Neapolitan Ice Cream Mountains Along Utah's Highway 12

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

Folks, here’s the thing about traveling certain parts of Utah's Highway 12. There are scenes which remind of childhood days at the Saturday matinee. Days where we soaked up black and white Western movies, like “Stagecoach,” featuring John Wayne, against alien looking landscapes with massive rocky spires, etc. The missing component in those movies was color, which was remorsefully absent in black and white flicks of the 1940s era.

Fast forward to today’s world.  When given the opportunity to actually encounter the landscape, one easily is overwhelmed by exquisite attention grabbing color, at every twist and turn along Utah’s unfurled ribbons of road.  At times they appear as sandcastles in the sky, while at others it reminds of Neapolitan ice cream with all three layers (strawberry, vanilla and chocolate).

Wait a minute. is that The Lone Ranger at the base of those bluffs? Wait up, Tonto?. . .I’m on my way!

I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times.  I do not impose copyright restrictions on these photos, so you may feel free to use, or distribute as you wish.  However, should you need a Real Estate Professional in the Greater Sacramento area, I hope that you will contact me by 
email or by visiting my website - Thank You!

Comments (20)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Myrl - I can see why your trip along the highway invoke childhood memories. Enjoy your trip.

May 14, 2019 04:56 PM
Leif Price
Chirpy Home - Portland, OR
Blogger at Chirpy Home

Scenes along the highway, invoked alot of good traveling memories. Hope you enjoy your trip and thanks for sharing.


May 14, 2019 06:37 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Very beautiful Myrl Jeffcoat .

May 14, 2019 07:06 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Myrl Jeffcoat The red in the upper photo is particularly striking. I'm sitting here musing - "Wow, what an accent color on a wall..."

May 14, 2019 08:45 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Utah is certainly gorgeous Myrl. You have captured some incredible pictures. Enjoy your trip.

May 14, 2019 09:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow Myrl Utah has been on my list.... and your photos just confirm to move it up on the priority list, Endre

May 14, 2019 11:59 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What beautiful photos, Myrl. I've been to Park City and Salt Lake City numerous times, but have never really driven through Utah... something I'd really love to do one day.

May 15, 2019 04:26 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Myrl. I love your photos always and these are stunning. I also remember The Long Rancher and Tonto.

May 15, 2019 04:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I love Utah. It is one of our most beautiful states. And your photos are gorgeous. A

May 15, 2019 05:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Myrl, for sharing your photographs.

Have an outstanding week.

May 15, 2019 06:47 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Myrl Jeffcoat Though I have never been to Utah, now you have grabbed my attention with these photos and perhaps it is time to take the 'Road Trip'. I will have fun playing with your photos on my editing programs...THANKS! Norm

May 15, 2019 06:51 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Myrl,  Interesting and I can see why they film pictures there in the 40's and 50's.  Make it a great day!


May 15, 2019 09:10 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am glad that we get to follow along during your travels, will you be near Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! , perhaps that was the person you were talking about possibly meeting up with during your travels?

May 15, 2019 11:53 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Thanks for the mention Brian England

May 15, 2019 01:32 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You are definitely going through one of the most scenic areas in Utah Myrl Jeffcoat. ENJOY and if you ever make it to southern Utah, I'd love to meet you!

May 15, 2019 12:41 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Myrl Jeffcoat - I just had a funny suspicion that Utah was part of your journey. Love the pics.  

So many westerns were made in Sedona and and white. I wonder if there would have been more of a migration to the area!

May 15, 2019 01:51 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Myrl Jeffcoat, your drive through Utah reminds me of the few times I experienced the awesomeness of that state.  For those of us born and raised
in Illinois and Wisconsin, 'THE PLAINES, you might imagine how surprised and struck we were at the sights.  Myrl, love your descriptions: sandcastles in the sky...Neapolitan Ice Cream.  Have a wonderful time, my friend.


May 16, 2019 01:13 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Jane Chaulklin-Schott - Your comment resonated with me. I didn't know you were born and raised in IL and WI. I was born in Chicago, migrated to Northern, ILL Lake Villa, 8 miles from the WI border and you're right about Utah and Myrl Jeffcoat descriptions of such a magical kingdom here on earth! I think it would have been more fun than Disneyland. 

May 22, 2019 06:01 PM
Karen Rice Madison AL Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Madison - Madison, AL
256-348-1527 Call/Text

Myrl Jeffcoat The way the rocks have formed and eroded is fascinating.  I hope you enjoyed your road trip...but now I crave ice-cream 

May 20, 2019 02:41 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Myrl,
I am finally getting back to check on your wanderings.  Love that you're doing this road trip and you're sharing it with us in words and pictures.  Enjoy!

May 22, 2019 05:16 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - With all your gorgeous photos, I didn't have to imagine painted pictures in my mind. What an AMAZING trip you had to share with your grandson. I'm reading and commenting from your most recent post backward and I'm enjoying your adventure and all the scenic beauty! 

May 22, 2019 06:03 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That is true texture and grandeur. Thank you for sharing these photos Myrl Jeffcoat 

Feb 06, 2021 07:38 PM