Utah State Route 262

State Route 262 (SR-262) is a 22.605-mile-long (36.379 km) state highway completely within San Juan County in southeastern Utah. SR-262 connects U.S. Route 191 (US-191) north of Bluff to SR-162 in Montezuma Creek.

State Route 262 marker

State Route 262
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-132
Maintained by UDOT
Length22.605 mi[1] (36.379 km)
Existed1958–present
Major junctions
West end US-191 near Bluff
East end SR-162 in Montezuma Creek
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-261SR-264

Route descriptionEdit

 
SR-262 through the mountains

After its western terminus at US-191, SR-262 generally heads east until Indian Route 5099, where it turns south-southwest. Afterwards, the route turns east and then south for one last time before reaching the eastern terminus at SR-162 in Montezuma Creek.

HistoryEdit

 
SR-262's current eastern terminus as of 2004

The State Road Commission created SR-262 in 1958, running from SR-47 (now US-191) north of Bluff east and south for 20.0 miles (32.2 km) to a point in the Aneth Oil Field about a mile (1.5 km) beyond the bridge over Montezuma Creek, near the curve to the south-southwest. In 1961, the route was extended to just beyond its present end in the settlement of Montezuma Creek, where the road to Aneth (now SR-162) turns east, and in 1965 it was extended further to the Colorado state line, connecting to SH 41 across the border.[2] A road from Montezuma Creek west to US-191 at Bluff was added to the state highway system in 1986 as SR-163.[3] At the time, Utah was considering making the road part of an extension of US-163 into Colorado,[4] but plans fell through, leaving an overlap with US-191 and Route 163 near Bluff that became US-163 to the west and SR-163 to the east. To fix this issue, SR-163 was renumbered SR-162 in 2004, and the part of SR-262 east of Montezuma Creek also became SR-162.[2]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
San JuanBluff0.0000.000  US-191 – Bluff, BlandingWestern terminus
Montezuma Creek22.60536.379   SR-162 to CO 41Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State Route 262 Highway reference". Utah Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ a b Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 262". (2.26 MB), updated December 2007, accessed May 2008
  3. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 163". (14.8 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008
  4. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 666". (6.00 MB), updated December 2007, accessed May 2008, pp. 23-24


External linksEdit

  Media related to Utah State Route 262 at Wikimedia Commons