Utah September 11, 2017
A Drive Down Utah’s Loneliest Road Will Take You Miles And Miles Away From It All
Utah has plenty of backroads that take you to desolate parts of the state, but there’s one frequently-traveled road that is pretty lonely. Take a look:
Interstate 70 enters Utah at the Utah/Colorado border and takes you west until it hooks up with Interstate 15. The distance from Green River to Salina is just under 107 miles - and it's one of the most desolate stretches of interstate in the entire country.
This stretch of road has no gas stations and no services of any kind. Before you drive out of Salina (or Green River), make sure you have a full tank of gas. Once you leave town, you can't legally turn around for 106.9 miles.
Don't be fooled - this isn't a town. It's more like a ranch exit, and you won't find any services here.
You'll see the San Rafael Swell about 30 miles west of Green River. These majestic rock formations were created 60-40 million years ago.
The juxtaposition of ancient mountains and a modern interstate is something to contemplate while you're hurtling past at 80 mph.
Though you won't find any services along this stretch of road, you will have the opportunity to pull off at some scenic overlooks.
The view from Black Dragon Overlook is stunning, especially on a clear day.
This road might be lonely, but it's beautiful.
After nearly 107 miles, you'll be glad to see this sign!
Have you captured some pretty shots of the overlooks along I-70? Share them with us!
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