Uinta Mountains



NileGuide Expert Says:

The best escape from Salt Lake's summer heat

Address:

Uinta Mountains, Utah, USA

Strenuousness:

Active

NileGuide Expert tip:

You'll have to wait until July to access this tall, snowy range.

Description:

The Uinta Mountains, about 45 miles northeast of Salt Lake City, are the state's tallest mountain range. One of the only east-west running ranges in all of North America, these mountains are quite a unique geological phenomenon on that continent. Pocked by uncounted lakes, this alpine setting is ideal for cool summer hiking, fishing, and rock climbing – but beware the afternoon thunderstorms that hit like clockwork.

Coming from Salt Lake City, the town of Kamas will be your gateway to this range; be sure to fuel up your car (and body!) before heading east and up into this range.

The Mirror Lake Highway, which cuts a crescent into the range's northwestern corner, is one of the most beautiful roadways in all of Utah.

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