Sheep Creek Loop Scenic Byway

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Sheep Creek Loop Scenic Byway is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Manila, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.9 miles
2,208 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash


nature trips

road biking

scenic driving



wild flowers


This route winds through the dramatic geologic formations of the Sheep Creep National Geologic Area. The Uinta Fault, which runs for more than 100 miles along the north slope of the Uinta Mountains, is clearly visible in the extremely twisted rock layers along the upper part of the loop. But stunning scenery isn't the only reason to keep your camera ready on this backway. Expect to catch a glimpse or two of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep as you wind through Sheep Creek's awe-inspiring rock spires. This relatively small area is home to an impressive diversity of birds and other wildlife. Sharp eyes will spot the gravesite of the mysterious Cleophus Dowd along the western end of the loop.

scenic driving
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Beautiful drive. had interesting rock formations

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