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Route 12 Scenic Byway

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 21 September 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

State Route 12 or Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12), also known as "Highway 12 — A Journey Through Time Scenic Byway", is a state highway designated an All-American Road located in Garfield County and Wayne County, Utah. Highway 12 is one of the most scenic highways in America, receiving the designation of 'All American Road' in 2002.

Proceeding west to east for 122 miles, the highway starts south of Panguitch at an intersection with US-89, crosses part of Dixie National Forest and Bryce Canyon National Park, continues through the small towns of Tropic, Cannonville, and Henrieville. It crosses various parts of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, continues northeast through Escalante and over the Escalante River, then north through more of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Boulder, the Aquarius Plateau, Grover, ending in Torreyat an intersection with SR-24, five miles west of Capitol Reef National Park.

Photo captured July 24, 2016.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 200 21 mm

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belle composition faite de beaux détails. )

21 Sep 2016 5:54am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Impressionnant et magnifique !
Bonne journée

21 Sep 2016 5:55am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Amazing composition.

21 Sep 2016 6:43am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle photo!

21 Sep 2016 8:24am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Amazing road ! Such spectacular scene !

21 Sep 2016 9:00am

Frances from Boston, United States

A great road shot with excellent mountain view.

21 Sep 2016 10:11am

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Amazing landscape!!!!!

21 Sep 2016 2:15pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

That is a 'WOW' moment, for sure!! Those rocks are magnificent to see... the shapes and size are breathtaking. That's a great shot Steven.... it certainly is a place my husband and I would really enjoy seeing. Excellent view!

21 Sep 2016 3:01pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of how the highway makes it's way thru these massive mounains.

21 Sep 2016 3:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely road indeed.

21 Sep 2016 4:16pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, colors, lights & textures!

21 Sep 2016 4:53pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture of the highway and the magnificent mountains. Excellent. :)

21 Sep 2016 5:38pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great shot! I love it!

21 Sep 2016 5:42pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love this rugged scenery.

21 Sep 2016 5:42pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Yes, this is a great stretch of road. If you get back to Bolder, be sure to eat at the Hell's Backbone Grill; it is a 5 star restaurant!!

21 Sep 2016 11:08pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a scenic byway indeed

22 Sep 2016 1:25am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

The texture and detail of the rocks are fantastic to study and admire.

22 Sep 2016 2:10am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a beautiful scene.

22 Sep 2016 2:49am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle route et rendu sur la roche fantastique

22 Sep 2016 4:45am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


22 Sep 2016 7:19am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

marvellous crags

26 Sep 2016 10:14am

Remus from Portugal

Great composition.
That is a beautiful scene.
It should be fantastic travel in this highway.

26 Sep 2016 1:54pm