U.S. 191 replaced much of U.S. 163 in southeastern Utah from Bluff to Crescent Junction. The U.S. highway serves Moab, Monticello, and Arches National Park north from Arizona to I-70, U.S. 6 and U.S. 50 at Crescent Junction. The three routes run along side the freeway 24 miles west through Green River.

Northwest from Green River, U.S. 191 overlaps with U.S. 6 along an important regional route joining the Interstate 70 corridor with I-15 and the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The two highways double as the Dinosaur Diamond American Byway. U.S. 191 separates with U.S. 6 north of Price for a remote stretch leading northeast to U.S. 40 at Duchesne.

U.S. 40 and 191 run concurrently 58 miles east to Vernal. U.S. 191 resumes a northward heading from there through Ashley National Forest to Red Canyon and Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. The highway exits the state toward Rock Springs, Wyoming.


U.S. 191 north
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 24 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 are omitted from signs along their respective overlap along I-70 through eastern Utah. The two pair up with the freeway west from Grand Junction. U.S. 191 is similarly unmarked along portions of I-70 west to Green River. Photo taken 10/18/04.
U.S. 6 appears at the westbound on-ramp joining U.S. 191 north with Interstate 70. Former U.S. 6 & 50 ties into the diamond interchange from the north. The frontage road parallels I-70 & U.S. 6-50 east to Thompson Springs and Cisco. Photo taken 10/18/04.
U.S. 6 west & 191 north
U.S. 191 north & U.S. 6 west part ways with 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. 6 east & 191 south
U.S. 6 east & U.S. 191 south approach their merge onto Interstate 70 & U.S. 50 east. The first of two guide signs direct motorists to Moab via U.S. 191 south of I-70, Grand Junction via I-70 & U.S. 6-50 east, and Hanksville via I-70 & U.S. 50 west to SR 24 west. Photo taken 10/18/04.
Interstate 70 & U.S. 50 shield assembly posted on U.S. 6 east & U.S. 191 south. U.S. 50 overlaps with Interstate 70 from Salina (Exit 56) to Grand Junction, Colorado. Photo taken 10/18/04.
Green River lies five miles to the east along Business Loop I-70 & SR 19. Interstate 70 & U.S. 50 part ways 101 miles to the west at Salina. Photo taken 10/18/04.
U.S. 6 east & 191 south enter the trumpet interchange with Interstate 70 & U.S. 50 east of the scenic San Rafael Swell region. Photo taken 10/18/04.
U.S. 191 south
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.
Traveling south through the diamond interchange joining U.S. 191 with Interstate 70 & U.S. 6-50 at Crescent Junction. I-70 & U.S. 6-50 continue five miles east to Thompson Springs. Photo taken 10/18/04.
Confirming marker for U.S. 191 south of I-70. Motorists taking U.S. 191 south between Crescent Junction and a point 15 miles north of SR 313 are alerted of a dust storm area. The same advisory applies to Interstate 70 east of Crescent Junction. Photo taken 10/18/04.
U.S. 191 mileage sign posted 30 miles north of Moab at Crescent Junction. The U.S. highway reaches Monticello (U.S. 491) in 83 miles. Photo taken 10/18/04.
A second mileage sign at Crescent Junction 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.
Generally a two-lane highway, occasional passing lines allowing motorists to pass recreational vehicles and other slow moving vehicles, line U.S. 191 south to Moab. Photo taken 10/18/04.



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10/18/04 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 70
U.S. 6
U.S. 40

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