9. Utah Highway 12

Location: Utah, between the Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks
Known For: Southwestern scenic charm
Complex Says: If you want to see canyons, forest, a desert, and stunning colors wherever you go, Utah's Highway 12 is the place. In addition to the national parks at both ends, you can visit the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Boulder Mountain, and Petrified Forest State Park, either on or easily accessible from Highway 12. This is especially great if you live in a drab town, like when everything bursts into insanely bright color in the movie Pleasantville.