Lapoint is an unincorporated community in western Uintah County, Utah, United States.
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau
The community lies along State Route 121, just inside the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation, and west of the city of Vernal (the county seat of Uintah County}. Deep Creek, a tributary of the Uinta River flow southwest through Lapoint. The community's elevation is 5,568 feet (1,697 m). Although Lapoint is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84039.
Originally named Taft in honor of William Howard Taft, its name was changed to Lapoint since it lies on a southward-jutting spur or "point" of the Uinta Mountains.
According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lapoint has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.
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