Scipio Park (10/02/2006) This is the main park in Scipio. It has a nice collection of playground and old shade trees. If you were duped by the `Rest Stop` exit sign, you would do better to rest here than at the convenience store. Unfortunately, parking is limited.
View from the Scipio Rest Stop (10/02/2006) People duped into the `Scipio Rest Stop` can contemplate a large pile of old tires. Hmmm, I wonder if West Nile infected mosquitos breed over yonder...
Scipio Rest Stop (10/02/2006) This table in dirt is marked at the `Public/Private Partnership Rest Stop` in Scipio, Utah.
Scipio Rest Stop (10/02/2006) This dirt is the public/private initiative rest stop in Scipio, Utah. The Valley Mountains are in the distance.
Scipio Rest Stop (10/02/2006) In the belief that Americans should be fatter, the Utah Highway Department declared that this convenience store/Dairy Queen combination is an official UDOT approved rest stop. It is a place where you can fill up the tank and fill up on carbs.
Scipio Rest Stop (10/02/2006) The green bench in dirt is an official UDOT sanctioned and approved rest stop on I15. The rest stop is in conjuction with the convenience store. The Canyon Mountains are in the distance.
Scipio Rest Stop (10/02/2006) This is the official UDOT approved Rest Stop in Scipio. I was lucky to get the unsheltered green table in dirt to myself.
The Altima (10/02/2006) My car parked at the official UDOT approved Rest Stop in Scipio.
Scipio Rest Stop (10/02/2006) The rest stop has a good view of the Canyon Mountains (There is also some parked boxes and a mosquito farm breeding in a pile of old tires.)
Utah Storm (09/23/2006) Stormy weather in central Utah on I15 South of Scipio.
Scipio Pass (09/23/2006) Storm on I15. As I recall this is near Scipio Pass in Central Utah.
Scipio is a small town (popultion 290) at the intersection of US50 and I15 in Central Utah.
It appears that the primary industry in the town is selling gas. My experience is that price of gas in Scipio is generally substantially higher than in other towns on I15. If you are going south bound on I15, you would do well to top off your tank in Provo. If you are headed northbound, you would do well to top off in Fillmore.
The reason for this gallery is that in October 2006, I was traveling on I15 and wanted to stop at a rest stop. The Utah Department of Transportation had closed the rest stops south of Scipio. UDOT had put up a big sign saying that there was a "public/private" initiative rest stop in Scipio.
Apparently, this official State sponsored and UDOT approved rest stop is a green picnic table in a dirt field.