Towering in the distance over 6,000 feet above Evanston, Wyoming, the High Uinta Mountains are the largest alpine area in the Intermountain West. The mountains' basins comprise hundreds of serene lakes, rambling streams, and meadows. Though located in Northeast Utah, the High Uinta Mountains can be accessed from developed trailheads near downtown Evanston.
Evanston, Wyoming Hotel near High Uinta Mountains -
Comfort Inn Evanston is the perfect starting point for your High Uinta Mountains hiking vacation. Fuel hungry appetites with our complimentary Comfort Sunshine Breakfast, and check Wyoming weather conditions via free wireless Internet access. After your mountain hiking adventure, come back and enjoy our indoor heated pool and soak in our hot tub.
High Uinta Mountains Hiking -
The High Uinta Mountains offer 545 designated hiking trails accessible from 16 developed trailheads in Utah and Wyoming. Trails range from moderate to extreme, with altitude reaching 13,528 feet at the summit of Kings Peak. The north slope of the Uinta Wilderness area is generally accessed in Wyoming, while Utah is the access point for south slope recreation. Pay attention to all posted signs and trail markings. Follow a trail map. For more information, visit www.utahwild.com/mountains/uinta
High Uinta Mountains Flora, Fauna, and Wildlife -
The High Uinta Mountains offer an extreme variety of flora, fauna, and wildlife. Proceed with caution when hiking on mountain trails. The Uinta Mountains represent a diverse range of ecosystems due to the topographic differences in elevations. Above the tree line, you'll find tundra plant communities adapted to harsh weather condition of higher elevations. Below the tree line, forest land is thick with spruce, fir and lodgepole pines, interspersed with wetlands and meadows. Aspen groves provide a sharp and seasonally colorful contrast at the base of the Uinta Mountains. Moose, elk, mule deer, black bears, coyote, mountain lions, and bighorn sheep are among the wildlife. For more information, visit www.utahwild.com/mountains/uinta