Utah State Route 14

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State Route 14

Markagunt High Plateau Scenic Byway
Map of Utah State Route 14
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-107
Maintained by UDOT
Length40.995 mi[1] (65.975 km)
Existed1912 as a state highway; 1920s as SR-14–present
RestrictionsPilot car and police escorts required for wide vehicles.[2]
Major junctions
West end SR-130 in Cedar City
Major intersections SR-148 near Cedar Breaks National Monument
East end US 89 at Long Valley Junction
CountryUnited States
CountiesIron, Kane
Highway system
  • Utah State Highway System
SR-13 I-15

State Route 14 (SR-14) is a state highway in southern Utah, running for 40.995 miles (65.975 km) in Iron and Kane from Cedar City to Long Valley Junction. The highway has been designated the Markagaunt High Plateau Scenic Byway as part of the Utah Scenic Byways program.

Route description

SR-14 heading east out of Cedar City, June 2017

As the ascent up the Markagunt Plateau features steep grades and sharp curves the Utah Department of Transportation requires all vehicles over 14 feet (4.3 m) wide to have pilot car and police escorts.[2] }}</ref>

SR-14 begins at an intersection with SR-130 in central Cedar City and heads east out of the city. It then turns southeast and climbs into the Markagunt Plateau, then intersects SR-148 to Cedar Breaks National Monument and Brian Head.[1] It then continues generally southeast past Navajo Lake and through Duck Creek Village before ending at an intersection with US-89 at Long Valley Junction.


The road from SR-1 (by 1926 US-91, now SR-130) in Cedar City to SR-11 (US-89) at Long Valley Junction was added to the state highway system in 1912 and numbered SR-14 in the 1920s.[3] A branch from Cedar Breaks Junction to Cedar Breaks National Monument was added in 1927,[4] but in 1931 it was renumbered SR-55, and is now part of SR-148.[5]

On October 8, 2011, a mountainside adjacent to the highway near mile marker 8 gave way and a landslide removed about 1300 feet of roadway, closing the highway for more than seven months. The road reopened to limited traffic on May 12 and was fully opened on August 4, 2012.[6] A similar incident took place in 1989, closing the highway for months until repairs were made.

Major intersections

IronCedar City0.0000.000 SR-130 (Main Street) – MinersvilleWestern terminus
Brian Head18.17229.245
SR-148 north (Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway) – Cedar Breaks National Monument, Brian Head
Cedar Breaks National Monument
KaneLong Valley Junction40.99565.975 US 89 – Kanab, PanguitchEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Highway Reference Online - SR-14". Utah Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ a b "Secondary Highways with Additional Restrictions" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation - Motor Carrier Division. April 20, 2020. Archived from the original on April 10, 2009.
  3. ^ State Road Commission, Utah State Trunk Lines, 1923
  4. ^ Utah State Legislature (1927). "Chapter 21: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. 14. From Cedar City southeasterly via Coal Creek canyon and Summit to Long Valley Junction; also from Summit to Cedar Breaks.
  5. ^ Utah State Legislature (1931). "Chapter 55: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. (55) From Cedar Breaks junction on route 14 to Cedar Breaks.
  6. ^ "Restore S.R. 14—A UDOT Project". www.udot.utah.gov. Archived from the original on 2012-04-17.

External links

Media related to Utah State Route 14 at Wikimedia Commons