The Wasatch Mountains
Located just East of a major metropolis major metropolis. The Wasatch Mountains are one of the used mountain ranges in the world.
The Wasatch mountains are beneficiaries of a light lake effect snow, making the valley a haven for skiers. The mountains also provide the water needed to make the valley a rich argricultural center...well at least it did until the valley filled up with houses.
- Salt Lake City (482 pictures) The Wasatch Mountains define the east side of the Salt Lake Valley.
- City Creek Canyon (35 pictures) City Creek Canyon drains directly into downtown Salt Lake.
- Twin Peak-Wasatch Mountains (11 pictures) Twin Peaks sit between Little and Big Cottonwood Canyon.
- Mount Timapnogos (25 pictures) Mount Timpanogas is officially part of the Unitah Moutains. It towers over American Fork in Utah Valley.
- Wasatch Boulevard (72 pictures) Wasatch Boulevard traverses the benches at the base of the Wastach Mountains.
- Lone Peak (11 pictures) Lone Peak is the southern most peak in the Salt Lake. It is a massive mountain with a numerous steep side caynons. Look carefully from the valley, you can see the famed Lone Peak Circ. It is a beautiful, but long hike.
- Mount Olympus (163 pictures) Mount Olympus is the most prominent peak viewed from downtown. The broad north face of the mountain appears as a solid cliff. From the central valley you see it is a steep slope.
- Wasatch Mountain State Park (14 pictures) Wasatch Mountain State Park is on the East Side of the Wasatch Mountains near Midway.
- 2002 SLC Games (64 pictures) The Wasatch Mountains will be one of the main attractions during the 2002 Winter Games, and will feature prominently in all the alpine events.
- Park City, Utah (165 pictures) Park City is a resort town on the East side of the Wasatch Mountains.
- Mill Creek Canyon (196 pictures) Mill Creek Canyon provides recreational access to the Wastach. You can access Mill Creek Canyon Road from Wasatch Boulevard at about 3700 South.