Utah State Route 96

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State Route 96

Eccles Canyon Scenic Byway
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-115
Maintained by UDOT
Length22.759 mi[1] (36.627 km)
Major junctions
South endClear Creek
Major intersections SR-264 near Clear Creek
North end US 6 near Soldier Summit
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Utah State Highway System
SR-95 SR-97

State Route 96 (SR-96) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Utah, connecting SR-264 and the town of Scofield to US-6 in a span of 22.76 miles (36.63 km). The route is part of The Energy Loop: Huntington/Eccles Canyons Scenic Byway, a National Scenic Byway.

Route description

South on SR-96 at Carbon County line, December 2016

The highway begins in the town of Clear Creek, Utah and heads north as a two-lane undivided highway. The route then reaches SR-264 and turns east on the Eccles Canyon Scenic Byway as a continuation of SR-264. Past this intersection, the road turns north-northwest and soon enters Scofield. Past Scofield, the route continues northwesterly to pass the west shore of the Scofield Reservoir. On the northwestern side of the Reservoir, SR-96 passes on the Scofield Dam and then heads north, north-northwest, and due east to terminate at US-6, south of Soldier Summit and northeast of Helper.[3]


Southeast on SR-96 entering Clear Creek, December 2016

The highway was relocated during the construction of the Scofield Dam in 1943 by the W.W. Clyde Company of Springville, Utah. During 1945, SR-96 was completed crossing the old spillway and connecting it with the dam. From the south end of the dam, it connected to the old route, continuing into Scofield.[4]

Major intersections

CarbonClear Creek0.0000.000End of Maintenance signSouthern terminus
2.9964.822 SR-264
Utah22.75936.627 US 6 – Price, ProvoNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b "Highway Reference Online - SR-96". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  2. ^ Utah State Legislature (1935). "Chapter 37: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. Route 96. From Colton on route 8 via Scofield to Clear Creek.
  3. ^ "Google Maps". Google.
  4. ^ Scofield Project – History

External links

Media related to Utah State Route 96 at Wikimedia Commons