May / June 2022 Vacation Day 9 · · PAGE 24.
May 31, 2022: The ride north
toward Salt Lake City has a change in landscape north of Price, Utah.
Mountains will dominate the road ahead.
The north end of the Price River Valley is just ahead. The highway
will start the ascent to cross this mountain range.
The last of the level ground is just under 6,000 feet above sea level
(MSL) as the highway begins the long climb ahead.
US 191 heads to the northeast from this junction. US 6 continues
North toward Salt Lake City. Two railroad tracks also begin climbing the
The image below shows a railroad bridge at the bottom right corner where
the Price River passes under the railroad tracks. The river remains
against the road going down stream toward the valley behind us as we are now 200
feet above the valley.
The road here is over 7,000 feet MSL with the river running between the
road and the railroad.
The Utah DOT has erected this elevation sign indicating 7,477 feet on US 6
as the highest point before descending into the valley where Salt Lake City is
The downhill run is all about keeping the speed down as gravity does its
part to improve our gas mileage. The elevation here is 6,480 feet and
Down to 5,378 feet and the road is getting better as we are going west
This is out of the mountains where the ground elevation is about 4,784
feet MSL which happens to be the HIGHEST POINT in my home state of Georgia. This is the Spanish Fork area south of SLC.
I bought fuel at this Wal-Mart Neighborhood gas station located at 898 S
2550 East street on US 6. It took 9.706 gallons to fill the tank at 6:17
PM. The last fuel we put in the car early this morning was in Cortez,
Colorado as we headed north at 10:54 AM. We crossed part of the Wasatch
Interstate 15 and US 6 go south from here. I-15 North will take us
up toward the SLC Airport close to our motel for tonight.
Our route on I-15 took us up to the point were I-80 heads west to the Salt
Lake City airport for tonight.
Exit 114 and two blocks north is Wiley Post Drive where a LEFT TURN will
lead to our hotel for tonight.
Here is our hotel for tonight booked via Bring Fido for a pet-friendly
night at this La Quinta Inn.
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