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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Escape to the Cool Uinta Mountains

August is the month for fishing, camping, hiking and backpacking adventures in the Uinta Mountains. When it is scorching hot throughout most of Utah, the Uintas are cool and inviting. These are the highest mountains in Utah. They are heavily forested and team with wildlife. Hundreds of small lakes and streams are found here and fishing is almost always good.

Scenic Highway 150 probes the mountains and offers access to many campgrounds, trails and lakes. Opportunities range from auto touring to easy day hikes to extended backpacking trips.

Visitors need to be aware that it rains almost every day in the Uintas. And it can snow at any time, even during August. Afternoon thunderstorms are common and lightning is a serious threat. Much of the area is included in a high-elevation wilderness and hikers need good route finding skills.

These newspaper articles provide overviews of recreational possibilities:
Outdoors: Uinta Mountain adventures
Outdoors: Fishing Whiskey Island for grayling

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