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Junction US Route #89/State Highway #12
Junction of State Highway #12 with United States Highway #89, This is where Utah State Route #12 (has its western terminus) starts its easterly/northeasterly journey crossing partly through Dixie National Forest and Bryce Canyon National Park, to end at a junction with State Route #24 near Torrey, Utah. Utah State Route #12 is a scenic byway.
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4.4
7106 ft.
Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon, a canyon located at the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park, along the State Highway #12,
3.8
6.1
7264 ft.
Access : Campground
Access to, Red Canyon Campground, a campground located just off State Route #12, in the vicinity of Red Canyon,
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6.9
7326 ft.
Rich Trail : Red Canyon
Access to Rich Trail, Cassidey Trail, Trails leading to Red Canyon,
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7.5
7382 ft.
Arch Tunnel
Arch Tunnel, on State Highway #12, in Red Canyon area,
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10.0
7582 ft.
US Forest Service Rd 121
US Forest Service Road 121, winds into Dixie National Forest,
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11.5
7828 ft.
Toms Best Spring Road : Hoodoos
Toms Best Spring Road, Hoodoos Red Canyon,
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17.2
7671 ft.
E Fork Rd : Reservoir
E Fork Road, to Tropic Reservoir a reservoir located southwest of here in Dixie National Forest,
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21.1
7608 ft.
Access Road : Airport
Access Road, to Bryce Canyon Airport, a public airport located north of Bryce Canyon, in Garfield County, Utah, Airport lies near Bryce Canyon National Park and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, north off Utah State Route #12.
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21.8
7605 ft.
Junction County Hwy 63/State Route #22
Junction of State Route #22/#63
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27.7
6837 ft.
Access : Mossy Cave Trail
Access to, Mossy Cave Trail, runs along the Mossy Cave, Water Canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah,
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34.0
6306 ft.
Center St. : Tropic, UT
Center Street, Tropic, Utah, along Utah Scenic Byway 12. Pinyon-Juniper Woodland lies on the west.
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41.4
5889 ft.
Main Street : Cannonville, UT
Main Street, Kodachrome Way, Cannonville, Utah, along Utah State Highway #12, a designated Scenic Byway, Visitor Center Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, is located here in Cannonville, Utah.
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47.2
6024 ft.
100 E Street :
100 E Street, Henrieville, Utah, along Utah State Route #12, a Scenic Byway.
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49.3
6102 ft.
Entrance : Grand Staircase Escalante
Entrance sign board to Grand Staircase Escalante, located here on State Route #12.
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6860 ft.
Allen Canyon Road : Dixie Nat'l Forest
Allen Canyon Road, a road into the Dixie National Forest, branching out from the scenic Utah State Highway #12,
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88.2
6099 ft.
Main Canyon Road/N Creek Road
Main Canyon Road/N Creek Road, Old Escalante Road, to Pine Lake in the Dixie National Forest, North Creek Reservoir, a reservoir lies northwest on North Creek Road in Dixie National Forest.
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93.3
5876 ft.
Reservoir Rd : Reservoir/State Park
Reservoir Road, to Wide Hollow Reservoir, Escalante Petrified Forest State Park,
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96.1
5804 ft.
Center St. : Escalante, Ut
Center Street, Escalante, Utah, a city in Garfield County, Utah, Escalante Grand Staircase Visitor Center, lies along State Highway #12, in Escalante, Utah. Escalante State Park, a state park located just northwest of the city, Posey Lake Road/Pine Creek Road, traverses the Box-Death Hollow Wilderness within the Dixie National Forest, Utah. Walls of vertical gray-orange Navajo sandstone stand on top of two Escalante River canyon tributaries in Box-Death Hollow.
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100.3
5794 ft.
Airport Rd : Municipal Airport
Airport Road to, Escalante Municipal Airport, a public airport located along Utah State Highway #12, southeast of the city of Escalante, Utah.
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104.0
5771 ft.
Road to : Devil's Garden
Road to, Devil's Garden, a natural stone formations in the Esalante Desert in Grand Staircase Escalante National Park, in Utah, Cedar Wash Arch, a natural arch like huge hole on a standing rock along the desert road, Covered Wagon Natural Bridge, located within Grand staircase National Monument.
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111.3
6286 ft.
Rest Area/View Point
A Rest Area/View Point, a high point on Utah State Route #12, from where vast Utah Desert offers a grand view of the Escalante Badlands.
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113.0
6007 ft.
Old Sheffield Rd : Rock Tower
Old Sheffield Road, to, Calf Creek Canyon, Rock Tower, Phipps Canyon, Big Horn Wash, Big Spencer Flats, located along Old Sheffield Road, in Grand Staircase Escalante, Utah
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118.4
5443 ft.
Access : Kiva Koffeehouse
Access to, The Kiva Koffeehouse, a restaurant and inn located in the Canyons of the Escalante within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The area is popular with plein air painters, and the Kiva is a regular feature of the annual Escalante Canyons Art Festival's Everett Ruess Days.
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119.3
5213 ft.
Escalante Riverside Stopover
A Stop Area near the Esclanate River Valley, close to the Confluence of Esclanate River and Calf Creek, just off Utah State Route #12,
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121.2
5387 ft.
Access Road : Calf Creek Rec. Area
Access Road to Calf Creek Recreation Area. A trail leads to Calf Creek Falls, Calf Creek Hike Area, Calf Creek Campground, a campground located on the Calf Creek. A trail leads along the Calf Creek to Lower Calf Creek Falls, Bedrock. Calf Creek Falls is a very popular perennial waterfall in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Its lower tier, a 126-foot cascade is more popular than the upper tier because it can easily be reached. The upper tier has an 88-foot plunge and needs a 1-mile hike past the lower falls.
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128.7
6417 ft.
A Loop : Hogsback Ridge
A Loop on Utah State Route #12, on The Hogsback Ridge, offers travelers a spectacular view of the Calf Creek Valley and the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument,
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133.6
6742 ft.
Access : Airport
Access to, Boulder Airport, a small public airport located few Miles south of Boulder, Utah, just off Utah State Route #12,
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134.4
6778 ft.
Hells Backbone Rd : Salt Gulch
Hells Backbone Road, Salt Gulch Road to, Salt Gulch, Death Hollow Wilderness, located in Dixie National Forest, Hells Backbone Bridge, Hell's Backbone Road, built in October 1933, connects the towns of Boulder, Utah and Escalante, Utah. The bridge is 109 ft long, and 14 ft wide. A 1500 ft drop is on either side.
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139.4
6631 ft.
Burr Trail Rd : Entrance
Burr Trail Road, Entrance Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, in Utah, Chinle Formations on Long Canyon, nearby lies Deer Creek Campground,
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140.2
6699 ft.
Lower Boulder Rd : Boulder, UT
Lower Boulder Road, Boulder, Utah, located on Utah Scenic Byway 12 (Utah State Highway #12). The town marks the western terminus of Burr Trail. Anasazi State Park, a state park and museum in Southern Utah featuring the ruins of an ancient Anasazi Village located in Boulder, Utah.
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148.7
7651 ft.
US Forest Service Rd 165 : Dixie Nat'l Forest
US Forest Service Road 165, winds into Dixie National Forest, Kings Pasture Reservoir, Divide Lake, West Fork Reservoir, located along this forest service road.
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169.2
8894 ft.
State Route #12 : Dixie Nat'l Forest
State Route #12, Oak Creek Campground, a campground located along Utah State Route #12 in the Dixie National Forest, Dry Bench Trail, Views of Lower Browns Reservoir, South Fork Oak Creek, This Road offers distant views of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Bear Canyon,
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170.8
8596 ft.
Access Road : Reservoir
Access Road to, Lower Bowns Reservoir, Slickrock Trail, Capitol Reef, Aspen Point, Oak Creek, Pleasant Creek Flats Alcove, Capitol Reef National Park, lies several miles east off Utah State Route #12, within Dixie National Forest,
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172.1
8596 ft.
Access Road : Visitor Center
Access Road to, Wildcat Visitors Center, located just off Utah State Highway #12 within Dixie National Forest, nearby lies Great Western Trail Access,
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8757 ft.
View Point/Rest Area
A Loop on Utah State Route #12, A viewpoint/Rest Area, for motorists, Larb Hollow Overlook,
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8317 ft.
Access : Campground
Access to, Singletree Campground, a campground located just off scenic Utah State Highway #12, in Dixie National Forest,
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8281 ft.
Happy Valley Road : Twin Peaks
Happy Valley Road, runs close to Twin Peaks, a pair of not-so high mountain peaks, located in Dixie National Forest, beside Lion Canyon,
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190.8
7087 ft.
State Route #117 : Teasdale, Utah
State Route #117, to Teasdale, Utah, a community in western Wayne County, Utah, located between the Dixie and Fishlake National Forests.
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198.4
6811 ft.
Junction State Rte #24 : Eastern Terminus of Utah SR 12
Junction of Utah State Route #12 with State Route #24, east of Torrey, Utah, a town located in Wayne County, Utah, This is where the Utah State Route #12 (a designated Byway), ends (has its eastern terminus). ND10