Unstable Slope (06/03/2006) An interesting view as the forest tries to reclaim an unstable slope in the Uintas.
Thousand Peak Ranch (06/20/2006) At this point on 213, the paved road turns right and heads to the Smith and Morehouse Reservoir. The dirt road under the sign follows the Weber River through 9 miles of private land to the upper Weber River trails.
Middle Fork Trailhead (06/20/2006) The trailhead of the Middle Fork of the Weber River. You can follow this trail up to the Western Ridge of the Uinta Mountains. We were on a flower finding expedition, and only went a mile or so.
Indian Paint Brush (06/20/2006) Close up of the Indian Paint Brush (Castilleja spp. of order Orobanchaceae). Note, the actual flower of the Indian Paintbrush is small. Most of the red is sepals and red leaves.
Bog Orchid (06/20/2006) Bog Orchid along SR 213 in the Uinta Mountains.
Dry Fork Trail (06/20/2006) The trailhead for the Dry Fork Trail. This trail access Fish Lake and Sand Lake in the Uinta Mountains.
Weber River (06/20/2006) The Weber River in the Uintas. The next pictures are a close up of the bush over the river.
The Uinta Mountains is the tallest mountain range in Utah. Kings Peak (13,528 ft) is the tallest mountain in the Range. The range is located in the Northeast section of the state and is about an two hour drive from Salt Lake City.
The Uintas are unique in that they runs East to West (most of the Mountain Ranges in the Americas run North South.