Torrey-Boulder Road – Garfield County UT

Description

The Torrey-Boulder Road is one of three roads into Boulder, Utah in Garfield County. Before they were built, Boulder was a completely isolated settlement.

The three roads are: Hells Backbone road – northwest from Boulder; Escalante-Boulder road, also called the “Million Dollar Highway’;”  Torrey-Boulder Road – north from Boulder.

It is certain that Hell’s Backbone and the Escalante roads were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).  It appears that the Torrey-Boulder road was also started by the CCC, but more information is lacking.

The Torrey-Boulder road is now part of Highway 12.  It goes over a 9,000 foot pass and through aspen forests.

Source notes

Project originally submitted by Richard A Walker on August 27, 2016.

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Location Info


Torrey-Boulder Road
Boulder , UT

Coordinates: 37.8395, -111.42141

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