RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-16-2020, 10:58 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 455
HW 191 from I-80 to Vernal Utah

Has anyone driven Highway 191 from Purple Sage Wyoming I-80 to Vernal Utah?

I was wondering what kind grades I was looking at. Gonna be about mid afternoon on Saturday I will be passing through there.


I see on Google Maps there are quite a few switch backs at 20-25 mph.
tyler811 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2020, 06:25 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,037
HW 191 from I-80 to Vernal Utah

The switch backs are easy. Just a lot of of them, like 12 if I remember right. There is a long up hill from the reservoir back up to the high country. The Red Canyon Overlook is worth a slight detour. Vernal is a great little town.
__________________

2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
2010 F250 4X4 5.4L 3.73 LS
EQUALIZER E4 1200/12000
lbrjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2020, 09:28 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 74
We have travelled that route several times and also the state route on the West side of Flaming Gorge. At any time, the road surface on one may be better than the other. The route into Vernal is the same whether you go East or West around Flaming Gorge. Our last trip on that route was about 5 years ago so can not advise on current road conditions.

The 10 mile or so decent into Vernal from the North has some grades in the 8% range. I seem to remember some 15MPH switchbacks. The first time I did it I overheated the trailer breaks just as we reached the bottom of the grade. On subsequent trips, I geared down early, even using 1st gear at times with good results.
Trailer traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
utah

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:46 AM.