Description - Located in central Utah, the Energy Loop runs through the Manti-La Sal National Forest and allows visitors a firsthand view of Utah's pristine backcountry. During its course, the byway travels through a variety of landscapes that give the traveler a natural perspective on the region, sprinkled with occasional remnants of days gone by.
Deriving its name from the rich coal mining history of the area, The Energy Loop combines two of Utah's scenic byways, the Huntington Canyon Scenic Byway and the Eccles Canyon Scenic Byway. Byway travelers can see early Mormon settlements in Sanpete Valley, visit unique museums in the byway communities, fish the trout-filled waters along the route, or enjoy a picnic in the beautiful forest surroundings.
One of the elements that make the Energy Loop unique is its rich coal mining history. Towns from Scofield to Huntington reverence the days when coal mining was the livelihood of so many of their ancestors. As visitors pass today's mines, it is fascinating to note the harmony between the environment and industrial development. The Energy Loop is truly worth the energy it takes to see it all!
- The Energy Loop: Huntington & Eccles Canyons Scenic Byways is known for it's Archeology, Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.
Directions from : Utah State Road 31 travels 48 miles from Fairview over to Huntington. State Road 264 leaves SR 31 at the top of Fairview Canyon and finds its way near Scofield Reservoir and the historic mining town of Scofield. Near Clear Creek, SR 264 meets with State Road 96, and then travels around Scofield Reservoir and meets with U.S. 6 near Colton, Utah.