Utah State Route 10

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State Route 10

Map of Utah State Route 10
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-106
Maintained by UDOT
Length68.816 mi[1] (110.749 km)
Existed1910 as a state highway; 1920s as SR-10–present
Major junctions
South end I-70 / US 50 / SR-72 at Fremont Junction
Major intersections SR-31 in Huntington
US 6 / US 191 in Price
North end
US 6 Bus. / SR-55 in Price
CountryUnited States
CountiesSevier, Emery, Carbon
Highway system
  • Utah State Highway System
SR-9 SR-12

State Route 10 (SR-10) is a w:State Highway in the U.S. state of Utah. The highway follows a long valley in Eastern Utah between the Wasatch Plateau on the west and the San Rafael Swell on the east.

The highway serves the primary and most active coal producing region in Utah, accounting for about 2% of the coal supply of the United States[2] Several of the routes that spur from SR-10 to cross the Wasatch Plateau have been honored for their role in energy production. SR-31 has been named w:The Energy Loop as part of the National Scenic Byways program. Just off SR-10, along SR-29 is the location of the Wilberg Mine fire of 1984. According to a roadside memorial fire is the worst coal mine tragedy in Utah's history.[3] More recently the highway was mentioned in worldwide news as part of coverage of the Crandall Canyon Mine collapse of 2007.

Though the highway is not generally used for long haul traffic, the increase in coal extraction along the SR-10 corridor has caused the Utah Department of Transportation to push for funding for improvements calling it one of the most dangerous freight corridors in Utah[4] The northern portion of the highway is loosely paralleled by the Utah Railway that helps service the numerous coal mines along the highway corridor.

Route description

State Route 10 in Emery County,

The highway begins at a junction with I-70 as a continuation of SR-72. The highway follows Castle Valley,[5] a valley defined by the Wasatch Plateau and the San Rafael Swell. The road proceeds in a north east direction passing along several small coal mining communities. The highway also forms the boundary of Huntington State Park. The road terminates in Price at SR-55 which is an old routing of US-6/50 in downtown Price.[1]

The entire route has been listed as part of the National Highway System.[6]


The road from Price to Salina was added to the state highway system in 1910 in Carbon and Emery Counties and 1912 in Sevier County.[7] The State Road Commission gave it the SR-10 designation in the 1920s.[8] In 1962, the portion from Salina to near Fremont Junction was transferred to the proposed route of I-70.[7]

Major intersections

I-70 / US 50 / SR-72 south – Salina, Green River, Loa
Southern terminus
SR-57 north – Orangeville
Diamond interchange
SR-29 west – Orangeville, w:Joe's Valley Reservoir
SR-31 west – Cleveland Reservoir, Huntington Reservoir
SR-155 east – Elmo, Cleveland, Huntington State Park
SR-155 south – Elmo, Cleveland
SR-122 west – Hiawatha
Price67.913109.295 US 6 / US 191 – Salt Lake City, WellingtonInterchange
SR-55 / US 6 Bus. (100 North)
Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Highway Reference Online - SR-10". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  2. ^ "What is your state's role in coal?". American Coal Foundation.
  3. ^ "Wilberg Mine Memorial". Utah State Division of Archives and History. October 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  4. ^ Daniel B. Kuhn (2006-01-19). "PAVED SHOULDERS & PASSING LANES ON UTAH'S TWO-LANE PRIMARY FREIGHT ROUTES" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation.
  5. ^ Not the same as Castle Valley near Moab.
  6. ^ "Utah National Highway System". UDOT Data Portal. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "State Road Resolutions SR-10.pdf". Utah Department of Transportation. (6.86 MB), updated September 2007, accessed May 2008
  8. ^ Rand McNally Auto Road Atlas, 1926
  9. ^ Utah Road and Recreation Atlas (Map). 1:250000. Benchmark Maps. 2002. p. 60,68. ISBN 0-929591-74-7.

External links

Media related to Utah State Route 10 at Wikimedia Commons