Utah State Route 63

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State Route 63 marker

State Route 63
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-112
Maintained by UDOT
Length 2.630 mi[2] (4.233 km)
Existed 1975[1] – present
Major junctions
South end North boundary of Bryce Canyon National Park
North end SR-12 at Tropic Junction
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-62SR-64

Utah State Route 63 (SR-63) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Utah. Just 2.63 miles (4.23 km) long, it serves as a connection between Utah State Route 12 (a scenic byway) and Bryce Canyon National Park.

Route description[edit]

Starting from the northern edge of Bryce Canyon National Park, the route runs northward, passing a view area, and exiting Dixie National Forest within the first mile. It continues north until its terminus at the intersection with SR-12 less than two miles later.

Bryce Canyon National Park entrance near South terminus of SR-63

History[edit]

Previous designation[edit]

This route number was originally in use from 1931 – 1971 as a route from Salina to Scipio. The route number was withdrawn when this route was transferred to SR-26, and subsequently designated as part of US-50.

Current designation[edit]

Utah State Route 12 originally had a short spur serving Bryce Canyon. This spur was split off into a distinct highway, SR-63, in 1975.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Garfield County.

Locationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000North boundary of Bryce Canyon National ParkSouthern terminus
0.4940.795View area
Tropic Junction2.6304.233 SR-12Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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