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High Uintas Wilderness
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
Location Duchesne / Summit counties, Utah, USA
Nearest city Kamas, UT
Coordinates 40°44′18″N 110°29′49″W / 40.7382776°N 110.4968294°W / 40.7382776; -110.4968294Coordinates: 40°44′18″N 110°29′49″W / 40.7382776°N 110.4968294°W / 40.7382776; -110.4968294 [1]
Area 456,705 acres (1,848 km2) [2]
Established September 18, 1984
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The High Uintas Wilderness (pronounced /juːˈɪntəz/) is a protected wilderness area located in northeastern Utah covering the Uinta Mountains, encompassing parts of Duchesne and Summit counties. Designated as a protected site in 1984, the property is located within parts of Ashley National Forest and Wasatch National Forest, and managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The highest peak in Utah, Kings Peak, is within the wilderness area as well as others of Utah's highest peaks, particularly those over 13,000 feet.


Further reading

  • 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

See also

Naturalist Basin, in the High Uintas Wilderness


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