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Friday, June 22, 2012

Highway 12 Named Among America's 10 Best Motorcycle Roads


Highway 12 is well known as one of the most scenic byways in America and has earned the designation as an official All American Road. It is written up in countless guidebooks and it attracts travelers from around the world.

Highway 12 runs through Red Canyon, past Bryce Canyon, through Grand Staircase National Monument and along the western edge of Capitol Reef National Park.

LonelyPlanet.com has this new article giving a list of the 10 best motorcycle roads in America. Highway 12 is listed as number 6. Here's an excerpt.

Take a psychedelic sunset ride into fantastical sandstone rock formations, canyons, deep blue lakes, and pine forests and all the curves you might expect. Swish along to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Boulder Mountain, and Red Canyon in Dixie National Forest.

KSL TV has this report about the LonlyPlanet.com article. The article is interesting, and the associated comments are also worth reading. Here's bike rider's one comment:

Here are my favorite Utah rides and not ranked in order given:
HY89 Logan to Bearlake
HY65 From Mountain Dell Res. to East Canyon Res. then take HY66 to Morgan.
HY150 From Kamas past Mirror Lake to Evanston, WY.
HY35 From Francis to Duchesne. Then from Duchesne up Indian Canyon to Spanish Fork Canyon.
I70 from Salina to HY72, then south to HY25, go past Fishlake, then back north on HY24 to Salina.
HY128 From Moab along the Colorado River to the bridge and back. Beautiful both ways.
HY89 from Richfield to Kanab.
HY12 From Bryce Canyon to Teasdale.
HY31 from Fairview to Huntington.
and HY92 From American Fork Canyon to Prove Canyon.

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