Utah has some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Visitors are amazed at the height and magnificence of the mountains. Residents of Utah may live in areas where they can see and enjoy the mountains on a daily basis.
The Uintas are part of those mountains which offer spectacular scenery. It is a pleasant drive from Salt Lake, Weber, or Utah Counties to the Uintas.
The Uinta Mountains are a chain of mountains in northeastern Utah. They go a short distance into northwest Colorado and into southwest Wyoming.
They are a subrange of the Rocky Mountains and are the highest range in the contiguous United States running from east to west. They are approximately 100 miles east of Salt Lake City.
The Uinta Mountain range has peaks which go from 11,000 to 13,528 feet. The highest point is Kings Peak, which is the highest point in Utah.
The name "Uinta" comes from the Ute Indian word Yoov-we-teuh, meaning "pine forest" or "pine tree".
There are many pine trees in the Uinta mountains.
The Uinta Mountains are popular for enjoying nature and for recreational activities. Travels would also find it enjoyable to visit the Uinta Mountains when making a trip to Utah.
The Uintas will soon be fully decked out in glorious Autumn colors.