Interstate 80 East - Echo to Wyoming

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Interstate 80 east & U.S. 189 north
A diamond interchange (Exit 169) lies one quarter mile east of I-84 and an abandoned Union Pacific Railroad bridge with Echo Dam Road. Photo taken 08/05/13.
The I-84 eastbound on-ramp forms a short auxiliary lane to Exit 169 with Echo Dam Road. Echo Dam Road straddles the east side of Echo Reservoir south to the city of Coalville as the former alignment of U.S. 189. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Exit 169 departs Interstate 80 east. Echo Dam Road connects the freeway with both Echo Road (old U.S. 30S) south into Echo and Echo Canyon Road (old U.S. 30S & 189) east to Emory. Photo taken 08/05/13.
The remainder of Interstate 80 east in Utah travels through Echo Canyon. Photo taken 08/05/13.
The Echo Canyon Rest Area provides a stopping point in both directions of Interstate 80. The eastbound facility includes 15 car stalls and 5 truck/RV stalls. Photo taken 08/05/13.
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The Echo Canyon Rest Area also afford motorists the chance to take in the scenery of the red rock facades rising above parallel Echo Canyon Road (old U.S. 30S & 189). Photos taken 08/05/13.
One half mile ahead of off-ramp (Exit 170) for the Echo Canyon Rest Area on I-80 east. The facility is situated around 5,700 feet above sea level. Photo taken 08/05/13.
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Eastbound Interstate 80 at the Echo Canyon Rest Area. The canyon is fed by Echo Creek, which flows between the freeway and the adjacent Union Pacific Railroad line. Photos taken 08/05/13.
Leading away from the rest area, Echo Canyon narrows as I-80 advances toward Castle Rock and Wahsatch. 14,685 vehicles per day (vpd) were recorded on this segment in 2014 by UDOT. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Interstate 80 follows the Pony Express, California and Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trails northeast into Wyoming. Photo taken 08/05/13.
The next traveler services are located 31 miles ahead at the city of Evanston, Wyoming. Photo taken 08/05/13.
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Echo Canyon narrows from Bear Hollow and Pine Canyon eastward past milepost 171. Photos taken 08/05/13.
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An S-curve takes I-80 east between Bull Hollow and Sawmill Canyon to the north and Little Sawmill Canyon to the south to milepost 172. Photos taken 08/05/13.
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A straight away along Interstate 80 east ensues by Thirtyfive Canyon to milepost 174. Photos taken 08/05/13.
The adjacent Union Pacific Railroad and Echo Canyon Road (old U.S. 30S & 189) come into view as Echo Canyon narrows east of Heiners Creek. Photo taken 08/05/13.
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Waters in Echo Creek flow through a culvert next to Interstate 80 around milepost 175. Photos taken 08/05/13.
Interstate 80 eastbound passes by the railroad siding of Emory and Lord Canyon at milepost 176. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Interstate 80 east next approaches Stag Canyon and the merge with Echo Canyon Road. Photo taken 08/05/13.
A wye interchange (Exit 178 from I-80 west) joins Echo Canyon Road east with Interstate 80. U.S. 30S & 189 shifted to an alignment south of the Union Pacific Railroad line by the 1960s. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Reassurance marker for I-80 east posted after milepost 179 and Echo Canyon Road. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Travelers will reach Evanston, Wyoming in 22 miles and Cheyenne in 380 miles via I-80 east. Photo taken 08/05/13.
A port of entry operates along Interstate 80 westbound at milepost 180. An eastbound facility lies 16 miles ahead. Photo taken 08/05/13.
A 15.6 mile exit less stretch concludes in one mile at Castle Rock Road (Exit 185). Photo taken 08/05/13.
Castle Rock constitutes a UP Railroad siding along an unpaved road west of Pony Express Trail and Exit 185. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 185) with Castle Rock Road on Interstate 80 east. Castle Rock Road forms a south side frontage road for I-80 to a point beyond milepost 186. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Trailblazers reflect the historic crossing of the California Trail, Mormon Pioneer and Pony Express Historic Trails at Exit 185. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Interstate 80 turns more northerly for the rest of the drive to the Wyoming state line. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Motorists next meet a ranch exit along Interstate 80 east in one mile. Photo taken 08/05/13.
The forthcoming ranch exit provides no services as it connects with an unpaved road west and east of Interstate 80. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Interstate 80 east reaches the diamond interchange at Exit 187 west of Cahe Cave Creek. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Advancing north from Exit 187, Interstate 80 passes by Tunnel Hollow and Slaughterhouse Creek. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Interstate 80 sees a roadway split between mileposts 190 and 191. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Wahsatch Road ties into Interstate 80 at Exit 191 in one mile. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Wahsatch is a UP Railroad siding situated just west of Exit 191 along Wahsatch Frontage Road. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Eastbound Interstate 80 at the diamond interchange (Exit 191) with Wahsatch Road east. Wahsatch Road wanders east to Yellow Creek Road (CR 191) in Wyoming. Photo taken 08/05/13.
The last confirming shield for Interstate 80 east in Wyoming. Photo taken 08/05/13.
There are no additional exits on the ten mile drive taking Interstate 80 northeast into Evanston, Wyoming. Cheyenne lies 373 miles further in southeastern reaches of the Equality State. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Interstate 80 parallels the Rich County Line to the Wyoming state line, where a port of entry operates. The freeway never crosses the county boundary. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Homes and businesses appear in the distance as motorists near the port of entry and Wyoming state line. Wahsatch Frontage Road accompanies I-80 east to Uinta County, Wyoming as the old alignment of U.S. 30S & 189. Photo taken 08/05/13.
Curving east, Interstate 80 crosses the state line just beyond the gore point for the truck weigh station. Photo taken 08/05/13.
A pavement change concludes the 196.68 mile section of Interstate 80 across the Beehive State. Evanston is just three miles ahead. Photo taken 08/05/13.


 


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08/05/13 by AARoads

Page Updated 08-01-2016.