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A scenic drive can take an hour or the better part of a day, and it can be a winding highway in the mountains or a gravel thruway representing the road less traveled. While many of Southern Utah's scenic byways have a specific destination to enjoy, the drive itself can often be an experience worth having because of amazing scenery, new places to go, or just to get away from it all from the comfort of a car.

Mojave Desert Joshua Tree Road Scenic Backway

 (4.0)

Mojave Desert Joshua Tree Road Scenic Backway image

The Mojave Desert Joshua Tree Road Scenic Byway was designated part of the Utah Scenic Byways and Backways program in 1990. It roughly parallels Highway 91 from the Shivwits Paiute Indian Reservation towards the Arizona towns of Beaver Dam and Littlefield. In its short distance, the road passes through 4 federally designated areas including the Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness, Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area (NCA) the Woodbury Desert Study Area, and the Joshua Tree National Natural Landmark.


Rating: 4.0
Aerobic Intensity: 1.0
Scenery: 3.0
Technical Difficulty: 2.0
Distance: 18.9
Elevation Range: 1750 ft
Place: Arizona Strip
Cost: Free

Mojave Desert Joshua Tree Road Scenic Backway

 (4.0)
Mojave Desert Joshua Tree Road Scenic Backway image

The Mojave Desert Joshua Tree Road Scenic Byway was designated part of the Utah Scenic Byways and Backways program in 1990. It roughly parallels Highway 91 from the Shivwits Paiute Indian Reservation towards the Arizona towns of Beaver Dam and Littlefield. In its short distance, the road passes through 4 federally designated areas including the Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness, Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area (NCA) the Woodbury Desert Study Area, and the Joshua Tree National Natural Landmark.


Rating: 4.0 Aerobic Intensity: 1.0 Distance: 18.9 Place: Arizona Strip
Elevation Range: 1750 ft Technical Difficulty: 2.0 Scenery: 3.0 Cost: Free

Oak Grove Road (Forest Service Road 32)

 (4.0)

Oak Grove Road (Forest Service Road 32) image

The Oak Grove Road is a fun and scenic drive that rises 2900 feet over a short, 9 mile drive. This is a well-groomed, gravel road appropriate for just about any vehicle. Because of the dramatic rise in elevation over such a short period of time, you quickly travel from sagebrush and juniper trees up to ponderosa pines, crossing Leeds creek several times away and enjoying the lush greenery that crowds its banks.


Rating: 4.0
Aerobic Intensity: 0.0
Scenery: 4.0
Technical Difficulty: 0.0
Distance: 9.0
Elevation Range: 2900 ft
Place: Pine Valley
Cost: Free

Oak Grove Road (Forest Service Road 32)

 (4.0)
Oak Grove Road (Forest Service Road 32) image

The Oak Grove Road is a fun and scenic drive that rises 2900 feet over a short, 9 mile drive. This is a well-groomed, gravel road appropriate for just about any vehicle. Because of the dramatic rise in elevation over such a short period of time, you quickly travel from sagebrush and juniper trees up to ponderosa pines, crossing Leeds creek several times away and enjoying the lush greenery that crowds its banks.


Rating: 4.0 Aerobic Intensity: 0.0 Distance: 9.0 Place: Pine Valley
Elevation Range: 2900 ft Technical Difficulty: 0.0 Scenery: 4.0 Cost: Free

Danish Ranch Road (Forest Service Road 31)

 (4.0)

Danish Ranch Road (Forest Service Road 31) image

This drive is one of the hidden gems of Southern Utah. Appropriate for just about any vehicle as long as there hasn't been any rain recently, this dirt road winds through a wide variety of amazing scenery. As the access road to Yant Flat, Yankee Doodle, and Big Hollow. While the overall elevation change isn't particularly significant, there are some steep portions that introduce some awesome views.


Rating: 4.0
Aerobic Intensity: 0.0
Scenery: 4.0
Technical Difficulty: 2.0
Distance: 14.0
Elevation Range: 1200 ft
Place: Pine Valley
Cost: Free

Danish Ranch Road (Forest Service Road 31)

 (4.0)
Danish Ranch Road (Forest Service Road 31) image

This drive is one of the hidden gems of Southern Utah. Appropriate for just about any vehicle as long as there hasn't been any rain recently, this dirt road winds through a wide variety of amazing scenery. As the access road to Yant Flat, Yankee Doodle, and Big Hollow. While the overall elevation change isn't particularly significant, there are some steep portions that introduce some awesome views.


Rating: 4.0 Aerobic Intensity: 0.0 Distance: 14.0 Place: Pine Valley
Elevation Range: 1200 ft Technical Difficulty: 2.0 Scenery: 4.0 Cost: Free

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