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.
|Maintained by UDOT|
|Length||22.605 mi (36.379 km)|
|West end||US-191 near Bluff|
|East end||SR-162 in Montezuma Creek|
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.
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. A road from Montezuma Creek west to US-191 at Bluff was added to the state highway system in 1986 as SR-163. At the time, Utah was considering making the road part of an extension of US-163 into Colorado, 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.
|San Juan||Bluff||0.000||0.000||US-191 – Bluff, Blanding||Western terminus|
|Montezuma Creek||22.605||36.379||SR-162 to CO 41||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- "State Route 262 Highway reference". Utah Department of Transportation.
- Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 262". (2.26 MB), updated December 2007, accessed May 2008
- Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 163". (14.8 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008
- Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 666". (6.00 MB), updated December 2007, accessed May 2008, pp. 23-24
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