Have you ever driven down a road for awhile and then realized it was not the road you thought it was? What a pain! Sometimes you need to backtrack a long way. When this happens, you might wish that a sign like this would have been posted early along the route.
“On a recent jaunt through Utah to visit most of the National Parks in the state we stayed a few days in Panguitch, Utah, near Bryce Canyon. Highway 89, which goes south through the town, makes a 90 degree turn east at the one major intersection.
“However the street, and later the road, continues south as another route, and soon climbs steeply into the hills as a twisty road to eventually come to Cedar Breaks and a ski area at an elevation of about 10,000 feet.
“Apparently a lot of people miss the turn in town and end up on this road instead. If you are driving an RV (or transport truck) this could cause a great difficulty as there are hardly any places to turn around until you reach the top and the going is steep and difficult for all but smaller vehicles.”
As a result, he says, just outside of town shortly before this road starts its climb, this sign is posted. Adjacent to it is a large gravel turnaround area so RVers and truckers can reverse and get back on the right road.
HAVE YOU EVER driven the “wrong” road and ended up way out of your way? Please leave a comment.
This article originally appeared in an earlier version of this website in 2012.