Utah State Route 226

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State Route 226 marker

State Route 226
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-128
Maintained by UDOT
Length: 3.003 mi[1] (4.833 km)
Existed: 1941 – present
Major junctions
West end: Snowbasin
East end: SR-167 near Huntsville
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-225 SR-227

State Route 226 (SR-226) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Utah, connecting the Snowbasin ski resort with SR-167.

Route description[edit]

SR-226 begins at the entrance to Snowbasin, which is located on the east slope of the Wasatch Range near Mount Ogden in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It heads south and ascends slightly to the former main entrance (now overflow parking), where it curves east and follows the north slope of the ridge that separates the Ogden and Weber River watersheds, slowly descending to the end at SR-167 (New Trappers Loop Road). The road is two lanes with wide shoulders.[2]

History[edit]

The state legislature created SR-226 in 1941, two years after Snowbasin opened. The initial route descended the mountain to the northeast with a number of hairpin curves, ending at SR-39 southwest of Huntsville in the Ogden Valley. A second route - State Route 227 - was to split from SR-226 and follow Wheeler Creek northwest to SR-39 near the Pineview Dam, creating a shortcut between the Wasatch Front and Snowbasin,[3] but this was never built and was removed from the state highway system in 1953.[4] In order to provide better access to the resort for the 2002 Winter Olympics, the state built a new access road from SR-167 (itself recent construction) west to Snowbasin, transferring the old road (except where incorporated into the new road, between the old and new main entrances) to Weber County in 2001.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Weber County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 Snowbasin
0.697 1.122 Snowbasin overflow parking
3.003 4.833 SR-167
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Reference Information: "SR-226".  (18.2 KB), updated 2008-05-01, accessed July 2008
  2. ^ Google Maps street maps and USGS topographic maps, accessed July 2008 via ACME Mapper
  3. ^ Utah State Legislature (1941). Chapter 34. Session Laws of Utah. Route 226. From route 39 near Huntsville southwesterly to Mt. Ogden. Route 227. From route 39 near the Pine View Dam southeasterly to route 226. 
  4. ^ Utah State Legislature (1953). Chapter 45: Designation of State Roads. Session Laws of Utah. 
  5. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 226".  (1.90 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008