Torrey-Boulder Road - Boulder UT
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.
Project originally submitted by Richard A Walker on August 27, 2016.
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