N?

dv66051
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More Scenic Drive - Utah 95 S, US 89 S, or US 191 N?

We are planning a trip to Utah in mid-October.

Which of these is the more SCENIC drive if you could only do ONE? If you can do TWO of these, which would they be??

Utah State Route 95 South from Capital Reef to Blanding to Hanksville to Monument Valley

OR

U.S. 89 South from Bryce Canyon to Kanab to Page to Monument Valley

OR

U.S. 191 North from Monument Valley to Moab

Thanks!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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1. Re: More Scenic Drive - Utah 95 S, US 89 S, or US 191 N?

Of those 3, Highway 95 is the most scenic. But there are parts of highway 89 that are scenic as well. What is your full trip plan? The premier scenic drive in Utah is Highway 12 between Torrey/Capitol Reef and Bryce.

Edited: 08 August 2018, 07:43
New South Wales...
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2. Re: More Scenic Drive - Utah 95 S, US 89 S, or US 191 N?

Highway 95 is a clear winner from those three. Can't say which of the other two would be best. Would really depend most on where else your travels take you.

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3. Re: More Scenic Drive - Utah 95 S, US 89 S, or US 191 N?

I would concur on SR95 (note it's Capitol Reef to Hanksville then to Blanding) but without the context of the whole trip it's hard to say that's the choice you should make here.

Have fun.

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4. Re: More Scenic Drive - Utah 95 S, US 89 S, or US 191 N?

So it sounds like you are trying to decide routes between Bryce, Monument Valley and Moab.

Well Hwy 95 is pretty empty and is all scenery, I call it geometric landscape because it is all angles.

Between Monument Valley and Moab I would take the route that goes up Moki Dugway to Natural Bridges and then along hwy 95 to Blanding. If you go that way it is very scenic and right up there with all of 95.

But really the one you need to take is Hwy 12. So I hope that is on your plans. And in order to get from Bryce to Monument Valley that way you'll need to take Hwy 12 to 95 so that works out both ways.

Bryce south to Page to Monument Valley is also very different and scenic in its own way. As is hwy 191, so if you end up taking those it isn't like you'd be bored.

Edited: 08 August 2018, 15:01
dv66051
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5. Re: More Scenic Drive - Utah 95 S, US 89 S, or US 191 N?

Thank you everyone!

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