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Uinta Mountains

(yo͞oĭn`tə), range of the Rocky Mts. extending c.120 mi (190 km) E from NE Utah to SW Wyoming. It rises to Kings Peak (13,528 ft/4,123 m), the highest point in Utah. The Uinta Mts. are almost totally part of national forests. Phosphates are mined there.
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The bare-topped mountain lies deep within the 456,705-acre High Uintas Wilderness, an oblong tract of mountains, valleys, lakes, and meadows, where you can lose yourself for days on end.
A good map of the area, listing trailheads, campsites, and picnic areas, is National Geographic Trails Illustrated's High Uintas Wilderness ($9.
This easy gravel pathway, part of which is wheelchair accessible, circumnavigates the lake that gave its name to the scenic highway that bisects the northwestern corner of the Uintas.
From the south side of Mirror Lake Highway, the Highline Trail dives quickly into the High Uintas Wilderness Area, leading to remote back-country lakes and picturesque high-country basins.
I'd like to sit somewhere below Kings Peak and hear a pack of wolves howl off in the distance,'' says the founder of the new High Uintas Preservation Council.
Though the idea might seem absurd to hikers accustomed to being the most dangerous animal on the trail, a growing group of wildlife biologists, ecologists and environmentalists is broaching the possibility of bringing back wolves and grizzly bears to the 460,000-acre High Uintas wilderness - Utah's largest block of roadless land.
It could happen in the Uintas or any other area with a healthy population of the deer and elk on which they feed.
Advocates contend there would be enough land for grizzlies if natural ecosystems in the Uintas along with the Bear River Range to the northwest and the Book Cliffs to the south were protected and restored.
I think of the Uintas as a songbird wilderness,'' he says.