Utah State Route 148

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State Route 148

Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway
SR-148 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-120
Maintained by UDOT
Length2.544 mi[1] (4.094 km)
RestrictionsClosed in winter from mile 0.2 to 19[3]
Major junctions
South end SR-14 in Iron County
North endCedar Breaks National Monument boundary
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Utah State Highway System
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

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.[1] 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).[2][4]


State Route 55 was designated by the Utah State Legislature in 1927, connecting SR-14 at Cedar Breaks Junction with the southern boundary of Cedar Breaks National Monument. However, as part of a major realignment of state highways, SR-55 was deleted in 1969, and the route 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.[5]

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.[6]

Utah State Route 148

Major intersections

The entire route is in rural Iron County

0.0000.000 SR-14Southern terminus
2.5444.094South boundary of Cedar Breaks National MonumentNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c "Highway Reference Online - SR-148". Utah Department of Transportation. May 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  2. ^ a b "State Road Resolutions SR-148.pdf". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  3. ^ Utah Department of Transportation. "Seasonal Road Closures". Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  4. ^ Bing Maps (Map). Microsoft Corporation. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  5. ^ "State Road Resolutions SR-143.pdf". Utah Department of Transportation.
  6. ^ "Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway (U-148) - Official Designations". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved 2009-08-13.

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