Utah State Route 88

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State Route 88

Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-114
Maintained by UDOT
Length16.996 mi[1] (27.352 km)
Major junctions
South endOuray
North end US 40 / US 191 near Fort Duchesne
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Utah State Highway System
SR-87 US 89

State Route 88 (SR-88) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Utah, connecting Ouray to US-40/US-191.

Route description

US-40 and US-191 approaching SR-88

SR-88 begins at the south end of the Green River bridge near Ouray, within the Uintah Basin. It heads northwards, gradually climbing through the valley of that river, passing east of Pelican Lake, and onto a more rugged plateau just beyond the intersection with 4500 South (which carried SR-88 until 1969). The route's north end is at US-40/US-191 on this plateau.[2]


The state legislature defined State Route 88 in 1935, connecting Ouray to SR-6 (US-40) at Fort Duchesne.[3] State Route 209 was created in 1941, heading north from SR-88 near Leota to US-40 east of Fort Duchesne.[4] In 1969, SR-88 was realigned to follow SR-209, with the old alignment to Fort Duchesne becoming a county road.[5]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Uintah County.

Ouray0.0000.000Seep Ridge Road (south) - East Tavaputs PlateauSouthern terminus
Green River
9.98016.061East 5500 South (west) - Randlett, Fort DucheseneFormer routing of SR-88
16.99627.352 US 40 / US 191 – Fort Duchesne, Roosevelt, VernalNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "Highway Reference Online - {{{route}}}". Utah Department of Transportation. (85.8 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 (1935). "Chapter 37: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. Route 88. From Ft. Duchesne southerly to Ouray.
  4. ^ Utah State Legislature (1941). "Chapter 34". Session Laws of Utah. Route 209. From a point on route 88 approximately three miles northwesterly from Leota in Uintah County, thence northerly to intersection with route 6.
  5. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, State Route History Archived February 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, accessed July 2007

External links

Media related to Utah State Route 88 at Wikimedia Commons