We tried to beat the 100 degree weather we’ve been having in Utah lately and headed to the Uinta Mountains this past weekend. With the higher elevation it made for a nice change to finally have temperatures in the 80’s. We don’t go here often, but it’s always such a good time when we do. The Uinta Mountain Range is part of the Rocky Mountains, and is the highest mountain range in the United States that runs east to west (most run north to south). Its large and vast, and feels like there are endless outdoor activities to do here.
We drove up through Kamas and headed up the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway to start our journey. If you don’t want to go camp for a few days, we’d recommend even just a quick drive on this highway because there is so much to see, and activities to do for the day. The winding road takes you up through the mountain range, past the Provo River Falls, around Mirror Lake, and over the other side that eventually ends in Wyoming. So it makes for a fun day to stop at some of the iconic places to see the majestic falls and lakes. There are over 1000 different lakes that are scattered all through this mountain range, with over 400 miles of rivers all over the mountains, so there is so much to see! From some of the more popular sites, to secluded lakes where you are the only one there….Imagine having a whole lake to yourself!
After every trip I say we need to stop and get our little guy ice cream, but being 8 months pregnant it’s really for me 😉 Their shakes are delicious and a great way to cool off after exploring around in the sun all day. But if you want the most refreshing, tastiest drink ever- try their Raspberry Fresh Lime Soda! I wish I had one right now to sip on! We got one for all three of us to share and were fighting over who got the most! 😉
While it’s getting a little harder to maneuver and hike around in my final stretch of pregnancy, especially with this heat wave, we still are trying to make the most out of our time before this little one arrives! It was the perfect weekend and memories were made that will last forever!