Uinta Mountains

51 Pictures: 1-20 , 20-40 , 40-51

Unstable SlopeUnstable Slope (06/03/2006) An interesting view as the forest tries to reclaim an unstable slope in the Uintas.

Thousand Peak RanchThousand 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 TrailheadMiddle 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 BrushIndian 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 OrchidBog Orchid (06/20/2006) Bog Orchid along SR 213 in the Uinta Mountains.

Dry Fork TrailDry 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 RiverWeber River (06/20/2006) The Weber River in the Uintas. The next pictures are a close up of the bush over the river.

Weber River ValleyWeber River Valley (06/20/2006) The Weber River Valley in the Uinta Mountains.

Weber River ValleyWeber River Valley (06/20/2006) The Weber River Valley on the western slopes of the Uinta Mountains.

Weber River ValleyWeber River Valley (06/20/2006) The Weber River Valley in the Uinta Mountains.

Silky ScorpionweedSilky Scorpionweed (06/20/2006) Silky Scorpionweed (Phacelia sericea) growing along SR213 in the Weber River Valley.

Smith and Morehouse LakeSmith and Morehouse Lake (06/20/2006) Smith and Morehouse Reservoir in the Uinta Mountains.

Ledgefork CampgroundLedgefork Campground (06/20/2006) This field at Ledgefork Campground is a good place for flower hunting.

Smith and Morehouse TrailSmith and Morehouse Trail (06/20/2006) A bridge on the Smith and Morehouse trail just above the Ledgefork Campground.

Rocky TrailRocky Trail (06/20/2006) Mountain bikes have stripped the dirt layer from the Smith and Morehouse Trail ... making for a bumpy ride.

Smith and MorehouseSmith and Morehouse (06/20/2006) Smith and Morehouse Creek leading into Smith and Morehouse Lake in the Uinta Mountains.

Smith and MorehouseSmith and Morehouse (06/20/2006) Smith and Morehouse in the Uinta Mountains.

Boat LaunchingBoat Launching (06/20/2006) A group prepares to launch their boat on the Smith and Morehouse Lake in the Uinta Mountains.

Be PreparedBe Prepared (06/20/2006) Mountain cyclist should be prepared for stream crossings. Note this cyclist has kayak paddles and a life jacket along with his bike. It is better safe than sorry.

Weber ValleyWeber Valley (06/20/2006) These people have a nice Spread in the Weber River Valley. This picture was taken from the Smith and Morehouse Road about a mile from SR213

51 Pictures: 1-20 , 20-40 , 40-51

The Uinta Mountains

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.

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Context: Mountains

Mirror Lake Highway (167 pictures) The Mirror Lake Highway (State 150) runs between Kamas, Utah and Evanston, Wyoming.

The Wasatch Mountains (127 pictures) The Wasatch Mountains are to the West of the Uintas.

Utah State (49 pictures) The Uintas are the roof (the tallest mountain range) in Utah.

Provo River (107 pictures) The headwaters of the Provo River are in the High Uintas. This River runs west then drains into Utah Lake.

Heber City (74 pictures) The Heber Valley is to the West of the Uintas.

Weber River (91 pictures) The Weber River drains the northwest reaches of the Uinta mountains then drains into the Great Salt Lake near Ogden

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