Forest Road 140 is a scenic drive through the high mountains of Garfield County, in south central Utah, United States. It’s one of the highest roads of Utah.
Set high in the Dixie National Forest, the road is totally unpaved. It is usually impassable from late October through late June or early July (depending on snow). It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. The road tops out at 3.237m (10,620ft) above the sea level. It’s steep in parts, hitting a 10% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The drive is really scenic with wildlife viewing opportunities.
Located in southern Utah, Forest Road 140 is 36.21km (22.5 miles) long, running from Forest Road 154 to Forest Highway 17. The trail is a moderately difficult drive over a variety of surfaces and conditions. A high clearance vehicle is required. Only travel when it’s dry.
Pic: Shannon Bushman