Nebo Loop National Scenic Byway

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Nebo Loop National Scenic Byway is a 40.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Payson, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

40.2 miles
5,918 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

scenic driving




From Nephi to Payson, this route has breathtaking views of the Wasatch Range and 11,929-foot Mt. Nebo, its tallest mountain. See flat bottomlands, high-alpine conifers, red rock formations, gray sandstone cliffs and salt flats all in the same day. Sights include Devil's Kitchen, Walker Flat and Mt. Nebo Wilderness.

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1 month ago

We drove on this scenic byway several times over this weekend. It's nice as it is not heavily traveled, and free to enter from both ends. There are some nice overlooks and many hiking trails. There are several more trails on this drive that aren't listed here in alltrails. There are many places to camp for free as well as a few private campgrounds (pay for camping) along this route.

10 months ago

Yesterday, 10/08/2017. Full colors. If you want to see the colors go now.
The drive is breathtaking. There enough places where you can stop and enjoy the scenery.
The walk to Grotto Falls is short and nice.
Red Lake is not special but the colors made it worth the drive there.
Devil's Kitchen is worth a very short walk but if you have seen Bryce then it's also nothing special.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Pretty drive, beautiful scenery.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

The hike itself isn't bad, the trail has beautiful scenery and when we were there we only saw three people the whole time. But the drive was gorgeous!!

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

I’ve taken this drive many times, living nearby, I took it again today and stopped to take some pictures.
Also Hiked around Big East Lake and found a few geocaches.
It's a nice drive.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Beautiful drive. I prefer it over the alpine loop

Sunday, July 10, 2016

I've loved this loop since I was young.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Very scenic drive! Personally I think it's better than the Alpine loop

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Drove this last year in the fall hoping to see the fall colors. Missed the peak of the color by more that a week. Still a beautiful drive

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Beautiful! We like to take family when they are visiting to hike and see the beautiful vistas.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Long and beautiful! I had the road to myself and got to take some awesome pictures along the way.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Very scenic, desert, mountains, historic sites.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Beautiful ride. Took the loop trip when we came out to climb the highest Peak in the county. A long wonderful day.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Beautiful area. Roads are very well maintained, plenty of pull offs, and impressive views. Take a moment to stop and make the short walk out to Devil's Kitchen. This is a must do in the fall!

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Beautiful drive with lakes and views

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It is a nice ride up through some surprising country.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Beautiful ride in car or motorcycle during spring, summer and autumn. Road is well maintained and is listed as a National Scenic By-Way. In Autumn, the fall tree colors are incredible. In the winter it's a great snowmobile trail. The snow road is still groomed from Salt Creek Canyon to Payson for easy sled riding.

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