Scipio, Utah

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Scipio Food and FuelScipio Food and Fuel (10/02/2006) One of the older gas stations in Scipio, Utah. This station was not declared a `Rest Stop` and appears to be languishing.

Prehistoric Gas StationPrehistoric Gas Station (10/02/2006) An old gas station / garage in downtown Scipio, Utah.

Scipio, UtahScipio, Utah (10/02/2006) This picture shows downtown Scipio, Utah which consists of the now closed Shade Tree restaurant and an old gas station.

Old BarnOld Barn (10/02/2006) An old barn in Scipio, Utah.

Pioneer HousePioneer House (10/02/2006) A classical pioneer abode in downtown Scipio, Utah.

Antique StoreAntique Store (10/02/2006) An antique store seems to be the primary business of downtown Scipio, Utah.

LOF GlassLOF Glass (10/02/2006) Building in downtown Scipio, Utah.

Senior CenterSenior Center (10/02/2006) A senior center in Scipio, Utah.

Scipio ParkScipio 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 StopView 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...

Canyon MountainsCanyon Mountains (10/02/2006) Canyon Mountains seen from Scipio, Utah.

Scipio Rest StopScipio Rest Stop (10/02/2006) This table in dirt is marked at the `Public/Private Partnership Rest Stop` in Scipio, Utah.

Scipio Rest StopScipio 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 StopScipio 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 StopScipio 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 StopScipio 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 AltimaThe Altima (10/02/2006) My car parked at the official UDOT approved Rest Stop in Scipio.

Scipio Rest StopScipio 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.)

Canyon MountainsCanyon Mountains (10/02/2006) The Canyon Mountains viewed from Scipio.

The Canyon MountainsThe Canyon Mountains (10/02/2006)

Utah StormUtah Storm (09/23/2006) Stormy weather in central Utah on I15 South of Scipio.

Scipio PassScipio Pass (09/23/2006) Storm on I15. As I recall this is near Scipio Pass in Central Utah.

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Scipio, 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.

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Context: Towns-Utah

Interstate 15 (87 pictures) Scipio is on I15 in Central Utah. My experience is that gas in Scipio is substantially higher than other towns on I15. It is best to fill up in Beaver or in Provo.

Interstate 70 (51 pictures) US 50 runs from Scipio on I15 to Salina on I70.

Utah State (53 pictures) Pictures of places in Utah.

Fillmore (52 pictures) Fillmore is South of Scipion on I15. My experience is that gas in Fillmore is a better price! Fillmore is a historic town boasting the Territorial State House.


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