High Uintas Wilderness
|High Uintas Wilderness|
Naturalist Basin, in the High Uintas Wilderness
|Location||Duchesne / Summit counties, Utah, USA|
|Nearest city||Kamas, Utah|
|Area||456,705 acres (1,848 km2)|
|Established||September 18, 1984|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
The High Uintas Wilderness // is a wilderness area located in northeastern Utah, United States. The wilderness covers the Uinta Mountains, encompassing parts of Duchesne and Summit counties. Designated as a wilderness in 1984, the area is located within parts of Ashley National Forest and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The highest peak in Utah, Kings Peak, lies within the wilderness area along with some of Utah's highest peaks, particularly those over 13,000 feet.
Mirror Lake Highway is closed in the winter, usually opening annually near Memorial Day. Winter access is allowed for snowmobiling (though snowmobiling is not allowed within the Wilderness Area), cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
In popular culture
Despite being filmed in Canada, the area is specifically referred to in, and the setting for most of, the 2017 film The Mountain Between Us.
- Ashley National Forest
- Uinta Highline Trail
- List of U.S. Wilderness Areas
- National Wilderness Preservation System
- Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
- Wilderness Act
- Lynna P. Howard, Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide (Westcliffe Publishers, 2005) ISBN 1-56579-388-9
- Bill Cunningham & Polly Burke, Wild Utah: A Guide to 45 Roadless Recreation Areas (Falcon Publishing, 1998) ISBN 1-56044-616-1
- Jeffrey Probst & Brad Probst, High Uintas Backcountry: A Guide and Trip Planner (Outland Publishing, 1996) ISBN 0-9655871-2-6
- Mel Davis & John Veranth, High Uinta Trails (Wasatch Publishers, 1993) ISBN 0-915272-37-7
- Philip L. Fradkin, Sagebrush Country: Land and the American West (The University of Arizona Press, 1989) ISBN 0-8165-1236-1
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- "High Uintas Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2009-01-30.