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Why is this the best Mountaineous Drive in Davis County?

  1. You are driving through the great outdoors at the VERY top of the mountains.
  2. It's at least a 2 hour drive.
  3. The view can only be better from an airplane.
  4. It's the only one.

Last year, in October, we went for a little drive. My dad bought a new FJ Cruiser and we decided to try it out on the rugged mountains of Davis County.

As I mentioned yesterday, this is one of my favorite drives ever. Especially in the fall. Really, you cannot get a better view unless you are in an airplane. Since I don't have one that I can use, cars are what we've got.

Oh, I should probably mention...I had dreads last fall, in fact, I just barely cut out my last dread. (Tears of sadness.) It's kind of one of my bucket list items, I really do think they are freaking awesome. If they weren't so much maintenance, I would totally have them still. I just want big HAIR!

But back to the drive. Plan on a few hours and pack some snacks and water, just in case you break down and because it's a long drive. The dirt road is good enough for a car for sure. We saw plenty of cars bouncing around and seemed to do just fine. There are also lots of ATVs and Dirt Bikes, so be sure to watch out for them.

We started at the Bountiful "B" road and it basically leads you with signs all the way across the Rocky Mountains of Davis County.

We stopped at Bountiful Peak (I think. There is a pull off you can't miss really and it gives an amazing view of the valley.) to get some snacks and take some photos.

Oh, and change diapers...I can't believe I had two babies under the age of 2 in diapers. No, they are not twins.

Aiko loved running around and going crazy. She also loved the bumpy road and listening to Grandpa's music.

I think it's about time to make the trip again!

Be sure to check out our picnic from yesterday at Sunset Campground.

Oooh and you could always take the drive here in Mantua, I bet it's just amazing right now!

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Helpful Tips
  • Plan on at least a 2 hour drive for sure. Especially if you want to stop along the way.
  • There is a perfect turnoff that has an awesome view. You can't miss it, I think it's actually Bountiful Peak, but I could be wrong.
  • Bring Snacks and Water
  • There are no come prepared.
  • Bring a camera
  • Oooh I bet this road would be awesome at night!
  • Below is the map. You can start at either end, but we started in Bountiful and headed up to Farmington.

Here's the link if you want to open the map up for the mountain Road.

Link. to Francis Peak.

You can also drive ALL the way to Francois Peak too. (Above.) We drive up from Farmington up to Francis Peak for a shorter drive. It's also an epic drive. There are lots of back roads (you'll need a 4wheel drive vehicle for sure) and we've seen some glacier ponds back there too.

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