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State Route 25 (SR-25), also part of the designated Fishlake Scenic Byway, is a state highway in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Utah. SR-25 runs from the junction of SR-24 near the town of Koosharem northeast to the west shore of Fish Lake. The highway runs for 9.995 miles (16.09 km).

State Route 25 marker

State Route 25
Fishlake Scenic Byway
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-108
Maintained by UDOT
Length 9.995 mi[1] (16.085 km)
Existed 1918 as a state highway; 1927 as SR-25 – present
Major junctions
South end SR-24 at Fish Lake Junction
North end Forest Service Road 319 at Fish Lake
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-24SR-26

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Route descriptionEdit

Fishlake Scenic Byway is a route of 29.6 miles that traverses mainly through the Fishlake National Forest, Utah. The byway comprises SR-25 and County Roads FAS-2554 and FAS-3268, beginning at SR-24, and running to SR-72. The byway starts at an intersection with SR-24 and immediately turns north-northeast through mountainous terrain before descending into a basin where Fish Lake is located. The route continues northeast and passes the west shore of Fish Lake, Johnson Valley Reservoir, and ending at the junction of SR-72, just nine miles northeast of the township of Loa in southeast Utah.

Fishlake National Forest

HistoryEdit

The road from SR-24 at Plateau Junction east to Fish Lake was added to the state highway system in 1918,[2] and numbered SR-25 by the state legislature in 1927.[3] The west end was moved south to Fish Lake Junction in 1935 as a federal aid project,[2] but the legislative description was not changed until 1953.[4] The Fishlake Scenic Byway was designated on April 9, 1990 on SR-25 between SR-24 and Johnson Valley Reservoir. The Byway was extended in August 1992 between Johnson Valley Reservoir and SR-72 to comprise the southern portion of the Gooseberry/Fremont Road Scenic Backway.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
PiuteFish Lake Junction0.0000.000  SR-24 – Salina, LoaSouthern terminus
SevierFish Lake9.99516.085Forest Service Road 319Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b UDOT Highway Reference, SR-25
  2. ^ a b Utah Department of Transportation, State Route History Archived 2007-02-25 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved July 2007.
  3. ^ Utah State Legislature (1927). Chapter 21: Designation of State Roads. Session Laws of Utah. 25. From Plateau Junction to Fish Lake.
  4. ^ Utah State Legislature (1953). Chapter 45: Designation of State Roads. Session Laws of Utah. Route 25. From Fish Lake Junction on route 24 northerly to Fish Lake ranger station.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Utah State Route 25 at Wikimedia Commons