East Fork of the Sevier River Scenic Backway

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East Fork of the Sevier River Scenic Backway is a 47.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Antimony, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and off road driving and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

47.9 miles
3,051 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

nature trips

off road driving




wild flowers

The East Fork of the Sevier River Scenic Backway (FR-087) follows the river southward along the western edge of Bryce Canyon National Park to Tropic Reservoir. The high-elevation lake (7,800 feet) is located about seven miles south of the turnoff from Scenic Byway 12. Surrounded by soaring ponderosa pines, red rock formations, and the Pink Cliffs, Tropic Reservoir is a recreational haven for camping, boating, canoeing, and fishing. The reservoir is stocked annually with rainbow trout and occasionally brook trout. Brown trout are also a good catch, finding their way into the reservoir from the East Fork Sevier River.