Colorado State Highway 318, US-40 to UT State Line

 

Location: SH-318 and US-40, Moffat Cty

Just as 318 begins, we’lre informed that the CR 83 swinging bridge is closed 60 miles ahead. There is a detour through Utah, which is well marked.

Location: SH-318 and US-40, Moffat Cty

Just after that, we’ll get our first SH-318 reassurance shield

Location: SH-318 and US-40, Moffat Cty

Rock Springs is the destination for this route, but is only accessible via Moffat CR 10N or Daggett Cty Utah CR 1364, both of which are dirt roads

Location: SH-318 and CR 23, Moffat Cty

Reassurance shield after the CR 23 junction

Location: SH-318 and CR 23, Moffat Cty

Just after CR 23, we’ll enter the non-town of Sunbeam

Location: SH-318 and CR 10, Moffat Cty

Reassurance shield after CR 10 as we head out of Sunbeam

Location: SH-318 and CR 75, Moffat Cty

Reassurance shield after the CR 75 junction

Location: SH-318 and CR 67, Moffat Cty

Reassurance shield after the CR 67 junction

Location: SH-318 and CR 46, Moffat Cty

Reassurance shield after CR 46 as we make our way through the middle of nowhere. It is a scenic middle of nowhere, however ,so that’s good

Location: SH-318 and CR 12, Moffat Cty

Reassurance shield after CR 12

Location: SH-318 and CR 10N, Moffat Cty

At CR 10N, turn right to head to Rock Springs, Wyo. CR 10N is a fairly good dirt county road that heads north to the state line, and then becomes paved WYO 430

Location :SH-318 and CR 10N, Moffat Cty

As 10N is the most major junction between 40 and Utah, we’ll get another notice of the CR 83 swinging bridge being closed

Location: SH-318 and CR 10N, Moffat Cty

Reassurance shield after the 10N junction

Location: SH-318 and CR 83, Moffat Cty

Reassurance shield after CR 83. After all the swinging bridge buildup, it’s surprising there was nothing at the junction. CR 83 is detoured along this road, but weirdly signs won’t show up acknowledging it until we cross into Utah

Location: SH-318 and Daggett CR 1364, Moffat Cty

A few miles later, we’ll enter Utah in perhaps the most desolate entrance to the state. The pavement ends here.

Location: Daggett CR 1364 and SH-318, Daggett Cty

Follow Route 1364 to US-191. 1364′s successor will actually hit US-191 in Wyoming, not Utah.

W to CO-64, E to CO-13