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UINTA NATIONAL FOREST
Consisting of units in north-central Utah, Uinta National Forest includes lofty peaks and high desert, basins with lakes, deep canyons and cliffs, valleys and foothills, streams with waterfalls. Among the notable mountains here are 11,877-foot Mount Nebo and 11,750-foot Mount Timpanogos.
Vegetation ranges from sagebrush to alpine tundra, and there are spruce and fir forests, along with aspen, oak, and maple. Wildlife includes elk, moose, mule deer, black bear, mountain goat, and cougar.
This National Forest has three designated wilderness areas: the 28,000-acre Mount Nebo Wilderness, about 21,000 acres of the 30,000-acre Lone Peak Wilderness, and the 10,750-acre Mount Timpanogos Wilderness,
Activities: More than 500 miles of trails are available for hiking and backpacking, including a 65-mile section of the new Great Western Trail (see entry page 278). Difficulty ranges from easy to strenuous. Some of the trails receive heavy use.
Horseback riding is allowed on most trails. Mountain biking is possible outside of wilderness areas. Some trails are designated for cross-country skiing during winter. Fishing is found along lakes and streams. Hunting is permitted in season.
Camping Regulations: Camping and campfires are freely allowed throughout the National Forest, except near public use areas or where posted otherwise. No permits are required.
For Further Information: Uinta National Forest, P.O. Box 1428, Provo, UT 84603; (801)377-5780.
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