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Tour Uinta National Forest

Central Utah Vacation Resort Guide by MainTour
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Central Utah hosts many great outdoor wilderness adventures and ski vacation resorts


Adventure Overview Vacation Resorts - Uinta National Forest

Uinta National Forest
88 West 100 North, PO Box 1428, Provo UT 84601; (801) 342-5100; Forest Website;
Popular recreational activities here include camping, hiking, horseback riding, fishing motorboating, hunting, mountain biking and wintersports. Motorized ATV's and Snowmobiles are allowed only on designated trails. It also includes three unspoiled wilderness areas - Lone Peak, Mount Nebo and Mount Timpanogas.

  • Spanish Fork Ranger District
  • Heber Ranger District
  • Pleasant Grove Ranger District

    Timpanogas Cave National Monument

    National Park Rangers guide visitors on hour-long, interpretative tours through the caves. Closed Oct-April.

    Snowmobile Trails
    The Uinta National Forest has many designated snowmobile routes however, just like ATV's, snowmobiles are only allowed on designated routes and areas.

    Deer Creek State Park
    Deer Creek State Park lies in the southwest corner of beautiful Heber Valley and consistently provides some of Utah's finest year-round fishing. Predictable canyon winds make Deer Creek extremely popular for boating, wind surfing, sunbathing, swimming and sailboating.

    • Sundance Resort
      North Fork Provo Canyon, Provo, UT, 84604
      The heart of Sundance is the Sundance Village, complete with 95 guest cottage rooms, mountain homes, restaurants, an artisan center, and conference facilities tucked into the surrounding forest. Sundance is a year-round mountain community on 6,000 acres at the base of the 12,000-foot Mount Timpanogos in the north fork of Provo Canyon. The complex has restaurants, ski equipment rentals, and a full-service spa.

      Provo Holiday Inn
      1460 S. University Ave., Provo, UT 84601 US;
      78 beautifully appointed guest rooms are equipped with electronic key access, iron/ironing boards, coffeemakers, work stations with telephones, data ports, voicemail and wake-up service. Dine at the Ruby River Steak House Restaurant and Lounge located inside the hotel.

      Provo Marriott Hotel Resort
      101 West 100 North, Provo, UT 84601 US
      Enjoy the Comfort of One of Our 331 Guest Rooms, Each Equipped With a Remote-Control Tv, Phones With Voice Mail, and Multiple Data Ports. Start Your Day With a Complimentary Newspaper and Morning Coffee in Your Room. Or Sample the Many Tasteful Options We Offer in Our Restaurant and Lounges. Experience a Refreshing Change of Pace in Our Outdoor or Indoor Pool and Fitness Center.

      Provo Residence Inn
      252 West 2230 North, Provo, UT 84604 US
      Residence Inn by Marriott is designed to make you feel at home for a day, a week, a month or more. Our suites give you fifty percent more space than most traditional hotel rooms. The Residence Inn Provo is located one mile from Brigham Young University and the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and two miles from downtown. Complimentary transportation is provided to and from local attractions, businesses and the Provo Airport. * All suites feature free high speed Internet access with wireless service available in meeting space and public areas of the hotel


    Adventure Overview Tour Uinta NF Wilderness Areas

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      Wilderness areas are generally over 5,000 acres in size and may contain ecological, geological, or other features of scientific, educational, scenic, or historical value. Wilderness is defined as a portion of land set aside by an Act of Congress that will remain unspoiled for future generations.

      Lone Peak Wilderness Area
      31,165 acres (20,829 acres on the Uinta NF, 10,336 acres on the Wasatch-Cache NF). This area contains very rugged terrain with narrow canyons and high peaks, including the Little Matterhorn at 11,326 feet and Lone Peak at 11,253 feet. Snow often remains on these alpine peaks until midsummer.

      Mount Nebo Wilderness Area
      This 27,010-acre reserve contains Mount Nebo (11,877 elev) the highest point in the Wasatch Range. Devil's Kitchen Geologic Site, a unique sandstone outcrop is adjacent to the eastern wilderness boundary.

      Mount Timpanogas Wilderness Area
      Abundant rugged terrain with waterfalls and summer wildflowers are found here. The summit of Mount Timpanogos is 11,753 feet and is very popular hiking trail. The summit is accessed by two trailheads: Timpooneke and Aspen Grove.

      High Uintas Wilderness
      High wilderness country that includes 276,157 acres of the Ashley National Forest and 180,530 acres of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. (Not part of Uinta N.F.) Elevations range from 6,000 feet to over 13,500 feet.

      Wildlife
      Bobcats, mule deer, elk, and moose are commonly seen; black bears and mountain lions exist but are seldom seen because of their elusive nature.
      Black Bear - (ursus americanus) is fairly common in Utah, where it can be found primarily in large forested areas. Contrary to its name, the black bear is not always black; the species varies in color from reddish to light brown to black.


    Adventure Overview Tour Uinta NF Area Campgrounds

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    Midway Creek Inn
    a European style resort located in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. 15 minutes away from Park city Utah. Guests have access to four World Class Winter resorts. The Soldier Hollow Olympic venue and five Championship Golf courses. Inn on the Creek provides amenities including fine dining which features an award-winning wine list. A full service spa and conference and wedding services.

      Campgrounds - Heber Ranger District

    • Aspen Grove - Elev 7700 - 35 miles SE of Heber City on US-40, boat marina.
    • Currant Creek - Elev 8000-
    • Mill Hollow - Elev 8800 -
    • Renegade - Elev 7700
    • Soldier Creek - Elev 7700
    • Strawberry Bay - Elev 7700 - On Strawberry Reservoir, 23 miles SE of Heber City on US-40 - group sites and boat marina, fishing, trails, restaurant.
    • Wolf Creek - Elev 9400 - 13 miles SE of Heber City on US-40 in a timber setting.

      Campgrounds - Spanish Fork Ranger District

    • Maple Bench - Elev 5800 - 5 miles south of Payson on Nebo Loop, canyon trails and fishing at small lake
    • Paysons Lake - Elev 8000 - fishing, swimming & nature trail - Nebo Loop,
    • Balsam - Elev 6000 - right fork of Hobble Creek Canyon, offers scenic canyon stream fishing.
    • Cherry - Elev 5200 - right fork of Hobble Creek Canyon, offers scenic canyon stream fishing.
    • Blackhawk - Elev 8000 - 16 miles south of Payson on Nebo Loop - includes group campsites and horse trails.

      Campgrounds - Pleasant Grove Ranger District -

    • Hope - Elev 7700 - On Squaw Peak Road, five miles past US-198.
    • Altamont - Elev 7200 Group Campsite in forest wilderness 8.5 miles up American Fork Canyon
    • Granite Flat - Elev 6800 - Scenic canyon stream setting allows for fishing and kayaking next to Tibble Fork.
    • Little Mill - Elev 6000 - Family campsites next to SR-92 in American Fork Canyon -

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