Yes, finding Nebo, not Nemo. I am just checking to see if you are sane and paying attention.
You see there is a fantastic scenic drive I would like to recommend in Utah, but you need to pay attention to what you are about to read. Following is how the US Forest Service website describes the drive,
“From Nephi to Payson, this route has breathtaking views of the Wasatch Range and 11,877-foot Mt. Nebo, its tallest mountain. See flat bottomlands, high-alpine conifers, red rock formations, gray sandstone cliffs and salt flats all in the same day. Sights include Devil’s Kitchen, Walker Flat and Mt. Nebo Wilderness. This well-signed Byway is a winding drive between the cities of Payson and Nephi. The road climbs 9,000 feet and crosses the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest providing stunning views of Utah Valley, the surrounding Wasatch, and the dramatic wrap-around vistas of Mt. Nebo, the highest peak in the rugged and beautiful Wasatch Range. Nebo Loop is designated a National Scenic Byway by the Federal Highway Administration, recognizing it as one of the premier driving roads in America.”
I am here to say it is every bit as beautiful as described above, however danger lurks for an unsuspecting RVer. Deep in the subscript of the website (I never could find where it actually displayed on the website) is the following information, “Nebo Loop National Scenic Byway, Length: 38 miles, Time to Allow: 1.5 hours … Although paved, trailers are not recommended because of the steep grade and narrow curves.” I am also here to say, that this statement may be an understatement! There were downhill sections of the road where I was geared down to first gear and still using the brakes on occasion. That was without the trailer behind me! As you can see from the picture above, there are some that didn’t get the message or are just plain insane! As for me descending a steep twisty narrow mountain road facing certain death is one adventure in RVing I can do without! As for you, I hope you are paying attention!
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