Scenic I-70 in Utah

I-70 in southeastern Utah is a gorgeous stretch of highway that passes several cliffs, rock formations, and canyons. There are seven scenic rest areas heading eastbound and seven heading westbound where travelers can stop and admire the scenery.

Because of our late start leaving Great Basin National Park due to an unexpected flat tire, we weren’t able to enjoy the scenery heading eastbound during our drive to Arches National Park. This post should tell you about many of these rest areas, but unfortunately we could only make one stop before sunset – Sand Bench.

 

Sand Bench Rest Area

Sand Bench Rest Area is located at milepost 104. There’s one rest area each for eastbound and westbound traffic.

Sand Bench (Eastbound) in Utah

The view from Sand Bench (Eastbound)

Sand Bench (Eastbound) in Utah

Sand Bench (Eastbound)

Sand Bench (Eastbound) in Utah

Sand Bench (Eastbound)

 

Other Scenic Rest Areas

The map below shows the other scenic rest areas on I-70. For more info on all the rest areas, click here.

%d bloggers like this: