Wasatch Range


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Wasatch Range

(wô`săch), part of the Rocky Mts., extending c.250 mi (400 km) south from SE Idaho to central Utah. Mt. Timpanogos, the highest peak (12,008 ft/3,660 m), is the site of Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Many streams on the western flank of the Wasatch carry water into the fertile Salt Lake oasis, which stretches along the foothills; Utah's principal cities and most of the state's population are found there. Emigrant Canyon, a site of early Mormon activities, is a major winter resort area. Skiing has become an important industry there.

Wasatch Range

a mountain range in the W central US, in N Utah and SE Idaho. Highest peak: Mount Timpanogos, 3581 m (11 750 ft.)
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Critics of Utah's growth say there is a contradiction: While the governor says he wants growth to be guided by the free market, his $10 billion in highway construction plans are a giant government push for growth up and down the Wasatch range.
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On this sunny early-spring day, the stunning Wasatch Range and smaller snow-covered mountains surrounding the refuge reflect brilliantly in the sparkling water.
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Mount Timpanogos, anchoring the south end of the Wasatch Range, is beautiful any time of year.
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