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fall ColoradoLocated about an eight hour drive from Denver, in the northeastern region of Utah, sit the Uinta Mountains.

Characterized by the highest peaks in Utah, countless lakes, and a unique alpine ecosystem, we at Outdoors Geek definitely agree that this place is among the nation’s most outstanding wilderness areas.

Highway SignsThe Uinta Mountains were carved by glaciers from an immense uplift of Precambrian rock. Some of this rock is exposed as colorful quartzite and shales. The main crest of the Uinta Mountains runs west to east for more than 60 miles, rising over 6,000 feet above the Wyoming and Uinta Basins to the north and south. Massive secondary ridges extend north and south from the crest of the range, framing glacial basins and canyons far below.

This rugged expanse of peaks and flat-top mountains is the largest alpine area in the Intermountain West and is the setting for Kings Peak, the highest peak in Utah. Hundreds of picturesque lakes, streams, and meadows lie within sculpted basins. Cold, clear rivers plunge from the basins into deep canyons that form the headwaters of Utah’s major rivers.

The Uinta Mountains are home to: elk, mule deer, moose, mountain goat, coyote, black bear, bighorn sheep, ptarmigan, river otter, pine marten, cougar, and 75 percent of Utah’s bird species, among many others.

And to top it all off, the High Uintas Wilderness boasts 545 miles of trail!

camping under the starsIt appears that in the High Uintas Wildnerness, opportunities for exploration are endless.

Intimidated by the thought of approaching such an expansive region of beauty? Do not fear, we at Outdoors Geek are excited to help you organize a backpacking trip that lasts between one and eight days. We will hook you up with the best camping and hiking gear and give you expert advice on exploring the region!

So don’t wait until you have all of the right gear to go backpacking into the woods – do it now! Outdoors Geek is your best bet!

Backpack through the backcountry.

Backpack through the backcountry.

Outdoors Geek is the home of rental camping gear. We bring fun and exciting outdoor experiences within your reach, with top quality gear from companies such as The North Face & Marmot. We are based in Denver, Colorado, but ship all our gear nationwide and you never pay for transit time. You actually get to pick the brand and style you need depending on the type of trip you are taking (based on availability). We are the only place on the planet where you can Rent it, Try it, or Buy it.

We love the outdoors! And we are here to help put quality outdoor experiences within your reach. Call now for further assistance (303) 699-6944 or email us at contactus@outdoorsgeek.com