Scenic USA - Utah

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Upper Provo River Falls

Upper Provo River Falls

Photo and Feature Article
by Bob Fagley

     The Uinta Mountains are the only east-west running range in the United States and are home to the highest peak in Utah, King's Peak, with an impressive elevation of 13,528 feet. There are numerous roads penetrating the moutains providing access to many fishing lakes and hiking trails. Utah Route 150 (the Mirror Lake Road) crosses the western end of the Uinta Range and makes a highly scenic afternoon's drive from Salt Lake City. There are numerous campgrounds and picnic areas along the way. The road crosses Bald Mountain Pass at an elevation of 10,678 feet and continues on into Wyoming, meeting Interstate 80 at Evanston. About two miles north of the pass, a short side road leads to the very scenic Mirror Lake. One arrives at the Provo River Falls about six miles west of Bald Mountain Pass. Winter snowmelt run-off greatly increased the flow in this photo taken early in June, 2008.


 

 

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