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Basics
Location:
Through the length of the Wasatch Plateau From Hwy 191 to I-70
Setting:
Mountainous
Surface:
Maintained Dirt/Gravel with some very rough sections and paved sections
Suitable Vehicle:
Passenger Car
Length:
87 miles oneway
Time:
4-6 hours
Season:
Generally passable June through early October

Description

Skyline Drive winds for over 100 miles along the very top of the Wasatch Plateau, providing access to forested mountains, alpine meadows and numerous lakes, streams and camping areas. At elevations ranging from about 9,000 to 11,000 feet above sea level, it is one of the highest roads in America. Views of the mountain basins and surrounding valleys are marvelous.

Wildflowers are plentiful in summer. Rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout inhabit the lakes and streams. Deer, elk and other wildlife live in the glades and meadows.

Several roads ascend canyons and provide access to the Skyline Drive. Hwy 31 through Fairview and Huntington Canyons is paved and provides year-round access to the central portion of the Skyline. Hwy 96 is also paved and connects to Hwy 31 on the Skyline after passing Scofield Reservoir and Electric Lake.

From the north, the road begins at Tucker, on U.S. 6, and extends down to I-70. The first 27 miles (Tucker to the junction of Hwy 31) are graded and suitable for travel in any kind of vehicle. The southern portion is rough and suitable for high clearance four-wheel drive vehicles. The road is impassable except by snowmobile during winter, and can become impassable during summer storms. Some portions are popular snowmobile and mountain bike routes.

Location:
Through the length of the Wasatch Plateau From Hwy 191 to I-70
Setting:
Mountainous
Surface:
Maintained Dirt/Gravel with some very rough sections and paved sections
Suitable Vehicle:
Passenger Car
Length:
87 miles oneway
Time:
4-6 hours
Season:
Generally passable June through early October
Additional Details:
Some sections require a high clearance 2wd vehicle and other sections are best in 4wd vehicle. Can be very difficult or impassable when wet.
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