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Utah Rest Stops

Utah Rest Stops

Utah's landscape is a canvas of rugged beauty, with its towering red rock formations, deep canyons, and expansive deserts. The rest areas scattered across the state serve as oases for travelers venturing through this picturesque yet often remote terrain. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) maintains these facilities to provide safe, clean, and comfortable stops for all motorists. Rest areas, welcome centers, and view areas all provide facilities, with some being more comprehensive than others.

Below is a guide to some key rest stops in Utah that offer not just the necessities for a break from driving but also a chance to appreciate the state's natural beauty.

Salt Flats Rest Area – Wendover

Situated near the famous Bonneville Salt Flats, this rest area off I-80 is a popular stop for those heading to or from the Nevada state line. It offers:

  • Spotless restrooms
  • Parking for all vehicle types, including trucks and RVs
  • Views of the unique salt flat landscapes

Cove Fort Rest Area – Cove Fort

Perfect for travelers visiting the Fishlake National Forest, the Cove Fort Rest Area on I-15 provides a scenic break in the journey, with amenities like:

  • Clean facilities and restrooms
  • Fuel
  • Food mart
  • Spacious parking for large vehicles, including trucks

Black Dragon Canyon Rest Area (also known as Black Dragon View) – Green River

The Black Dragon Canyon Rest Area on I-70 offers a chance to stretch your legs amidst the dramatic scenery of the canyon country. Facilities include:

  • Restrooms
  • View area
  • Designated parking for trucks and RVs
  • Nearby access to hiking trails

Brigham Welcome Center – Brigham City

This rest area is a favorite among truckers traveling along I-15 for its ample amenities, which include:

  • Clean restrooms with full ADA accessibility
  • Vending options
  • Large parking lots capable of accommodating many trucks
  • Welcome center with traveler information

Echo Canyon Rest Area – Echo

For those traversing the crossroads of I-80, the Echo Canyon Rest Area is a top choice for its convenience and range of services:

  • Modern, clean rest facilities
  • Separate truck and passenger vehicle parking
  • Picnic area
  • Views of the surrounding mountains

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