By: Division of Wildlife Resources
The Uinta Mountains of northeastern Utah are unique. They are the most prominent range of mountains in the continuous Untied States to lie in an east and west direction and the tallest mountains in Utah. King's Peak, Utah's tallest point of land, standing at 13,528 feet, is hard to distinguish from its sister peaks, all of which stand over 13,000 feet. This is a country of snow capped mountains, steep rocky slopes, green meadows, blue lakes and tall trees. Four of Utah's major rivers, the Duchesne, Provo, Weber, and Bear, originate in the snowfields of these mountains.