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U.S. Highway 191 - Utah

U.S. Highway 191 Utah

U.S. 191 replaced much of U.S. 163 in southeastern Utah from Bluff to Crescent Junction. The federal highway serves Moab, Monticello, and Arches National Park south of the Interstate 70 corridor. From Green River northwest, U.S. 191 cosigns with U.S. 6 to Price.

U.S. Highway 191 North
Junction Interstate 70 shield posted along U.S. 191 northbound at Crescent Junction. U.S. 191 merges onto Interstate 70 between Green River and Crescent Junction, a distance of 25 miles. Photo taken 10/18/04.
Guide sign directing motorists to Grand Junction via Interstate 70 & U.S. 6-50 east and Green River via Interstate 70 & U.S. 6-50-191 west. Photo taken 10/18/04.
U.S. 6 & 50 find themselves omitted from the Interstate 70 shield assemblies at Crescent Junction. U.S. 191 northbound however retains signage for the westbound on-ramp. Photo taken 10/18/04.
U.S. 6 joins Interstate 70 & U.S. 191 at the westbound on-ramp. Former U.S. 6 & 50 ties into the diamond interchange from the north. The frontage road parallels Interstate 70 & U.S. 6-50 east to Thompson Springs and Cisco. Photo taken 10/18/04.
U.S. 191 overlaps with Interstate 70
Shifting to west of Green River, U.S. 191 north & U.S. 6 west depart Interstate 70 & U.S. 50 at Exit 157. The tandem venture northwest 60 miles to Price and 70 miles to their split at Helper. U.S. 6 continues west to Spanish Fork and Provo. U.S. 191 turns northeast to Duchesne and Vernal. Photo taken 10/18/04.

U.S. Highway 191 South
U.S. 6 east & U.S. 191 southbound approach their merge onto Interstate 70 & U.S. 50 east. The first of two guide signs direct motorists to Moab (U.S. 191 south of Interstate 70), Grand Junction (Interstate 70 & U.S. 6-50 east), and Hanksville (via Interstate 70 & U.S. 50 west to Utah 24 west). Photo taken 10/18/04.
Junction Interstate 70 & U.S. 50 shield assembly posted on U.S. 6 east & U.S. 191 south. U.S. 50 cosigns with Interstate 70 from Salina (Exit 56) to Grand Junction, Colorado. Photo taken 10/18/04.
The second guide sign sporting the Interstate 70 control points of Green River and Salina. Green River lies five miles to the east. Interstate 70 & U.S. 50 part ways 101 miles to the west. Photo taken 10/18/04.
A trumpet interchange (Exit 157) facilitates the movements between U.S. 6 & 191 and Interstate 70 & U.S. 50 west of Green River. The next westbound interchange exists with Utah 24 at Exit 149. Business Loop Interstate 70 & Utah 19 loop into Green River from Exit 160 to the east. Photo taken 10/18/04.
U.S. 191 overlaps with Interstate 70
U.S. 191 southbound shield posted at the end of the Interstate 70 & U.S. 6-50 westbound off-ramp at Exit 182 (Crescent Junction). Photo taken 10/18/04.
Facing south on U.S. 191 at the Interstate 70 & U.S. 6-50 diamond interchange (Exit 182). Interstate 70 & U.S. 6-50 eastbound travel five miles to Thompson Springs. Photo taken 10/18/04.
Southbound reassurance marker posted at the beginning of the 29-mile drive to Moab. The drive southward between Crescent Junction and 15 miles north of Utah 313 is designated a dust storm advisory area. The same designation applies to Interstate 70 east of Crescent Junction. Photo taken 10/18/04.
U.S. 191 southbound mileage sign posted at Crescent Junction. The federal highway reaches Monticello (junction U.S. 491) in 83 miles. Photo taken 10/18/04.
A second mileage sign lists the distances to the natural attractions of Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, and Canyonlands National Park. Photo taken 10/18/04.
The straight drive of U.S. 191 south to Moab entails long swaths of two lane roadway. Therefore extra lanes are provided to allow safer passing of slower moving vehicles. The sign pictured here indicates the distance from U.S. 191 at Crescent Junction to its first passing lane. Photo taken 10/18/04.

Page Updated September 27, 2005.