Nebo Loop National Scenic Byway

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Nebo Loop National Scenic Byway is a 40.2 mile moderately 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.

Distance: 40.2 miles Elevation Gain: 5,918 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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This is a scenic driving route, not a hiking trail. Please note that this route experiences seasonal closures due to snow and icy conditions. 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.

scenic driving
closed
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Really beautiful right now and the roads are really clear.

hiking
6 months ago

So we drove up to the devils kitchen look out. I looked on google Maps to find a way to hike into the actual kitchen and it shows one... however when you actually drive up there it becomes obvious that there is no route to get in there. If someone knows away let me know. Also... saw my first rattle snake on the path to the look out so be careful.

hiking
snow
9 months ago

We drove up to the gate by Maple Lake and Maple Bench. There the road is closed. From there is was a 60 min walk towards the Maple Lake through the snow (so good shoes needed). The way down was a lot quicker. A beautiful walk, with great views and a beautiful snowy Maple Lake. Doable with kids.

Wed Oct 17 2018

Closed at Maple Dell due to forest fires.

scenic driving
Mon Jun 18 2018

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.

Mon Oct 09 2017

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.

scenic driving
Sat Jul 22 2017

Pretty drive, beautiful scenery.

Thu Jul 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!!

scenic driving
Sun Oct 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.

Sun Aug 28 2016

Beautiful drive. I prefer it over the alpine loop

Sun Jul 10 2016

I've loved this loop since I was young.

Fri Jul 01 2016

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

scenic driving
Fri Aug 14 2015

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

scenic driving
Wed Jun 03 2015

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

scenic driving
Sun May 10 2015

Very scenic, desert, mountains, historic sites.

Sat Apr 18 2015

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

scenic driving
Sun Oct 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!

scenic driving
Sun Nov 10 2013

Beautiful drive with lakes and views

scenic driving
Tue Aug 27 2013

It is a nice ride up through some surprising country.

skiing
Thu Jan 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.

hiking
3 months ago

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hiking
Sat Jan 12 2019

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