The Utah road trip continued north until we reached the town of Junction. From here Utah Highway 153 heads up the mountains and eventually into Beaver Canyon.
It is 40 miles from Junction to the town of Beaver, the first 20 miles is gravel and dirt, the last 20 back down are paved. With the leaves on the aspen trees, and others, changing, the drive was spectacular.
We took one last look back into the Sevier River Valley.
The drive continued until we topped out at 10,000′ elevation, about 4000′ above the valley floors.
The road passed Puffer Lake.
Utah advertises 11 scenic routes in the state. While we didn’t take them all, the others would be hard pressed to be better than Utah Highway 153/Beaver Canyon Scenic Byway.