r The highest road that is paved in Utah is the Mirror Lake Highway, Utah 150, which crosses Bald Mountain Pass, 10,715 above sea level. The highest paved road along the Wasatch Front is the Mount Nebo Loop Road that climbs to 9,353 feet above sea level at the Monument Trail Head.
The highest gravel road is Forest Service Road 123 in the Fishlike National Forest at High Ridge between Marysvale and Beaver, Utah that reaches an elevation of 11,500 feet above sea level.
A couple of weeks ago we drove two hours south of Utah County to visit the Fremont Indian State Park and Museum and then crossed south of I-70 to venture into the Tushar Mountains of Fishlake National Forest.
Twelve miles down Forest Service Road 113 we came to the silver King Mine which was established by Spanish Fork resident Brigham Daniel Darger. It was a working gold mine and home to his wife and 10 children.
We Continued south until we connected with Forest Service Road 123 that took us to the summit of High Ridge. The roads were all typical dirt and gravel forest service roads. The road was not challenging, but was a scenic and twisty road that kept our attention. This was classic alpine country, complete with light rain and fog at the top of the pass the day we drove it.
The road did get muddy, and I was thankful for four-wheel drive. We ended up in Beaver on I-70 for the trip back home and the end of another wonderful day of discovery.