Utah State Route 148

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State Route 148 marker

State Route 148
Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-120
Maintained by UDOT
Length: 2.544 mi[2] (4.094 km)
Existed: 1985[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: SR-14 in Iron County
North end: Cedar Breaks National Monument boundary
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-147 SR-149

State Route 148 (SR-148) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Utah. The entire highway has been designated the Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway as part of the Utah Scenic Byways and National Forest Scenic Byway programs.

Route description[edit]

The route starts at its intersection with State Route 14 in Cedar Canyon. From here it travels north approximately 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north to its terminus at the south boundary of Cedar Breaks National Monument.[2] While the route ends here, continuing north along the road into the park leads to Utah's Patchwork Parkway/Brian Head-Lake Panguitch Scenic Byway (SR-143).[1][3]

History[edit]

Prior to 1969, SR-55 connected SR-14 with the southern boundary of Cedar Breaks National Monument. That year, as part of a major realignment of state highways, SR-55 was deleted and its road was designated as part of SR-143. This left SR-143 as a non-contiguous highway, as the portion going through the national monument was not part of the highway designation.[4]

In 1985, the southern portion of SR-143 between SR-14 and the southern Cedar Breaks National Monument boundary was re-designated State Route 148, with no further changes to this highway. The route was designated as a Utah Scenic Byway as the Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway, with a National Forest Scenic Byway designation following on February 6, 1991.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in rural Iron County

mi[2] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 SR-14 Southern terminus
2.544 4.094 South boundary of Cedar Breaks National Monument Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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