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Utah State Route 95, Blanding

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State Route 95 or Bicentennial Highway is a state highway located in the southeast of the U.S. state of Utah. The highway is an access road for tourism in Lake Powell and does not serve any cities, except for the small town of Hanksville at its western terminus. Although the highway has existed since the 1930s as a primitive dirt road, it received its name as its dedication as a paved state highway coincided with the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976. The highway forms part of the Trail of the Ancients National Scenic Byway.
It runs 121mi west from the junction of U.S. Route 191 (4.3 miles south of the town of Blanding), to the junction of SR-24 in the town of Hanksville. It crosses Cottonwood Wash just west of the US-191 junction; follows and crosses White Canyon; and crosses the Colorado River and the northeast end of Lake Powell at Hite Crossing Bridge, near the confluence of the Dirty Devil River, which it crosses just two miles (3 km) later.
29mi west of the US-191 junction it meets State Route 261, 2mi west of there State Route 275 spurs off to the northwest to Natural Bridges National Monument, and it intersects with State Route 276 twice, on either side of Lake Powell.
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  • This is a great scenic road and you will have many spots to stop and take some photographs. The road is well maintained and the speedlimit is 65.  more »
  • This can be a long trip if one stops at all the places where great photos can be taken. It isn't that long a drive from Blanding to Hanksville (126 miles), and the speed limits are fast enough (65...  more »

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