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drive between Bryce and Moab

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atlanta
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drive between Bryce and Moab

How long is the drive (if we do the freeway) between Bryce and Moab? Also, is there a time change between those cities in July? Thank you.

Park City, Utah
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1. Re: drive between Bryce and Moab

It's a little over four hours on the freeway, little over five hours using route 12 and 24. There is no time change. While it's maybe an hour longer drive time, it would be a shame to miss the truly remarkable drive on route 12. Only other downside is that you'll likely stop more to absorb the views there.

Have fun.

Sedona, AZ
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2. Re: drive between Bryce and Moab

Highway 12 might be the most scenic drive in the USA. Don't skip it. We usually take two days e tween Bryce and Moab, but it can be done in one. This fall we plan to stay at Escalante for 5 days to explore some of the territory around Hwy 12. We'll have about two dozen more TA pals with us, so it will be fun for sure.

Minneapolis...
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3. Re: drive between Bryce and Moab

Dear Redrox,

Are you suggesting to take Hwy 24 from Green River area or from Aurora area? We will be driving from Moab to Bryce.

Edited: 11:57 am, June 15, 2013
Sedona, AZ
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4. Re: drive between Bryce and Moab

Yes. Take 24 down to Hanksville and across through Capital Reef NP to Torrey. Then from there take 12 down to Bryce. That 100 miles on 12 is simply amazing.

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5. Re: drive between Bryce and Moab

Agree, you will never see anyplace so beautiful anywhere else. I can't wait to do it again next year.

Minneapolis...
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6. Re: drive between Bryce and Moab

Thank you RedRox and Bornfree.. This is very helpful.

atlanta
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7. Re: drive between Bryce and Moab

On MapQuest, there are 3 routes Torrey from Bryce. So we don't go the wrong way, which is the route to go?

option 1: US-89 to UT-24 132.63 miles

option 2: John's Valley Rd to UT-24 110.12 miles

option 3: UT-12 112.00 miles

Thanks everyone!! You are all so helpful!!

Kipling. SK
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8. Re: drive between Bryce and Moab

Option 3, UT 12. One of the best scenic routes in Utah www.scenicbyway12.com

http://www.utah.com/byways/highway_12.htm

Salt Lake City, Utah
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9. Re: drive between Bryce and Moab

Every answer to your post has mentioned hwy 12. There is no other better way.

Minneapolis...
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10. Re: drive between Bryce and Moab

Thanks to everyone who suggested Hwy 12. We just came back from our trip. Hwy 12 is definitely one of the best.