Road Information

Interstate 70 in Utah    
Total Mileage in State: 232 miles
Eastern End: At Colorado state line
Western End: At I-15, near Cove Fort
Mileage covered in Photos: 232 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Millard, Sevier, Emery, Grand
Major Junctions in Photos: US 89, near Joseph
US 50/US 89, in Salina
US 6/US 191, in Green River
US 191, near Crescent Junction
Control Cities in Photos: Cove Fort, Richfield, Salina, Green River

Eastbound

   

Interstate 70 East begins at Exit 132 on Interstate 15 in Utah. This interchange between I-15 and I-70 is a trumpet interchange.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View from the ramp from Interstate 15 North to Interstate 70 East. This marks the beginning of Interstate 70 Eastbound, and one of the most scenic (albeit desolate) Interstate drives in Utah.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Since we're about to immediately climb a long, steep grade on Interstate 70 East, a Chain-Up Area exists off Exit 1 for trucks.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

A Rest Stop also exists at Exit 1.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Speed limit sign approaching Exit 1. The speed limit on most rural Interstates in Utah is 80 mph, save for some of the more mountainous stretches as you will see in a bit.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

When the lights on this sign are flashing, chains or snow tires are required to proceed beyond Exit 1 and up the long, steep grade. Use Exit 1 if you need to chain up.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 1: Historic Cove Fort  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East assurance shield near mile marker 2.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Another speed limit sign on Interstate 70 East. Speed Limit - 80 mph.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Mileage sign for Fremont Indian State Park and Capitol Reef National Park on Interstate 70 East. It's 17 miles to the former and 120 miles to the latter.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East as it enters Fish Lake National Forest and prepares to start the climb over the mountains you see in the distance.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 3.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East as we begin to climb.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 5.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

This warning sign alerts motorists of a right curve ahead.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Just before entering the curve, the speed limit decreases to 65 mph for all traffic and remains that way until we reach the top of the mountain.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 6.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Left curve ahead.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East as it enters Sevier County. As the warning sign ahead shows, more winding curves exist ahead while climbing the grade.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

At the summit of this mountain, Interstate 70 reaches an elevation of 7,180 feet.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 7: Clear Creek Canyon Rd  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East assurance shield just east of Exit 7.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Also just east of Exit 7, the speed limit sees a slight increase to 70 mph for all traffic.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East as it prepares to go down a 5% grade for the next mile. This grade is small-time compared to the ones we will see further east of here.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 9.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 10.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 12.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East prepares to go down another grade two miles ahead. This one is a bit steeper than the last one (6% grade).  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

With the steep 6% grade ahead, there is a Brake Check Area seen here at mile marker 13.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

A closer view of the Brake Check Area.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East as it starts down the said 6% grade.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 14.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Road view on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

The 6% grade lasts for another 2 miles.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Left curve ahead.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 16.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at the Runaway Truck Ramp located near mile marker 16.5.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 17: Fremont Indian State Park  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Road view on Interstate 70 East. There are several neat rock formations in this part of Utah.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East assurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

At mile marker 18, the speed limit remains 70 mph for all traffic.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

More neat rock formations on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 19.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East near mile marker 20.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Another road view on Interstate 70 East. Still descending.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 21.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Beyond mile marker 21, the steep downgrade comes to an end and the standard rural speed limit of 80 mph resumes.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East approaching Exit 23 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Take Exit 23 to Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Marysvale.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 23: US 89 South - Panguitch / Kanab  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Dual Interstate 70 East / US 89 North assurance shields east of Exit 23.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Speed limit assurance sign at mile marker 24. Speed Limit - 80 mph. For now.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Mileage sign just east of mile marker 24. It's 15 miles to Richfield, 34 miles to Salina, and 254 miles to Grand Junction.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 25: UT 118 North - Joseph / Monroe  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 26.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 29.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 31: Elsinore  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 34.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 35.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Take either of the next 2 exits to Richfield.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Take Exit 37 to Snow College Richfield Campus and Sevier Valley Center.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East approaching Exit 37 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 37: Interstate 70 BL / UT 120 North - Richfield  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East / US 89 North assurance shields east of Exit 37.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 38.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Take Exit 40 to Fish Lake Capitol Reef.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 40: Richfield  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 43.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 45.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 47.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 38: UT 24 - Sigurd / Aurora  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 50.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 51.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 54.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East approaching Exit 56 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Take Exit 56 to cut up to Salt Lake City via US 89 North.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Approaching Exit 56, we see one of the most infamous signs on the Interstate Highway System. The sign warns that after Exit 56, the next services are 105 miles ahead in Green River. That's right - 105 miles with absolutely ZERO services ahead. If you need to fill up, now is the time to do it! This sign is no exaggeration; it's the truth!  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 56: Interstate 70 BL / US 89 North - Salina  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Speed limit sign east of Exit 56. Speed Limit - 80 mph.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Mileage sign at mile marker 58. It's 108 miles to Green River, 125 miles to Crescent Junction, and 205 miles to Grand Junction.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East entering Fishlake National Forest. We're now nearing a region in central Utah known as Wastach Plateau.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 61.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 63: Gooseberry Rd  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Dual Interstate 70 East / US 50 East assurance shields beyond Exit 63. After joining up back in Salina, I-70 and US 50 run concurrently for the rest of the way through Utah.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

At mile marker 64, the speed limit once again decreases to 70 mph for all traffic as Interstate 70 East prepares to traverse more steep grades and winding curves.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Mileage sign on Interstate 70 East. It's 27 miles to the next major junction on I-70 (UT 10), 98 miles to Green River (where the next services exist), and 198 miles to Grand Junction.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Road view on Interstate 70 East, traversing yet another steep downgrade.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Another view on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 65.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East. Down, down, down.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 66.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 67.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

This warning sign alerts motorists to be alert for deer crossing the roadway.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East / US 50 East assurance shields.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Near mile marker 68, the speed limit decreases slightly to 65 mph.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 68.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

60 mph curves ahead.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 68.99.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Another view on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

And another 60 mph curve to the right ahead.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Followed by a 55 mph curve to the left ahead.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 70.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

At mile marker 71, we're still going downward.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Near mile marker 71.5, the speed limit increases to 70 mph once again.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 72.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

65 mph curve to the left ahead.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East approaching Exit 73 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 73: Ranch Exit  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East assurance shield near mile marker 74.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

This sign, at the bottom of the grade, warns of frequent wildlife crossing the roadway for the next 12 miles.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Since we've reached the bottom of the grade, the standard rural speed limit of 80 mph resumes.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Mileage sign at mile marker 75. It's 15 miles to Fremont Junction and 85 miles to Green River.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 76.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 77.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 79.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 80.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Near mile marker 81, Interstate 70 reaches the top of Salina Canyon in the Wasatch Plateau at an elevation of 7,886 feet. The warning sign seen here alerts motorists of yet another steep downgrade for the next 6 miles.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

More winding curves exist going down this grade, as the warning sign seen here shows.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 85.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Another road view on Interstate 70 East, another curve to the left ahead.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 86: Ivie Creek Rest Area  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 87.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Near mile marker 87.5, Interstate 70 East leaves Fishlake National Forest.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 88.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Take Exit 91 to Emery.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Also take Exit 91 to Capitol Reef National Park.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 91: UT 10 North / UT 72 South - Price / Loa  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Mileage sign east of Exit 91. It's 69 miles to Green River, 171 miles to Grand Junction, and 412 miles to Denver.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 93. At this point, I-70 East enters the geologic feature known as the San Rafael Swell. It remains in the swell the rest of the way to Green River.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Just beyond mile marker 94, Interstate 70 East enters Emery County.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

More winding, 65 mph curves lie ahead.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 96.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Road view of some awesome rock formations in the San Rafael Swell on Interstate 70 East, just east of mile marker 96.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Another view on Interstate 70 East just beyond mile marker 96.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East approaching mile marker 97.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East approaching mile marker 97.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

At mile marker 97, this warning sign states that gusty winds may exist for the next 3 miles.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 98.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Take Exit 99 to Emery and Mussentuchit.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 99: Millers Canyon  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 100.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Speed limit assurance sign on Interstate 70 East, just beyond mile marker 100. The speed limit remains 80 mph for now.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Mileage sign at mile marker 101. It's 61 miles to Green River, 163 miles to Grand Junction, and 404 miles to Denver.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 103.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at the Salt Wash View Area near mile marker 104.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 107. I apologize for the quality of this photo and the next few. I failed to adjust to the odd lighting conditions at the time.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 108: Lone Tree  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Unique rock formation as seen on Interstate 70 East. Too bad I botched the shot of it.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 112.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

This sign urges drowsy drivers to use the next exit, 2 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

This sign at mile marker 114 states that drowsy driving causes crashes. Thanks for the update, Captain Obvious.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 115.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at the Devil's Canyon View Area.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 116: Moore  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

The speed limit remains 80 mph.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 118.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

More unique rock formations as seen on Interstate 70 East beyond mile marker 118.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Another view on Interstate 70 East in the San Rafael Swell.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 119.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East as it prepares to cross Eagle Canyon in the San Rafael Swell.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Another sign urging drowsy drivers to use the next exit 2 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at the Ghost Rock View Area near mile marker 122.5.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

A closer view of the ramp to the Ghost Rock View Area. The small sign in the distance states that Interstate 70 has now reached an elevation of 7,270 feet. Further ahead, we see a warning sign warning of yet another steep downgrade ahead.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 123.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Dual Interstate 70 East / US 50 East assurance shields east of mile marker 123.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Mileage sign near mile marker 124. It's 38 miles to Green River and 382 miles to Denver.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 124.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 127.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 129.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Take Exit 131 to Sinbad Rd.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 131: Temple Mt Rd  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 133.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 136.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

This sign states that 1 1/2 miles ahead, Interstate 70 East will traverse yet ANOTHER 6% grade. This one, however, is quite a keeper and has some of the most unique scenery on the Interstate Highway System along it.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

This sign warns of sharp curves and steep grades ahead, in a rather redundant way to the previous sign.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at the Brake Check Area located near mile marker 138.25.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Leaving the Brake Check Area, this warning sign reminds trucks that they're approaching the beginning of the 6% grade.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Near mile marker 139, the speed limit decreases to 60 mph for automobiles and 50 mph for trucks just before the downgrade begins.  There are a few Runaway Truck Ramps during this grade in the case of emergency brake fade/loss.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Starting down the grade, this signs warns that slower traffic should use their flashers.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Again, the speed limit for autos down this grade is 60 mph and for trucks it is 50 mph. This grade is no joke!  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

This sign states that the 6% grade lasts for the next 6 miles.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East heading down the grade.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 140.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

At this point, the 6% grade lasts for 5 more miles as stated by this warning sign.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 141.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

The first Runaway Truck Ramp is 1/2 mile ahead.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

The 6% grade lasts for 4 more miles at this point.  What a view, though!  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at the Runaway Truck Ramp located at mile marker 142.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

The next Runaway Truck Ramp is 1 1/2 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East in the San Rafael Swell.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at the Spotted Wolf View Area.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

This warning sign states that the 6% grades and sharp curves continue for another 3 miles at this point. We're about halfway down this long, steep grade.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

The next Runaway Truck Ramp lies 1/2 mile ahead. Interstate 70 East is about to traverse a big S-curve ahead. 45 mph is advised by the warning sign in the distance.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

An awesome view on Interstate 70 East, approaching the first curve in the S-curve.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East entering the first curve in the S-curve.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Another view inside the curve.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

The second part of this S-curve isn't quite as sharp as the first, but still requires care. This warning sign advises 55 mph through it.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at the second Runaway Truck Ramp of this grade.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East inside the 55 mph curve mentioned earlier.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

The 55 mph curve is shortly followed by another 45 mph curve to the right.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

The 6% grade continues for just one more mile, as this warning sign reads.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

More winding, 45 mph curves ahead before we reach the bottom.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East, nearing the bottom of this grade.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

View on Interstate 70 East nearing the bottom of the grade. These are such neat colors of these rocks!  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Another view on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

And another road view on Interstate 70 East.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East as the bottom of this long 6% grade comes into view.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

At the bottom, this sign confirms that we've indeed reached the bottom of the long 6% grade.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 146.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Just beyond mile marker 146, the standard rural speed limit of 80 mph resumes.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 147.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East as it prepares to cross the San Rafael River.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Take Exit 149 to Goblin Valley State Park.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Also take Exit 149 to Capitol Reef and Lake Powell.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 149: UT 24 West - Hanksville  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East assurance shield near mile marker 150.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Mileage sign just east of mile marker 150. It's 12 miles to Green River and 113 miles to Grand Junction.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 151.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 152.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 154.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East approaching Exit 157 - 2 miles.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 157: US 6 West - Price / Salt Lake City  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 160: Interstate 70 BL / UT 19 - Green River  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 162.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East as it crosses the Green River at mile marker 163.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East as it enters Grand County.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 164: UT 19 - Green River  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Speed limit assurance sign east of Exit 164. Speed Limit - 80 mph.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Mileage sign east of Exit 164. It's 16 miles to Crescent Junction and 339 miles to Denver.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

From this point, it's 41 miles to Arches National Park and 49 miles to Canyonlands National Park.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 168.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 171.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 173.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 175: Floy  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 178.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at the Rest Area located at mile marker 181.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East approaching Exit 182 - 3/4 mile.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Take Exit 182 to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 182: US 191 South - Crescent Junction / Moab  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Mileage sign east of Exit 182. It's 5 miles to Thompson Springs and 79 miles to Grand Junction.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 185.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at an unmarked turnout approaching Exit 187.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

The next services beyond Exit 187 are 65 miles ahead, in Colorado. Yet another long stretch on Interstate 70 in Utah without access to any services.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 187: Thompson Springs  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 188.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

The speed limit remains 80 mph the rest of the way through Utah, save for any construction zones.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Mileage sign on Interstate 70 East. It's 73 miles to Grand Junction and 317 miles to Denver.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 189.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 191.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 193: Yellowcat  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East assurance shield east of Exit 193.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 196.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 199.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 200.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 202.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 204: UT 123 South - Cisco  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Mileage sign east of Exit 204. It's 46 miles to Fruita and 57 miles to Grand Junction.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 207.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 214: Danish Flat  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 215.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 221: Sulphur  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Mileage sign east of Exit 221. It's 42 miles to Grand Junction and 282 miles to Denver.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 225.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 227: Westwater  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

After flattening out for the past several miles, Interstate 70 East in Utah prepares to traverse one final downgrade east of Exit 227. This one is 5% in steepness and lasts for one mile.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 228, as we begin down the grade.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East approaching a 55 mph curve to the right heading down the grade.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 230.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).

Near mile marker 231, these warning signs alert motorists that the speed limit upon crossing into Colorado just ahead is 75 mph.  (Photo taken 5/27/16).