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This view of Kings Peak and the Henry's Fork Basin shows the cliff bands and basins typical throughout the Uintas.

The Uinta Mountains are a high chain of mountains in northeastern Utah in the United States. A subrange of the Rocky Mountains, they are unusual for running east to west, and lie approximately 100 mi (160 km) east of Salt Lake City. The peaks range in height from 12,000-13,500 ft (3,700-4,100 m), with the highest being Kings Peak at 13,528 ft (4,124 m), the highest point in Utah. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1051 KB) Summary Looking south toward Kings Peak from above the Henrys Fork Basin. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1051 KB) Summary Looking south toward Kings Peak from above the Henrys Fork Basin. ... Kings Peak is the highest peak in Utah. ... A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... Moraine Lake, and the Valley of the Ten Peaks, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada View of the Rocky Mountains as depicted on the Colorado state quarter The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Crossroads of the West Location Location of Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah Coordinates , Government County Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson Geographical characteristics Area     City 285. ... Kings Peak is the highest peak in Utah. ...


Formed by the Uinta Mountains uplift and consisting primarily of quartzite and slate, many of the peaks are ringed with bands of cliffs, rising to broad or flat tops. In between the summits and ridgelines are wide level basins, with some 500 small lakes. Quartzite Quartzite is a hard, metamorphic rock which was originally sandstone. ... Slate Slate is a fine-grained, homogeneous, metamorphic rock derived from an original sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low grade regional metamorphism. ...


The south and east sides of the range are largely within the Colorado River watershed. The Green River, the principal tributary of the Colorado, flows in a tight arc around the eastern side of the range. The Bear and Weber Rivers, the two largest tributaries of Great Salt Lake, rise on the northern side of the range. The Provo River, the largest tributary to Utah Lake, rises in the southern side of the range. Utah Lake itself drains via the Jordan River into Great Salt Lake: thus, Great Salt Lake receives a majority of its water from the Uinta Range. Large portions of the mountain range receive over 500 in (1,250 cm) of snow and 60 in (150 cm) of precipitation annually. The high Uintas are snowcapped year-round except for late July through early September. Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1,450 mi (2,333 km) long, draining a part of the arid regions on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. ... The Green River, a tributary of the Colorado, is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States. ... The Bear River is a river, approximately 350 mi (563 km) long in southwestern Wyoming, southeastern Idaho, and northern United States. ... Weber River, c. ... Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. State of Utah, is the fourth largest terminal lake in the world,[1] and the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere. ... Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Utah Lake and Utah Valley Utah Lake is Utahs , and it is one of the largest naturally occurring fresh-water lakes in the western United States. ... The Jordan River is a river in Utah in the United States. ...


Nearly the entire range lies within Wasatch-Cache National Forest (on the north and west) and Ashley National Forest (on the south and east). The highest peaks of the range are protected as part of the High Uintas Wilderness. Wasatch-Cache National Forest is a national forest located in Utah. ... Ashley National Forest is a national forest located in Utah. ... The High Uintas Wilderness preserves the wild core of the massive Uinta mountain range. ...


The Uintas are home to Camp Steiner, the highest boy scout camp in the United States at 10,400 feet. The camp is near mile marker 33 of the Mirror Lake Highway (also called Highway 150). Scouting in Utah has a long history, from the 1910s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live. ...


References

  • Mel Davis, High Uinta Trails (Salt Lake City: Wasatch Publishers, 1974)
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Cities | Counties | Flag | Flower | Governors | Portal | Song Image File history File links Flag_of_Utah. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... Alpine Alta Altamont Alton Amalga American Fork Annabella Antimony Aurora Ballard Bear River City Beaver Bicknell Big Water Blanding Bluffdale Boulder Bountiful Brian Head Brigham City Cannonville Canyon Rim Castle Dale Castle Valley Cedar City Cedar Fort Cedar Hills Centerfield Centerville Charleston Circleville Clarkston Clawson Clearfield Cleveland Clinton Coalville Corinne... This is a list of counties in Utah. ... Categories: Stub | U.S. state flags ... Genera Calochortus Cardiocrinum Clintonia Erythronium Fritillaria Gagea Korolkowia Lilium Lloydia Nomocharis Notholirion Scoliopus Streptopus Tricyrtis Tulipa The Liliaceae, or the Lily Family, is an important family of monocotyledons that includes a great number of ornamental flowers as well as several important agricultural crops; the onion has traditionally been classified here... List of Utah Governors Heber M. Wells Republican 1896-1905 John C. Cutler Republican 1905-1909 William Spry Republican 1909-1917 Simon Bamberger Democrat 1917-1921 Charles R. Mabey Republican 1921-1925 George H. Dern Democrat 1925-1933 Henry H. Blood Democrat 1933-1941 Herbert B. Maw Democrat 1941-1949... Utah, This is the Place is the state song of Utah. ...

Capital

Salt Lake City Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Crossroads of the West Location Location of Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah Coordinates , Government County Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson Geographical characteristics Area     City 285. ...

Regions

Cache Valley | Dixie | Great Salt Lake | Great Salt Lake Desert | Mojave Desert | Uinta Mountains | Wasatch Back | Wasatch Front | Wasatch Range This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Cache Valley is a broad arid agricultural valley in northern Utah and southern Idaho in the United States. ... Dixie is the nickname for southwestern Utah. ... Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. State of Utah, is the fourth largest terminal lake in the world,[1] and the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere. ... The Great Salt Lake Desert is a large playa in northern Utah, located west of the Great Salt Lake. ... Looking across from Emigrant Pass towards the Kingston Range in the eastern Mojave. ... The Wasatch Back is an area in the U.S. state of Utah located east of the Wasatch Front. ... The Wasatch Range has prevented the Wasatch Front from expanding eastward. ... Wasatch Mountains from space. ...

Largest
Cities

American Fork | Bountiful | Clearfield | Cottonwood Heights | Draper | Layton | Lehi | Logan | Midvale | Murray | Pleasant Grove | Ogden | Orem | Provo | Riverton | Roy | Spanish Fork | Salt Lake City | St. George | Sandy | South Jordan | Taylorsville | Tooele | West Jordan | West Valley City Alpine Alta Altamont Alton Amalga American Fork Annabella Antimony Aurora Ballard Bear River City Beaver Bicknell Big Water Blanding Bluffdale Boulder Bountiful Brian Head Brigham City Cannonville Canyon Rim Castle Dale Castle Valley Cedar City Cedar Fort Cedar Hills Centerfield Centerville Charleston Circleville Clarkston Clawson Clearfield Cleveland Clinton Coalville Corinne... American Fork is a city located in Utah County, Utah, USA, at the foot of Mount Timpanogos in the Wasatch Range. ... Bountiful is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Clearfield is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Cottonwood Heights is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah along the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley. ... Draper is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Layton is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Lehi is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ... The Logan Utah LDS Temple. ... Midvale is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Murray is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Pleasant Grove is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown John Moses Browning (January 21, 1855 – November 26, 1926), born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of weapons which were used in the U.S. military for decades in the 20th century. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state in Utah County. ... Map showing Provo, Utah Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Riverton is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Roy is a city located in Weber County, Utah. ... Spanish Fork is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Crossroads of the West Location Location of Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah Coordinates , Government County Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson Geographical characteristics Area     City 285. ... Palm Trees dot the landscape of St. ... A view of the Wasatch Mountains from a Sandy neighborhood. ... South Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Taylorsville is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Tooele is a city located in Tooele County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Jordan Landing West Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah and part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. ... West Valley City is a city located in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. ...

Counties

Beaver | Box Elder | Cache | Carbon | Daggett | Davis | Duchesne | Emery | Garfield | Grand | Iron | Juab | Kane | Millard | Morgan | Piute | Rich | Salt Lake | San Juan | Sanpete | Sevier | Summit | Tooele | Uintah | Utah | Wasatch | Washington | Wayne | Weber This is a list of the counties of Utah by population as of 2005, according to the 2004 Census estimates taken by the United States Census Bureau. ... Beaver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Box Elder County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Cache County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, comprising the Cache Valley, up to the Idaho border, and the surrounding mountains. ... Carbon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Daggett County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Duchesne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Emery County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Garfield County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Grand County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Iron County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Juab County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Kane County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Millard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Piute County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Rich County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... San Juan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Sanpete County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Sevier County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Summit County is a county located in the state of Utah, occupying a rugged and mountainous area. ... Tooele County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Uintah County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Wasatch County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Weber County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, occupying a stretch of the Wasatch Front, part of the eastern shores of Great Salt Lake, and much of the rugged Wasatch Mountains. ...


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Uinta Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (311 words)
The Uinta Mountains are a high chain of mountains in northeastern Utah in the United States.
Formed by the Uinta Mountains uplift and consisting primarily of quartzite and slate, many of the peaks are ringed with bands of cliffs, rising to broad or flat tops.
The high Uintas are snowcapped year-round except for late July through early September.
Utah History Encyclopedia (1668 words)
The Uinta Basin and Mountains are located in the northeast corner of the state and are part of a larger physiographic area known as the Colorado Plateau Province.
The Uinta Mountains, a folded and faulted anticlinorium (a succession of geological anticlines and synclines), are 150 miles long and are oriented in an east-west direction; they extend from Heber Valley on the west to Cross Mountain in Colorado to the east.
The Uinta Basin and Mountains possess an abundance of prehistoric remnants.
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