Scenic Drives

Explore your surroundings on a scenic drive through Utah's most breathtaking landscapes. There are three scenic byways from Cedar City to journey through forests, canyons, towering spires and ancient petroglyphs.

Scenic Byway SR-143 Parowan to Panguitch

Scenic Byway SR-143 Parowan to Panguitch

State Route 143 connects Parowan to Panguitch while providing access to Brian Head, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Panguitch Lake. SR-143 begins at Interstate 15 in Iron County just west of Parowan as 200 South and travels through the center of town before turning south into Parowan Canyon. From here, the route climbs past the Vermillion Cliffs, named for their reddish color produced by iron oxides. Farther up the canyon, the highway passes by the White Cliffs as it enters Dixie National Forest, and begins a steep climb up to Brian Head. As the route climbs onto the Markagunt Plateau it enters the town of Brian Head, Utah`s highest incorporated city and the home of Utah`s highest ski resort, Brian Head Ski Resort. The route ends at U.S. Route 89 in the city of Panguitch.
Location: Cedar City, UT
Scenic Byway SR-14 Cedar City to Highway 89

Scenic Byway SR-14 Cedar City to Highway 89

State Route 14 is a state highway in southern Utah. SR-14 begins at an intersection with SR-130 in central Cedar City and heads east out of the city. It then turns southeast and climbs into the Markagunt Plateau, then intersects SR-148 to Cedar Breaks National Monument and Brian Head. It then continues generally southeast past Navajo Lake and through Duck Creek Village before ending at an intersection with US-89 at Long Valley Junction.
Location: Cedar City, UT
Scenic Byway SR-148 through Cedar Breaks National Monument

Scenic Byway SR-148 through Cedar Breaks National Monument

State Route 148 starts at its intersection with State Route 14 in Cedar Canyon. From here it travels north approximately 2.5 miles north to its terminus at the south boundary of Cedar Breaks National Monument. While the route ends here, continuing north along the road into the park leads to Utah`s Patchwork Parkway/Brian Head-Lake Panguitch Scenic Byway (SR-143).
Location: Cedar City, UT