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Utah United States #191 Highway Guide

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Utah-Arizona State Line
Utah-Arizona State Line
Elevation: 4,960 ft. Southern end of Utah Highway US 191 on the Arizona-Utah State Line, 5 miles north of the junction with Arizona Highway US 160 (1.6 miles east of Mexican Water and 30 miles west of Teec Nos Pos and nearby Four Corners Monument). The first 20 miles travel through the Navajo Indian Reservation.
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Monument Valley, Utah
Monument Valley, Utah
The sandstone formations of Monument Valley are visible on the southwestern horizon.
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Carrizo Mountains, Abajo Mountains, Bear Ears
Carrizo Mountains, Abajo Mountains, Bear Ears
The Carrizo Mountains (9,420 ft), in the northeastern corner of Arizona, are visible on the southeastern horizon. To the northwest are the Abajo Mountains (11,360 ft) and the Elk Ridge Mountains, crowned with the Bear Ears (8,508 ft), a landmark 40 miles west of the city of Blanding, Utah .
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San Juan River Bridge, Utah
San Juan River Bridge, Utah
The San Juan River, Utah a major tributary of the Colorado River, winds and snakes through Navajoland. Superb Anasazi ruins and Indian rock art along the river between Bluff, Utah and Lake Powell, Utah.
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Junction - Utah Highway US 163 Scenic Byway
The Bluff Scenic Byway US 163 provides side trips to Valley of the Gods, Utah - Goosenecks State Park, Utah - Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Utah (37 miles). Goosenecks State Park is undeveloped for the most part. Primitive campsites with picnic tables are scattered back from the edge of the cliff, and vault toilets are available. If you are planning to camp here, be prepared by bringing water, food, and other necessary gear. For more information / Directions on. U.S. # 169 Scenic Byway - Monument Valley to Bluff, Utah see attached link.
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Photo # 1
Photo # 1
Valley of the Gods, Utah.
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Photo # 2
Goosenecks State Park, Utah.
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Photo # 3
Monument Valley, Utah.
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Sand Island, Utah Recreation Site
On the riverside flat. Picnic area, campsites, vault toilets, trash receptacles, concrete boat ramp (put-in for famous San Juan River trips), pre-historic petroglyph panel. No drinking water. The site is administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Fee area.
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Bluff, Utah - City Limit
Bluff, Utah  - City Limit
Elevation 4,380 feet. Population 300. Founded in 1880 by Mormon settlers after they pioneered the Hole-in-the-Rock Trail.
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Bluff, Utah - City Limit / Utah Highway SR 163 Junction
Bluff, Utah - City Limit /  Utah Highway SR 163 Junction
SR 163 provides access to Aneth Oil Field, one of the major producing fields still operating in the western United States.
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Ridges and Mountains
Between Bluff, Utah and Monticello, Utah 48 miles to the north, the horizon is dominated, on the western side (from south to north) by the Comb Ridge, the Elk Ridge Mountains (with the Bear Ears landmark) and the Abajo (or Blue) Mountains; on the eastern side (also from south to north) by the Carrizo Mountains in Arizona, the Shiprock in New Mexico, the Sleeping Ute Mountain in Colorado and the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. Comb Ridge is an eighty miles long slickrock monocline. It historically presented a serious barrier to east-west travel.
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Butler Wash Road
Butler Wash Road
San Juan County Road 230 (off-highway vehicle road) is 20 miles long and runs in a westerly direction to and then northwards and parallel with the Comb Ridge to Utah Highway SR 95 (scenic Bicentennial Highway).
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Utah Highway SR 262 Junction
Utah Highway SR 262 Junction
Access route for Hovenweep National Monument (28 miles), Four Corners Monument (53 miles), historic Hatch Trading Post, Utah and Montezuma Canyon Trail (Three Kivas Pueblo and other pre-historic ruins; this off-highway vehicle road connects after 41 miles with Utah Highway US 191 just south of Monticello, Utah).
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White Mesa, Utah - Ute Indian Reservation
The community of White Mesa, Utah (elevation 5,800 feet - population 350) was founded in 1953. No lodging.
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Junction - Utah Highway SR 95 Scenic Byway
Junction - Utah Highway SR 95 Scenic Byway
The Bicentennial Scenic Byway SR 95 to Natural Bridges National Monument (30 miles), Lake Powell (74 miles) and Capitol Reef National Park (150 miles). For highway travel west via Utah highway #95 - See Milebymile.com - Road Map Highway Travel Guide Utah Highway #95 - Blanding, Utah to Hanksville, Utah, for driving directions.

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Blanding - City Limit
Elevation 6,000 feet. Population 3,600. Blanding, settled in 1905, houses Dinosaur Museum, Nations of the Four Corners Cultural Center and Edge of the Cedars State Park and Museum, with a partly restored Pueblo Indian village and an extensive collection of ancient Anasazi artifacts.
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Westwater - Five Kiva Ruin
Westwater - Five Kiva Ruin
A 2 mile paved road to the west leads to an Anasazi cliff dwelling (AD 750 - AD 1250).
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Blanding, Utah - City Limit
Blanding,  Utah - City Limit

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Dry Wash National Forest Access
County road 2191 provides access to Nizhoni Campground, Utah (11 miles, 21 sites) and the scenic Abajo Backway (to Monticello) in the Manti- La Sal, Utah National Forest. The Backway is graded gravel or dirt and the highest pass is at an elevation of 10,198 feet.
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Recapture Lake, Utah Recreation Area
Recapture Lake, Utah Recreation Area
Elevation 6,089 feet. Primitive camping, fishing, swimming, boating.
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Devil's Canyon, Utah Campground
33 sites in the Manti-La Sal, Utah National Forest.
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Verdure, Utah
Verdure, Utah
Historical marker. Oldest Mormon settlement in the Blue Mountains region (1887).
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Montezuma Canyon Road
Off-highway vehicle road going to Three Kivas Pueblo and other prehistoric ruins. Connects after 41 miles with SR 262 at historic Hatch Trading Post (see log entry for Utah Highway SR 262 Junction).
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Abajo (or Blue) Mountains - Sleeping Ute Mountain - San Juan Mountains
Abajo (or Blue) Mountains - Sleeping Ute Mountain - San Juan Mountains
The Abajo (or Blue) Mountains (Abajo Peak 11,360 feet) are to the west. To the east, in Colorado, are the Sleeping Ute Mountain (near distance) and the San Juan Range of the Rocky Mountains (on the far horizon).
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Monticello, Utah - City Limit
Monticello,  Utah - City Limit
Elevation 7,069 feet. Population 2,500. Settled in 1888. Houses a Pioneer Park, a Frontier Museum and an 18-hole public golf course.
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Abajo (or Blue) Mountain Scenic Backway
Mountain recreation and impressive panoramas of surrounding mountain ranges in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. Paved Harts Draw Road connects Monticello with Utah Highway SR 211 to the north. Graded gravel or dirt Abajo Backway connects Monticello with Blanding over an 10,198 feet high pass.
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Utah Highway US 666 Junction
Highway to Cortez (61 miles) and Mesa Verde National Park (80 miles) in Colorado.
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Monticello - City Limit

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Church Rock
View area. Amazing rock outcrop.
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Junction - Utah Highway SR 211 Scenic Byway
Junction - Utah Highway SR 211 Scenic Byway
The Indian Creek Corridor Scenic Byway accesses Canyonlands National Park - The Needles District (34 miles) and Newspaper Rock Recreation Site and petroglyph panel (12 miles). NOTE; For travel west via Utah #211- See Milebymile.com - Road Map Travel Guide Utah Highway SR #211 The Indian Creek Corridor Scenic Byway, for driving directions. For additional information and highway road map of Utah Sr#211 see attached link

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Needles Overlook Road - Scenic Backway
Needles Overlook Road  - Scenic Backway
Access to Canyon Rims Recreation Area. Needles Overlook (22 miles) and Anticline Overlook (32 miles). Windwhistle Campground (6 miles - 17 sites) and Hatch Point Campground (25 miles - 10 sites). Outstanding views of the Colorado River, The Needles District in Canyonlands National Park, Utah Kane Creek Canyon, Utah and Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah. Several outstanding off-highway vehicle and hiking trails.
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Steen Road
Steen Road
County Road 114 provides access to historic Casa Colorado Rock and La Tinaja (waterhole) on the old Spanish Trail and to several beautiful off-highway vehicle and hiking trails in the Cameo Cliffs Area.
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Lopez Arch, Utah
Lopez Arch, Utah
Elevation 6,080 feet. View area. Lopez Arch is a round opening in a red rock fin, a few hundred feet from the highway.
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Wilson Arch, Utah
Wilson Arch, Utah
Elevation 6,155 feet. View area. Immense arch.
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Looking Glass Road
Access route for Looking Glass Rock and Arch and several off-highway vehicle trails in the Canyon Rims Recreation Area. Also known as Hatch Wash Road.
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La Sal Junction
Utah Highway SR 46 goes east here. Manti-La Sal, Utah National Forest access. The highest peak of the La Sal, Utah Mountains is Mount Peale, Utah at 12,721 feet. For highway travel east via Utah highway #46 - See Mlebymile.com Road Map Travel Guide Utah #46 - La Sal Junction to the Colorado State Line, for driving directions.

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Brown's Hole Road
Brown's Hole Road
Access route for several off-highway vehicle and hiking trails and old mining sites.
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Kane Creek Canyon Overlook Trail
Kane Creek Canyon Overlook Trail
Main access route into the Flat Iron Mesa District of Canyon Rims, Utah Recreation Area. Several off-highway vehicle and hiking trails.
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Hole N' The Rock, Utah Museum
Hole N' The Rock, Utah  Museum
Elevation 5,210 feet. 14-room home of 5,000 square feet, carved in the red sandstone rock between 1945 and 1957. Resting point on the old Spanish Trail and stage station between Moab, Utah and Monticello, Utah after the settlement of Mormon pioneers in the area.
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Kane Springs, Utah Roadside Rest Area
Kane Springs, Utah  Roadside Rest Area
Picnic area, restrooms, soft drinks, payphones.
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Kane Creek Canyon Rim Trail - Black Ridge Road
Kane Creek Canyon Rim Trail - Black Ridge Road
Kane Creek Canyon Rim Trail to the west provides access to several famous four-wheeling, biking and hiking trails in the Behind The Rocks area. Black Ridge Road to the east connects with Utah Highway SR 46.
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Ken's Lake, Utah - La Sal Mountain Loop Road
Ken's Lake, Utah  - La Sal Mountain Loop Road
Manti - La Sal, Utah National Forest access. Fishing, hiking, biking, four-wheeling, cross-country skiing. The scenic La Sal Mountain Loop Road (62 miles) crosses the western flank of the La Sal Mountains, Utah and beautiful Castle Valley, Utah and returns via Utah Highway SR 128 Scenic Byway to Highway US 191 just 2.5 miles north of downtown Moab.
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Borderline San Juan County, Utah - Grand County, Utah
Borderline San Juan County,  Utah - Grand County, Utah

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Spanish Trail Arena
Grand County's fairgrounds.
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Spanish Trail Road
Spanish Trail Road
Turn east here at the Shell gas station to go to Desert Hills Bed & Breakfast, your highway steward, and to Moab's scenic 18-hole public golf course.
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Photo
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Desert Hills Bed and Breakfast
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Moab, Utah - City Limit
Moab, Utah - City Limit
Elevation 4,000 feet. Population 5,200. Settled in 1855. Fun capital of the world (hiking, biking, four-wheeling, river running, rock climbing, horseback riding, golfing, etc.). Gateway to Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park. TheDan O'Laurie Museum of Moab. Matheson Wetlands Preserve.
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Moab, Utah - City Limit
Moab,  Utah - City Limit

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Lions Park
Lions Park
Rest and picnic area, just south of the bridge over the Colorado River. Sign with the history of Moab, Utah at southwestern corner. The present bridge is near where the old Spanish Trail, linking the Spanish missions in Sante Fe in New Mexico and Los Angeles in California, crossed the Colorado River. The Spanish Trail was the first trade route through Utah.
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Junction - Utah Highway SR 128 Scenic Byway
The Colorado River Scenic Byway SR 128 goes east and upcanyon. NOTE: For highway travel east via Utah Highway # 128 - See Milebymile.com Road Map Travel Guide - Utah Highway #128 Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway for driving directions. For additinal information on The Colorado Scenic Byway see attached link.

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Courthouse Wash Indian Rock Art
Barrier Canyon Style rock art panel: pictographs and petroglyphs. This site is on the National Register for Historic Places. Parking available at mile marker 129, just west of Courthouse Wash bridge.
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Courthouse Wash
Courthouse Wash
Just above its confluence with the Colorado River. Beautiful upcanyon hiking trail into Arches, Utah National Park. Shuttle vehicle required.
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Junction - Utah Highway Sr 279 Scenic Byway
Junction -  Utah Highway Sr 279 Scenic Byway
The Potash Scenic Byway provides access to petroglyph panels, dinosaur tracks, arches and many well-known off-highway road vehicle and hiking trails (i.a. Poison Spider Mesa, Bowtie and Corona Arch, Gold Bar Canyon, Long Canyon, Shafer Canyon). See road map log for Utah State # 279 (Potash Road). For travel west via SR#279 - See Milebymile.com Road Map Travel Guide - SR #279 - Potash - Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway. for driving directions. For additioanal information on SR #279 - Potash - Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway see attached link.

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Arches, Utah National Park
Arches, Utah National Park
Visitors center. Main entrance via switchbacks on Arches Road.
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Moab Fault
As the highway goes through the narrowest part of colorful Moab Canyon, it crosses the Moab Fault. The same rock formations are approximately 1,700 feet higher on the western side than on the eastern side of the canyon.
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Old Highway
Angles northeast and provides access to numerous off-highway vehicle and hiking trails.
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Gemini Bridges Road
Gemini Bridges Road
Popular 13.7 miles long off-road vehicle trail that connects to many other scenic trails and hiking areas (e.g. Gold Bar Rim, Utah - Bull Canyon, Utah - Arths Rim, Utah - Upper Sevenmile Canyon, Utah).
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Junction - Utah Highway SR 313 Scenic Byway
The Dead Horse Mesa Scenic Byway accesses Dead Horse Point State Park (22 miles), Canyonlands National Park - Island in the Sky District (25 miles) and many off-highway vehicle trails and hiking areas (e.g. Long Canyon, Dubinky Well, Mineral Bottom, Spring Canyon, Bartlett Wash, Gemini Bridges). See road map log for Utah State # 313 (Dead Horse Mesa Road). --Dead Horse Point State Park Campground. Camping; Total Units - 21 RV Trailer Sites - 21 Maximum RV Length - 45 Tent Sites - 21 - Limited Drinking Water - Modern Restrooms - Waste Disposal - Electrical Hookups (20 amps). -- For highway travel via Utah State #313 Dead Horse Point Mesa Scenic Byway See Milebymile.com Road Map Guide - Utah State #313 for driving directions.

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Moab Fault
See also at 131.1 miles. The fault line angles northwest, drastically offsetting the geologic strata in the western cliff.
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Willow Springs Road
Old access road into Arches National Park, now off-road vehicle trail.
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Dalton Wells Road
Historical marker. Location of Civilian Conservation Corps Camp DG-32 from 1935 to 1942 and of a Japanese-American World War II Concentration Camp in 1943. Major discoveries of petrified dinosaur bones were made in the painted desert hills to the east.
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Mill Canyon Road
Mill Canyon Road
Info kiosk. Access to Mill Canyon, Utah Dinosaur Trail (1.8 miles; a 0.25 mile long self-guided trail that contains 150 million years old skeletal remains of numerous kinds of dinosaurs), Halfway Stage Station (1.4 miles; served the traveling public between Moab, Utah and the railroad at Thompson, Utah 35 miles to the north). Mill Canyon Road also gives access to several off-road vehicle trails and hiking areas (e.g Merrimac & Monitor, Utah - Tusher Canyon, Utah - Courthouse Rock)Utah.
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Klondike Bluffs Road
Klondike Bluffs Road
Popular off-road vehicle trail and hiking area, dinosaur tracks, old copper mine.
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Blue Hills Road
Major off-highway vehicle road to popular off-road vehicle trails and hiking areas (e.g. Hidden Canyon, Levi Well, Duma Point, Tenmile Canyon, Rainbow Rocks, White Wash). Connects with Interstate 70, east of Green River.
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Grand County, Utah Airport Canyonlands Field

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Dinosaur Tracks
Dinosaur Tracks
Sauropod foot tracks 2 miles east of highway.
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Historic Valley City
Root cellar just to the east of highway. The desolate area was abandoned in the late 1930s after repeated flooding caused by ruptures in the earthen reservoir dam.
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Thompson Road
Thompson Road
Off-highway vehicle access to Thompson (on Interstate 70), Yellow Cat, Utah historic mining area and Salt Valley Road into Arches National Park, Utah.
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Crescent Junction, Utah - Exit 182 Interstate 70
Crescent Junction,  Utah - Exit 182 Interstate 70
Old homestead, gas station. - Start finish of Road Map Highway Travel Guide -e

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