Bonanza, Utah

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Bonanza Power Plant
Bonanza Power Plant
Location in Uintah County and the state of Utah
Location in Uintah County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°01′49″N 109°11′18″W / 40.03028°N 109.18833°W / 40.03028; -109.18833Coordinates: 40°01′49″N 109°11′18″W / 40.03028°N 109.18833°W / 40.03028; -109.18833
Country United States
State Utah
County Uintah
Settled 1888
Named for Rich Gilsonite deposits
Elevation[1] 5,466 ft (1,666 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 84008
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 2584757[1]

Bonanza is a census-designated place in eastern Uintah County, Utah, United States. The name refers to a rich mineral strike.[2]

Near the community is a coal-fired power plant owned by Deseret Power Electric Cooperative. Bonanza is also in the area of the Colorado Plateau where oil drilling and extraction takes place from oil shale and other fossil fuel deposits. According to the 2010 Census, there is one person residing at this location.[3]


Bonanza was established in 1888. The basis for establishing the community was a discovery of Gilsonite, a natural asphalt substance.


Bonanza is 212 miles (341 km) southeast of Salt Lake City and is located on State Route 45.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bonanza has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[4]

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