Bicentennial Scenic Byway: Hanksville to Blanding

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Hanksville, Utah

Bicentennial Scenic Byway: Hanksville to Blanding is a 125.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Hanksville, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 125.4 miles Elevation Gain: 10,157 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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Drove from Blanding to the Junction going to Bullfrog so we could experience the Burr and Notom-Bullfrog Roads.

Tue Jun 26 2018

Just beautiful. If you can't hike do this drive to experience a great variety of what Utah offers.

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Sat Dec 23 2017

We drove the entire length, but only recorded from Hanksville to the turn off for Bears Ears. There’s so much to see on this road. Keep in mind after Hanksville there’s really no services until you reach the end of the byway... no gas stations, stores or restaurants. If you drive without stopping it may be ok. But if you want to drive into Bears Ears or Natural Bridges National Monument ... assure you fill your gas tank at either end of the by way and get snacks and water. Keep in mind there’s limited to almost no cell service on most of this route including Bears Ears or Natural Bridges National Monument.

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Mon Aug 31 2015

Beautiful drive through a very scenic area

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Wed Mar 20 2013

Drove this Byway in 1994, and again in 2005. There are no towns between Blanding and Hanksville. You pass by several Indian Ruins, as well as Natural Bridges NM, and the upper end of Lake Powell. It is very scenic, and there's not a lot of traffic. Some of the grades are fairly steep; if you're pulling a 5th wheel, you will know it.

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Fri Sep 10 2010

Amazing drive.