Interstate 70 (I-70)

Interstate 70, a remote scenic drive in Utah

Interstate 70 (I-70) is a scenic yet perilous road located in the central part of the US state of Utah.

How long is Interstate 70 in Utah?

Part of the Interstate Highway System, the road is totally paved. It’s 372km (231 miles) long, running east-west from I-15 (Veterans Memorial Highway) in Millard County, near historic Cove Fort, to Colorado. The drive is very scenic across southeastern Utah, running through fascinating landscapes and winding through the spacious Spotted Wolf Canyon for truly mesmerizing views. The route reveals vast deserts, deep canyons, sheer cliffs, and unique rock formations.

Is Interstate 70 in Utah open?

Running across the central part of the state, the road tops out at 2.404m (7,886 feet) above the sea level. Snowfall is common. However, the road is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions.

Is Interstate 70 in Utah remote?

Plan more than 3.15 hours to complete the drive, without any stop. It’s said to be one of the most desolate stretch of highway on the Interstate system. For more than 100 miles, from Green River to Salina, you won't find a single gas pump, soda machine or toilet. One hundred and six consecutive miles of no towns. Or exits for that matter. Once you start there’s no legal way to turn around. I-70 in Utah is one of the few roadways that doesn’t actually pass through any major cities. In the whole America’s interstate highway system there is no longer stretch of blacktop without services than the one between Green River on the east and Salina on the west right here in Utah. This highway presents imminent danger to those unfamiliar with driving on desolate roadway systems.

 

 

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