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Backroads Byways of Utah: Drives, Day Trips Weekend Excursions
Visit the vast open lands and widely varied terrain of Utah. These routes are some of the most interesting, beautiful, visually diverse, and historically and culturally relevant sections of road and points of interest in this great state. Tall mountain peaks, broad valleys, high plains, many varieties of desert—Utah’s landscapes are as dynamic as its recreation options.
Paperback, 232 pages
Published June 6th 2011 by Countryman Press
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I'm still working on this one, but I checked it out of the library to help me with some vacation planning. Like a previous reviewer mentioned, this could have been done much better. I'm not from Utah, or familiar enough to even notice incorrect information. But I was very confused about the lack of maps. Each chapter covers a short (day, weekend) trip and mentions what cities/towns you'll drive through, where to stop, what roads to take, etc. But the single state overview map doesn't have most o ...more
This book covers some of the best drives in Utah. I've taken most of them, and the book has some really good information about historical and cultural things along the way. I only gave it two stars, though, because of the numerous typos (misspelled words, dates with numbers transposed, etc.) Also, I found it pretty strange that a book about backroads only included a single map of the state featuring only the interstate highways. If I didn't know the state I would be pretty confused. The book con ...more