Huntington/Eccles Canyons Energy Loop

 Overview

This byway provides ample opportunities for travelers to enjoy the both rich history and the rich recreation that the area has to offer. The area still maintains many of its industrial productions, such as Skyline Mine, and is situated near many historic sites from its earlier industry days – mines, railways, mining towns, coal-fired plants, and museums and ranger-stations. The byway itself winds through the Manti-La Sal National Forest, rising to about 10,000 feet. Recreation is abundant, and byway travelers also have great opportunities for camping, hiking, fishing, fly fishing, canoeing, boating, biking, horseback riding, and more. The area is breathtaking, with deep, clear blues from the pristine waters, and lush greens from the mountain-sides and forests.

86 miles / 138.3 km, Colton to Huntington

Key Attractions

  • Fairview Museum of History and Art, Fairview, UT –

  • Historic mining towns – Scofield,

  • Historic and current-day mining and energy sites – such as Skyline Mine on State Hwy 264

  • Fairview Canyon – scenic canyon, beautiful spring and fall colors, access to trails and spectacular, panoramic views that can stretch 100 miles on a clear day – runs parallel to the beautiful Huntington Creek that provides many recreational opportunities

  • Scofield Reservoir, Huntington Lake, Electric Lake, Fairview Lakes, and Joes Valley Reservoir – excellent fishing, boating (small boats), swimming, picnicking, and exploring areas – beautiful blue waters that are less frequently visited by other travelers

  • Located near the cities of Helper, Price, Wellington, and Cleveland, UT – providing opportunities to view historic mines and railroads, the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum (Price), and the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry National Natural Landmark (Cleveland)

Location

  • 93 miles south of Salt Lake City, UT

  • Located in central Utah

  • Driving the byway:

    • In Fairview, UT, take State Hwy 31 east to the junction at the top of Fairview Canyon with State Hwy 264

    • Here the byway splits to the north and to the south

      • North Fork:

        • Take State Hwy 264 east to Scofield, UT

        • Here travelers can take a small spur of the byway down to Clear Creek, or continue driving north on State Hwy 96, which ends at Hwy 6 in Colton, UT – the end of the byway

      • South Fork:

        • At the junction of State Hwy 31 and State Hwy 264, stay on State Hwy 31 – which leads mostly south

        • Continue on State Hwy 31 until the end of the byway, in Huntington, UT – about 40 miles away

Other Information

  • View map

  • Web site

  • Gas, lodging, food, shopping, restrooms, and phones are available along this byway

  • There are several established campgrounds within the Manti-La Sal National Forest, reservations can be made at recreation.gov


(This site is funded in part by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration.)