Passport to Adventure – Explore Utah’s Patchwork Parkway
In 2009, Highway 143 was named Utah’s newest National Scenic Byway in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. To be designated as a National Scenic Byway, a road must possess outstanding examples of at least one of six intrinsic qualities: historic, cultural, natural, scenic, recreational and archaeological. Highway 143 features all six unique requirements. Utah’s Patchwork Parkway passport is designed to help visitors explore and experience all the facets of this unique and scenic byway.
Running for 55 miles from Parowan to the county seat of Panguitch, Scenic Byway 143 is highlighted by Brian Head, Utah’s highest elevation community; Cedar Breaks National Monument, the crown jewel of the Markagunt plateau; beautiful Panguitch Lake; and many other historic and scenic sights along the way.
Use the passport to explore the scenic wonders of Scenic Byway 143 and discover the magic and history of Utah’s Patchwork Parkway. Take a hike, take a picture or just enjoy the drive, taking in the scenic and natural wonders you’ll find around every turn. Get your Patchwork Parkway passport here: