Physical map of Utah
Information about the geography of UtahOne of Utah's defining characteristics is the variety of its terrain. Running down the center of the state is the Wasatch Range, which rises to heights of about 3650 meters above sea level. In the northeastern section of the state, running east to west, are the Uinta Mountains, which rise to heights of 3962 meters or more.
The highest point in the state, Kings Peak, at an elevation of 4123 meters, lies within the Uinta Mountains. Popular recreational destinations within the mountains besides the ski resorts include Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Bear Lake, and Jordanelle, Strawberry, East Canyon, and Rockport reservoirs. The mountains are popular camping, rock-climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and hiking destinations.