A remote paved road to Emigrant Pass in UT

Emigrant Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.404m (7,886ft) above the sea level, located in Sevier County, in Utah, United States.

Emigrant Pass

Set high in the Fish Lake Mountains, the road to the summit, also known as Salina Canyon Summit, is totally paved. It’s called Interstate 70 (I-70). It’s the highest point on the road. The drive is very scenic across southeastern Utah. This highway follows the approximate route of the Old Spanish Trail. It’s said to be one of the most desolate stretch of highway on the Interstate system. This highway presents imminent danger to those unfamiliar with driving on desolate roadway systems.

Tucked away within the Fishlake National Forest, snowfall is common. However, the road is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions. The road to the summit is very steep, hitting an 11% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.