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Utah State Route 24
The highway both starts and ends at Interstate 70 taking a 160 mile scenic route between the Fishlake and Dixie National Forests then through Capitol Reef National Park, along the eastern side of the San Rafael Reef passing Goblin Valley State Park and meeting I70 again near Green River. Along the way it passes through the small towns of Loa, Lyman, Bicknell, Torrey and Hanksville. The highway traverses an ever drier series of scenic areas starting in the west with the high, forested, mountains of Fishlake National Forest then the red cliffs of the Bicknell, Torrey area before winding through the spectacular Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef N.P. to the much drier "moonscape" near Hanksville. The north easterly section past the San Rafael Reef is open desert with distant views of the Henry and La Sal Mountains .
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