Utah State Route 25

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State Route 25

Fishlake Scenic Byway
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-108
Maintained by UDOT
Length9.995 mi[1] (16.085 km)
Existed1918 as a state highway; 1927 as SR-25–present
Major junctions
South end SR-24 at Fish Lake Junction
North endForest Service Road 319 at Fish Lake
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Utah State Highway System
SR-24 SR-26

State Route 25 (SR-25), also part of the designated Fishlake Scenic Byway, is a state highway in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Utah. SR-25 runs from the junction of SR-24 near the town of Koosharem northeast to the west shore of Fish Lake. The highway runs for 9.995 miles (16.09 km).

Route description

SR-25 approaching Fish Lake

Fishlake Scenic Byway is a route of 29.6 mi (47.6 km) that traverses mainly through the Fishlake National Forest, Utah. The byway comprises SR-25 and County Roads FAS-2554 and FAS-3268, beginning at SR-24, and running to SR-72. The byway starts at an intersection with SR-24 and immediately turns north-northeast through mountainous terrain before descending into a basin where Fish Lake is located. The route continues northeast and passes the west shore of Fish Lake, Johnson Valley Reservoir, and ending at the junction of SR-72, just nine miles northeast of the township of Loa in southeast Utah.


The road from SR-24 at Plateau Junction east to Fish Lake was added to the state highway system in 1918,[2] and numbered SR-25 by the state legislature in 1927.[3] The west end was moved south to Fish Lake Junction in 1935 as a federal aid project,[2] but the legislative description was not changed until 1953.[4] The Fishlake Scenic Byway was designated on April 9, 1990 on SR-25 between SR-24 and Johnson Valley Reservoir. The Byway was extended in August 1992 between Johnson Valley Reservoir and SR-72 to comprise the southern portion of the Gooseberry/Fremont Road Scenic Backway.

Pando, a clonal quaking aspen stand, that, according to some sources, is the oldest (80,000 years) and largest (106 acres (0.43 km2), 13,000,000 lb (5,900,000 kg)) organism on Earth, is located 1 mile (1.61 km) southwest of Fish Lake on Utah route 25.[5]

Major intersections

PiuteFish Lake Junction0.0000.000 SR-24 – Salina, LoaSouthern terminus
SevierFish Lake9.99516.085Forest Service Road 319Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "Highway Reference Online - SR-25". Utah Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ a b Utah Department of Transportation, State Route History Archived 2007-02-25 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved July 2007.
  3. ^ Utah State Legislature (1927). "Chapter 21: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. 25. From Plateau Junction to Fish Lake.
  4. ^ Utah State Legislature (1953). "Chapter 45: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. Route 25. From Fish Lake Junction on route 24 northerly to Fish Lake ranger station.
  5. ^ "Pando". USDA Forest Service. Retrieved 2022-02-09.

External links

Media related to Utah State Route 25 at Wikimedia Commons