Forest Road 640

Forest Road 640, an epic drive in the mountains of Utah

Forest Road 640 is a very scenic drive located in Sevier County, in the central section of the U.S. state of Utah, running entirely over 2.500m above the sea level.

Set high in the heart of Capitol Reef National Park, within the Fishlake National Forest, Forest Road 640 is a two-lane paved road with stunning views of Johnson Valley Reservoir and Fish Lake. It was asphalted in 2015. Access to the pass is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions. Speed limit is 25mph.

The road tops out at 3.202m (10,505ft) above the sea level, at Niotche-Lost CR Divide. It’s one of the highest roads of Utah. The road is 36.37km (22.6 miles) long, running south-north from UT-25 to FS 038. The road features many steep sections, hitting a 15.2% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

 

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