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Weber Canyon Scenic Drive

Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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Weber Canyon Scenic Drive

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  • Heading into Weber Canyon on a summer day.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
  • Summer cabins line both sides of the canyon.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
  • The Weber River flowing alongside the road.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
  • Sign signals to turn right to head to Smith and Morehouse Reservoir.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
  • Driving Weber Canyon.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
  • You are now in the western section of the Uinta Mountains.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
  • Smith and Morehouse Reservoir.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
  • Smith and Morehouse Reservoir.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
  • Fall is the most scenic time of year to travel to Weber Canyon.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
  • A bridge over the Weber River.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
  • Aspens at various stages of color change.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
  • Late September is often the peak of color for many of the trees.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
  • One of the private side roads.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
  • One of the private side roads.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
  • One of the private side roads.- Weber Canyon Scenic Drive
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Pros: 
Beautiful drive. Vibrant fall colors. Reservoir, camping and hiking at the top.
Cons: 
Crowds.
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Region:
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
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Outside of the town of Oakley, Utah, and not far from Park City is the scenic Weber Canyon. A beautiful and wide canyon that hosts a large array of summer cabins, lakes, wildlife and autumn colors. Interstate 84 runs up the canyon and is a mellow drive compared to many other similar locations. The steady grade of the road and lack of major bends make this a great place for road bikers also. Many large aspen groves are dotted with giant cottonwoods near the river banks as well as maple and oak trees.

Smith and Morehouse Reservoir and Ledgefork Campground are situated on the south side about 12 miles up the road. You can hike from the campground into the western edge of the Uinta Mountains along the Smith and Morehouse Trail. At one point, the Trans-Continental Railway traveled through the canyon.

The 40-mile long canyon is usually only traveled as far as the reservoir as its the best-known attraction. The road past the reservoir circles back around and above the lake toward Slader Ridge. At the start of the canyon is the famous and long-standing Road Island Diner, which has been operating since 1939. The autumn colors tend to come out near late September.

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