Tall Tales From The Field

Utah’s Highway 12

State Route 12 is another scenic highway in Southern Utah. It is listed as one of Utah’s Scenic Byways.  It starts near Capitol Reef National Park, ascends the Dixie National Forest to an elevation nearing 10,000 feet, and ends near Bryce Canyon National Park. Here’s just a few images I took when I traveled Highway 12 a few weeks ago.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah’s rural Highway 12 along Calf Creek.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Aspen trees along Utah's Highway 12 in the Dixie National Forest near Boulder Mountain.

Aspen trees along Utah’s Highway 12 in the Dixie National Forest near Boulder Mountain.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

The sun sets amongst a brush fire in rural Utah.

The sun sets amongst a smoldering brush fire in rural Utah.

 

The sun sets at the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Near Bryce Canyon National Park.

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3 responses

  1. Beautiful shots, Mike – esp. love the ghostly trees and the sunsets.

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    December 8, 2016 at 6:09 PM

  2. Great photos. Utah has such amazing scenery.

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    December 8, 2016 at 8:15 PM

  3. You’ve captured Utah’s landscapes so beautifully, Mike. I need to get back! The formations, colors and expansive feel are awe-inspiring. Love your Aspens!

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    December 10, 2016 at 3:52 PM

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