The views from Bald Mountain Pass are breathtaking, across endless miles of forest and ridgelines. These mountains support a variety of wildlife, frequently seen along the highway. From Kamas, the road follows the picturesque Provo River as it drops over boulders and falls from its headwaters in the Uintas.
A camera is a must on this drive! Don't miss the overlook at Provo River Falls where walking paths, restrooms, and picnic tables make for a great stop. Several campgrounds along the highway are available for overnight stays. Numerous pullouts access the river and are perfect for picnicking. Parking and restrooms are provided at several overlooks along the route. Various trailheads offer a chance for a short hike in the woods. The road is paved the entire length, but closed during winter due to the elevation and heavy snow accumulation.
A small fee is required when entering the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway for use of facilities on the route; however, there is no charge to simply drive the highway between Kamas and Evanston. The drive is 70 miles from Heber Valley, Utah to the Wyoming state line, but takes about 1.5 hours or longer to drive due to the winding nature of the route.