Highway 12 between Escalante  and Boulder  was completed in 1935 by workers from the Civilian Conservation Corps. The cost was a budget-busting $1 million. Before then, mules carried supplies and mail across this wilderness of slickrock and narrow canyons.
The section of Highway 12 between Calf Creek and Boulder is extraordinarily scenic—even jaded travelers used to the wonders of Utah will have to pull over and ogle the views from the Hog’s Back, where the road crests a fin of rock above the canyons of the Escalante.
Be here for sunset on a clear evening and you’ll have a memory to carry for the rest of your life.