The East Fork of the Sevier River Scenic Backway stretches south of the byway for 17 miles along the edge of Bryce Canyon National Park before arriving at Tropic Reservoir, an oasis on hot days that offers trout fishing, a boat ramp, picnicking, and camping.
The King Creek Campground is a spacious developed campground. The nearby Podunk Guard Station, built in the 1920s to house U.S. Forest Service personnel, sits in a narrow mountain valley beneath a stand of mature spruce trees. In addition to wildlife viewing, the dirt roads in this area are ideally suited for ATV use, horseback riding, and 4WD excursions. During the winter season, snowmobilers will discover excellent marked trails.